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Harvesting Books

Book artist Sandy Vrem, harvesting some of the 1,000 books that members of the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild (norbag.net) made as a benefit for literacy here in Humboldt County. The books are $1 each, with all proceeds going to the Humboldt Literacy Project. Fewer than half remain, so come in and get some while […]


Found in a Bookstore

Now I know what those teenagers were doing with our movie titlers yesterday afternoon.


1000 Little Books for Literacy

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 […]


Dickens on Writing and Bookselling

I've been reading Oliver Twist this month, which is both comic and horrific at the same time, and you can feel the young Dickens exulting in his command of the English language and his growing confidence is palpable. High school English turned me off of Dickens for 30 years, but reading Drood, by Dan Simmons, […]


New Store Slogan?

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

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 […]


Bookstore Cat in the House

Local children's book author Mary Nethery is here signing her lastest book, Nini, accompanied by O'Ryan, a very tame cat brought by the Sequoia Humane Society. That's the latest from Eureka Books during Arts Alive.


Just In: Collection of Watercolor Instruction Books

We just acquired an 80+ book collection of watercolor instruction books. These are virtually like new and most retail from $25 to $30. We’ve priced them from $10 – $15.


Local Book Artist Retrospective

The late great Shereen LaPlantz, a multi-talented artist who specialized in the book arts (and weaving and jewelry-making) is having a retrospective show at the University of Puget Sound, through March 12. See some of her work from the exhibit here. Thanks to the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild (NORBAG) blog. LaPlantz was a founding […]


Pulp Mill Art Show Opens Tomorrow

If you're out and about for Arts Alive on Saturday evening, drop in to see our show of paintings and photographs of the pulp mill. The mill is one of the industrial landmarks of Humboldt County, sitting on the bay on the Samoa peninsula, right across from Eureka. For many decades, the pulp mill emitted […]


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