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Obi Kaufmann for May Arts Alive

March 4th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Eureka Books, Events, Feature 2

Eureka Books is excited to announce that we will be hosting bestselling author and artist Obi Kaufmann for a book signing at Arts Alive on May 5th from 6pm to 9pm.

If you love California, you need this book. Obi Kaufmann grew up in the San Francisco East Bay and has spent decades exploring the Golden State’s natural wonders with paintbrush in hand. Now he has gathered his art and understanding of nature’s cycles in a unique collection of science and art like nothing we’ve seen before. The California Field Atlas is part atlas and part field guide, but so much more than both of these. It’s an art book and a exploration of our natural past and possible futures. Come meet Obi and see for yourself why this book sold out before Christmas and is destined to become a classic!

This is an excellent article from the San Francisco Chronicle found on Obi Kaufmann’s website:

Obi Kaufmann in the San Francisco Chronicle

Learn more about the book at



Wildflowers of the Trinity Alps for April 7th Arts Alive

February 12th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Join Ken DeCamp at Eureka Books as he shares the results of his lifelong exploration of local wildernesses in the latest release from Backcountry Press — Wildflowers of Trinity Alps  from 6 pm to 9 pm for Arts Alive on April 7th 2018.


Local Author Heather Leigh at March 3, 2018 Arts Alive!

February 7th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Local Authors

Local author Heather Leigh will join us on March 3, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm to sign copies of her latest novel The Earth Game Option. Heather has written several children’s books, instructional nonfiction, young adult novels, as well as her latest novel. Join her to discuss the process of self-publishing as well as her experience with traditional publishing. Support your local authors in the comfort of Eureka Books on another beautiful evening at Arts Alive!

See our facebook event here.




New Mills of Humboldt Book Signing Feb. 3 Arts Alive

January 4th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Events, Humboldt County, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Panoramic of the Newberg Cookhouse

Mills of Humboldt County 1910-1945

February 3rd 2018 at Eureka Books from 6pm to 9pm

Join our friends from the Fortuna Depot Museum Susan J.P. O’Hara and Alex Service as they celebrate the latest release of the Images of America series — Mills of Humboldt County 1910-1945. Hear stories of the local area as it was a century ago and get your signed copy for the local history lover in your family.

Hiking Humboldt Volume 2 Book Signing December 2nd

November 12th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Eureka Books, Events, Uncategorized

Hiking Humboldt Volume 2 Author Rees Hughes and Cartographer Jason Barnes will be signing books for Arts Alive at Eureka Books in Old Town Eureka on December 2nd.

Hiking Humboldt Volume 2 provides an excellent companion to Volume 1. A love of trails and nature brought this team of authors, cartographers, and graphic designers together to create two books that are the definitive collection of hiking guides for Humboldt County. Published by Backcountry Press, Hiking Humboldt Volumes 1 & 2 are the perfect gift for the adventurers in your family.

Backcountry Press, based in Kneeland, is owned by Michael Kauffmann and Allison Poklemba. This husband and wife team have ensured that Volume 2 is 100% Humboldt-made. Allison and Michael do graphic design, website development, and book distribution. Times Printing in Eureka printed the book on recycled paper. The full-color, 216 page guide retails for $29.95 and can be found in all bookstores (and other stores) across the county.

See out facebook event for more.

Rees Hughes and Jason Barnes Signing Hiking Humboldt Volume 2

30 Years of Eureka Books

October 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Events

Vintage hand pointing to details and a vintage cake image.

30% off for 3 hours for November 4th 2017 Arts Alive!

Cake, games, and more! After 30 years of bookselling we’re ready to celebrate!

Did we mention cake?

Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions Now Available

September 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Eureka Books, Events, Local Authors

The latest from Eureka Books’ own Amy Stewart has arrived! Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions is the third novel in the extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters.

Deputy Sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn’t belong behind bars. And sixteen year old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn’t be publicly shamed and packed off to a state run reformatory. But such were the laws – and morals – of 1916.

Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it’s her sister Fleurette who puts Constance’s beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn’t behave.

Against the backdrop of World War I, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions is a spirited, page turning story that will delight fans of historical fiction and lighthearted detective fiction alike.

Hear more of their story and see pictures from the time period which inspired the book from local author Amy Stewart herself at the Eureka Theater on Saturday October 7th at 7pm. Arrive early for conversation and cocktails.


Preview Children’s Author Festival at Eureka Books

August 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookselling, Eureka Books, Events, Humboldt County, Local Authors

The 2017 Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival kicks off with a preview at Eureka Books on Saturday, September 2 from 6 pm to 9 pm during Arts Alive. Every two years the Author Fest brings dozens of children’s book authors and illustrators to local schools to promote reading.

The Festival began in 1975 with goals of bringing well known, published authors to Humboldt County. This now biennial event enables authors and artists to talk with students about books including the business and craft of writing. These efforts reinforce the idea that people create books and that children and students can write as well as read. This now biennial event features picture books, chapter books, children’s non-fiction, and even graphic novels.

During Arts Alive Eureka Books will have a display of books from all the authors participating in the Children’s Author Festival. Local children’s book authors are also expected to be available to sign books featured in the festival. Volunteers from the festival will provide refreshments and help families select appropriate titles as parents are encouraged to pick up copies of visiting authors’ books ahead of time.

Wicked Bugs Young Readers Edition Released at Eureka Books

July 31st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Eureka Books, Humboldt County, Local Authors, New Arrivals

He looks cute, but he’s really wicked!

Come visit Eureka Books Saturday August 5th 2017 for the release of Wicked Bugs Young Readers Edition.

Responding to educators’ requests for an age appropriate version of Wicked Bugs, Eureka Books’ own Amy Stewart teamed up with artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs to bring a full color adaptation to life for use in classrooms and in homes.

This wicked book release event will be a part of Old Town Eureka’s monthly Arts Alive night from 6 pm to 9 pm at 426 Second Street.

The night will feature a collection of insects you can get close to and even some professional bug related art you can take home along with the new book — while supplies last!

Book Clubs Save at Eureka Books

June 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Bookstore, Events, Feature 3

Get 20% off your book club picks with the Book Club Program at Eureka Books. In addition to the discount, the program will give members of a listed book club a discount and help recruit new members.

“Each group has its own flavor and we cater to all kinds,” said Katie McCreary, Manager of Eureka Books. “Some folks love new fiction, some like the latest science writing, and some need a friend to help them through the classics. They can find one of the many local groups or even start their own. All it takes is getting a few people together once a month and a whole new world opens up.”

Eureka Books employee and book club member Solomon Everta added, “I was trying to get through the classics on my own and struggling, but after I joined the North Coast Great Books Discussion Group I’ve found it to be fun and I feel like I’m learning a lot. It’s comforting to know you have friends along for the read.”

Eureka Books is located at 426 Second Street in Old Town, across from the gazebo where you can drop off your book club’s information. Alternately, you can email to sign your book group up for the discount program. See our book club program webpage for details.