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No naughty booksellers here

November 26th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

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Santa said Eureka Books is his favorite shop in Old Town, but he probably says that to all the store owners.


Buy Low and Sell High

November 14th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookselling, Bookstore

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Further tales of bookselling beyond the redwood curtain, from the New York Times Op-ed page.

The novel referred to in the story is The Last Bookstore in America, available on the Kindle and other e-readers.

For a previous encounter we had with Humboldt's finest, go here.

 

 


From old books to new journals

October 28th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

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Eureka Books is now carrying blank journals made from recycled hardcovers.  Some of the more interesting illustrations and pages are preserved inside.  Each book is unique and sizes vary.  Some are perfect for personal journals while others are big enough for artist sketch books.


Spooky books are lurking in the aisles

October 15th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

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Villainous vampires, ghastly gouls and a zombie remake of an old classic await your visit to Eureka Books… if you dare.


1000 Little Books for Literacy

August 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Book Arts, Bookselling, Bookstore

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If you happen in to the Eureka branch of the library, you can see a display of some of the 1,000 books the members of NORBAG (the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild) have made to benefit the Humboldt Literacy Project.

On Friday night, September 3, from 6:30 to 8:30, we're hosting a party/reception for NORGAG and Humboldt Literacy Project, where the 1000 books will be unveiled and put up for sale, at $1 each. The text of each book is made from a single sheet of paper, cleverly folded, and then attached to decorative covers. 

If you'd like to join us for the reception, please RSVP by calling the store (707-444-9593) or hitting the email link on our home page. Admission is free, but we hope you'll buy some books and support literacy here on the North Coast.


New Store Slogan?

July 18th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

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This is an ad for the restaurant and bar that used to occupy our building. I found this in a 1920 promotional brochure for Eureka. I'm thinking we should revive the Louvre slogan: Pretty girls! Jazzy music! Good books! That's us! Eureka Books * 426 Second Street, Eureka Cal.


Found in a Book

June 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

A newspaper clipping claiming to be "Bret Harte's First Poem, which was Written for, and Published in, the Humboldt Times," from July 25, 1857 (this clipping is a reprint from about 1905):

'Tis a town that is one of your queer kind of places

So noted for lumber and beautiful faces

There are dry goods and billiards, and shops where you victual

and every convenience—nor is it so little;

But once 'twas quite lost to the country around it,

And they called it "Eureka" to show that they found it.

(The rest of the poem is a rather forced rhyme about a drinking man and his bumbling attempts at wooing a young woman. I'll spare you, you've suffered enough already.)


Great Set Countdown III

February 10th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

DSCN8125 We have another Great Set Countdown going – this time we're offering the Britannica Great Books of the Western World set – all 54 volumes of knowledge, from Aristotle to Darwin. The way this works is that the price drops $5 per day until it's free. This set started at $140 on February 1 and on March 1 it will be free. Right now, it's just $95 (which is about half of what they go for on eBay). Tomorrow it will be $90, unless someone snaps it up before we close today. If you've wanted this set, don't wait too long! Sold on February 19 for $50!


It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

October 24th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

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The Works of Edward Bulwer Lytton, complete in nine volumes, circa 1885. Lord Lytton is hardly a household name today, but he was one of the most popular writers of the late 19th century, famous for prose as ornate as the Victorian architecture of the era. He is not widely read today, but you know the beginning of the first line of a novel you’ve never heard of, Paul Clifford (volume 8 of this set):

“It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents—except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.”

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Best in Show

March 28th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

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Congratulations to Linda Mitchell, a local artist and friend of the store, for winning Best in Show at the Redwood Art Association exhibition at the Morris Graves Museum of Art. Linda's winning painting is of Eureka Books' grand re-opening, held to celebrate our purchase of the store in 2007.


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