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Illustrating Wicked Bugs

July 29th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Book Arts, Books, Local Authors

Watch the painstaking process undertaken by Briony Morrow-Cribbs to illustrate Amy Stewart’s latest book, Wicked Bugs.

Briony Etching final from Dale Kaminski on Vimeo.

Both hand-colored and black & white etchings by Briony are available here at Eureka Books. Also available are Wicked Bugs greeting cards.


Cathleen Cahill, Author of Federal Fathers and Mothers

July 14th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Cathleen Cahill (left), author of Federal Fathers and Mothers

Cathleen Cahill (left), author of Federal Fathers and Mothers

A photo snapped inside Eureka Books is in this week’s North Coast Journal. It was taken during a book signing with author Cathleen Cahill, who talked about her book Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933.  The book features a chapter on the Hoopa Valley Reservation.

Cahill writes this week’s cover story about how native and non-native workers with the Bureau of Indian Affairs sabatoged federal efforts to kill native cultures.

The photo caption reads “Cathleen Cahill talks with Erma Marshall of Hoopa, whose son insisted they get a copy of Cahill’s new book on June 19, when the New Mexico-based historian was signing copies at Eureka books.” Photo by Carrie Peyton-Dahlberg.

Stop in to Eureka Books pick up a copy of Cahill’s book. To reserve a copy call us at 707-444-9593.

 


Local Author Cathleen Cahill at Eureka Books

June 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Cathleen Cahill - Federal Fathers and Mothers

Cathleen Cahill – Federal Fathers and Mothers

Join author Cathleen Cahill at Eureka Books to celebrate the publication of her first book, Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869 – 1933.

Cathleen will be available to meet and to answser questions about her research with teh Indian Service (today known as the Bureau of Indian Affairs), the bureau’s connections to Northern California, and how she used local archives for her work.

Saturday June 18
3:30 p.m.
Eureka Books
426 Second Street

For more information call (707) 444-9593

Cathleen Cahill is assistant professor of history at the University of New Mexico and is a graduate of St. Bernard’s High School in Eureka.


Amy Stewart on the Bestseller List

May 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

Eureka author Amy Stewart is #12 on the Independent Bookstore Bestseller List! Congratulations.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
3. The Social Animal by David Brooks
4. 20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger! by Bob Greene
5. Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
6. Love Wins by Rob Bell
7. The Dukan Diet by Pierre Dukan
8. The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
9. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
10. Malcolm X by Manning Marable
11. The 17 Day Diet by Dr.Mike Moreno
12. Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart
13. Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer
14. 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
15. The Best Advice I Ever Got by Katie Couric


Wicked Bugs in the New York Times

April 21st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Book Arts, Books, Local Authors

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Engraving by Briony Morrow-Cribbs

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Engraving by Briony Morrow-Cribbs

Our own Amy Stewart is creeping out insectophobes from coast to coast with the release of her latest book, Wicked Bugs and the attention it’s getting from the New York Times:

Ms. Stewart, who grows poison plants in her garden in Eureka, Calif., likes the dark side.

Like the Arab warriors, back in 198 A.D., who hurled pots of scorpions at the Romans. (The scorpions fell into their eyes.)

Or the body lice that tortured Napoleon’s soldiers as they marched across Russia in the winter of 1812, suffering freezing temperatures with little food or shelter. One soldier, maddened by the “unbearable tingling” of the lice, stripped and threw his clothes into the fire. If he didn’t die of exposure, the typhus carried by the lice might have killed him.

Wicked Bugs is on sale now at Eureka Books and bookstores everywhere.


Local Author Joan Dunning at Eureka Books for Arts Alive!

April 2nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Seabird in the Forest by Joan Dunning

Seabird in the Forest by Joan Dunning

Saturday night is Arts Alive! in Eureka from 6 to 9 pm, and stores will be open late showing art.

Local author and artist Joan Dunning will be at Eureka Books signing her new children’s book about the marbled murrelet, Seabird in the Forest.  It’s a very touching and beautifully illustrated tale about the life cycle of one of the North Coast’s endangered creatures.

