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Bookselling & Bartending

May 3rd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Bookselling, Local Authors

Eureka Books at NightEureka Books co-owner Amy Stewart‘s essay on author-owned bookstores, with a booze twist, just appeared in Publisher’s Weekly, a trade journal for the book industry:

Doesn’t it seem like bookstores are the latest fashion accessory for authors? We should be shopping for a sensible handbag that doubles as a carry-on, but instead we’re out buying bookstores. Ann Patchett has one, as do Louise Erdrich, Jonathan Lethem, and Garrison Keillor. Larry McMurtry owns several, although I hear he’s consolidating…. [read on]


Eureka Books List 29: Social Movements

April 11th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Catalog

Eureka Books List 29: Social Movements

Eureka Books List 29: Social Movements

Eureka Books’ latest short list #29, on Social Movements, is now online. Subjects include Internment Camps, Freedom Riders, Black Panthers, Fugitive Slaves, Young Lords, Civil Rights, Zoot Suits, Chicano Tattoos, Paños, and the UFW.


Eureka: Then and Now

February 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Events, Local Authors

eureka-then-and-now-sqLocal author Scott Brown (not the Scott Brown who works at the store) has just had a new book published: Eureka-Then and Now, which pairs historic photographs with modern images taken in the same location. The book is in stock now.

Come by during Arts Alive! on March 2 (6 to 9 pm) to have him sign your book.


The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart Available Now!

February 7th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Feature 3, Local Authors

The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart’s long-awaited book, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks, is now available. You can order signed copies here or pick one up at Eureka Books.

The April 6th event will begin at 5 pm with Amy’s only talk in Humboldt County, followed by a cocktail party featuring drinks from the book. Mark your calender.


Booksigning: New Local History Books

February 7th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Events, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Logging Railroads by Katy Tahja and Eureka: Then and Now by Scott Brown

Logging Railroads by Katy Tahja and Eureka: Then and Now by Scott Brown

 

Be sure to drop by Eureka Books during March Arts Alive! (March 2, from 6 – 9 pm). We’re hosting two local authors who will be signing their new books, Katy Tahja’s Logging Railroads of Humboldt and Mendocino County and Scott Brown’s Eureka: Then and Now. As a side note, the Scott Brown who will be signing books is not the Scott Brown who owns Eureka Books (nor is he the former senator from Massachusetts).


Logging Railroads of Humboldt and Mendocino Counties

January 31st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Humboldt County, Local Authors

 

Local history, railroad and logging buffs will be happy to see the arrival of this newly released book: Logging Railroads of Humboldt and Mendocino Counties.

Author Katy Tahja will be on hand to sign copies during the March Arts Alive (March 2nd, 6-9pm) but we have it in stock now.


Local Photographer Andy Westfall at the Horse Races

December 14th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, Local Authors

Jockeys before a race

An image from Backside at the Bull Ring by Andy Westfall

Local photographer Andy Westfall, author of the beautiful and completely sold-out book on ranching on the north coast, Humboldt Heartland, has just published a limited edition book of photographs taken behind the scenes at the Humboldt County Fair horse races. The book measures 17 by 11 inches, and reproduces 30 of Andy’s exquisite black-and-white photographs. The edition is just 30 copies and more than half are already taken.


The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

December 1st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, Local Authors

Book Trailer for The Drunken Botanist by Amy StewartLocal author Amy Stewart’s next book, The Drunken Botanist, won’t be out until March 19, but here’s a short video trailer to hold you over until then.


Lunchbox Envy

December 1st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature 2, Local Authors

Cover of Lunchbox Envy: An Adventure in Healthy Eating for Kids and Families

Cover of Lunchbox Envy: An Adventure in Healthy Eating for Kids and Families

The Heirloom Tomatoes, the energetic women behind the popular Locally Delicious cookbook, are back with Lunchbox Envy: An Adventure in Healthy Eating for Kids and Families. This full-color cookbook is all about healthier eating for kids, with an eye to packing healthy lunches for school. The book launch is tonight (Saturday, December 1) at Eureka Books. We’ll have signed copies after, for as long as they last.

Read more in the North Coast Journal.


USS Milwaukee Commemorative Plaque

November 18th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Feature 3, Humboldt County, New Arrivals

Commemorative Plaque of the USS Milwaukee

Commemorative Plaque of the USS Milwaukee

The Humboldt County Historical Society has just released a special limited edition plaque commemorating the wreck of the USS Milwaukee off the coast of Humboldt Bay in 1917. The event was a slow-motion disaster, bringing thousands of people to the beach to watch. The Milwaukee, a naval cruiser, had come to pull a submarine, the H-3, out of the sand, becoming stuck in the process. The submarine was freed from the shifting sands of the Samoa Peninsula, but the Milwaukee became permanently stuck and it broke in two during a storm. The Navy stripped the ship of everything salvageable. The decks were torn apart by the shop classes of Eureka and Arcata schools.

Local naval historian Wallace Martin, author of Sail and Steam on the Northern California Coast, acquired pieces of the decking cut into thin rectangles, perhaps when he was enrolled in shop at Eureka High School a few years after the Milwaukee ran aground. He and his family carefully preserved these relics of Humboldt County history for more than 85 years. They were donated to the society to make these plaques as a fundraiser.

Each plaque includes a piece of the Milwaukee decking, attractively framed below a photograph of the wreck. An official historical society seal and signature marks these as authentic commemoratives. Only 100 were made.

The Milwaukee plaques are only available at Eureka Books and the historical society. $125


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