Come meet the author and check out Joan’s original paintings from the book which will be on display on the Eureka Books art wall.

Seabird in the Forest is Joan’s latest book on the natural world.  Her previous works include From the Redwood Forest, Secrets of the Nest and The Loon.  She also illustrated the children’s book, Leaving Home.


Jacqueline Suskin’s 2011 Book Tour

February 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Local Authors

Suskin If you stopped by Eureka Books during the February Arts Alive! you were no doubt impressed with our guest Jacqueline Suskin and her Poetry Store.  Suskin creates poems made to order on her typewriter while you wait.  And you don’t have to wait long!  Her well of inspiration is clearly close at hand.

Now Suskin is raising money for a 2011 book tour.  She needs $5,000 by February 27th.

Here’s what she says about the tour:

I will travel across the country doing different events, reading my work, collaborating with local artists and musicians, and creating celebrations based around poetry. My hope is to earn enough funds in order to support each event (food, entertainment, venue fees, etc..), printing costs, and travel expenses.

I will also be doing Poem Store whenever I can (www.yoursubjectyourprice.com). This will be an added way to bring poetry into as many lives as possible. I am excited to interact with anyone who is still engaged in the importance of poetry as a driving part of American culture.

She’s almost halfway to her goal.  You can pledge your support here.

 


Seeds of Wickedness

December 15th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Local Authors

Wickedseeds Just in: Seeds inspired by Eureka author Amy Stewart’s book, Wicked Plants.


Mega Author Signing on Saturday

December 1st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Local Authors

This coming Saturday from 6-9 p.m. we will have an all-star line-up of local authors at Eureka Books signing their new books. If you have someone passionate about local history on your list, signed copies of these books will make perfect, personalized gifts.

If you can't make in during Arts Alive, call (707-444-9593) or send us an email to reserve a copy. We can also ship gift-wrapped copies to anyone on your Christmas list.

Placenames Place Names of Humboldt County, California: A Compendium, 1542-2009 by Dennis and Gloria Turner ($50). The long-awaited second and much expanded edition is finally here (for sale on Dec. 3). The book adds 300 new names and revises 700 entries from the previous edition, a long-out-of-print and hard-to-find volume—we used to sell it easily for $100+. The Turners will be signing copies during Arts Alive.

Buhne The Sea Captain’s Odyssey: A Biography of Captain H. H. Buhne, 1822–1894 by Marvin Shepherd ($24.95). Captain Buhne was among the first white men to see Humboldt Bay and as a tugboat captain with unmatched knowledge of the shifting sands near the jetty, was responsible for bringing many ships into port. This is the first full-length biography of this important Humboldt pioneer. The books are being shipped to our store directly from the printer and are scheduled for delivery tomorrow. Marv will also be signing books on Saturday night.

Ld2 Locally Delicious: Recipes and Resources for Eating on the North Coast by the Heirloom Tomatoes ($24.95 will all profits going to local food programs). Last year's most popular local book is back in a new and expanded second edition. The Tomatoes will also be back in the store this Arts Alive signing books, talking local food, and (if we're lucky) serving local dishes.

Amy Stewart will also be in the store signing Wicked Plants and—if you're looking for a great stocking stuffer or low-cost gift—hardcover copies of Flower Confidential at $5 each.

North Coast Journal science columnist Barry Evans will sign his book Field Notes and his earlier books.

Humboldt-heartland-sm On Sunday, we will have signed copies of Humboldt Heartland: Ranching on California's Remote North Coast by Andy Westfall ($75, and worth it). For many years, Andy has been photographing Humboldt's historic ranches and interviewing their owners about life in the Humboldt Heartland. This is a magnificent book, beautifully printed and bound. It is the best looking book about Humboldt County published in recent memory.


Wicked Bugs Video

November 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

Eureka author Amy Stewart’s next book, Wicked Bugs, will be out in May (2011), but the video has already landed.


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