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Limited Edition Classics

Just in time for the holidays, Penguin has brought out a limited-edition line of hardcover classics like Great Expectations and Pride and Prejudice. These are lovely books designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith, one of the hottest book designers working today. The books are nicely priced at $20 each. There’s a funny interview with Ms. Bickford-Smith on […]


It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

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 […]


Apple Art and Tasting

  This is a preview of some of the new apple portraits we'll be displaying in November. These life-size color pencil drawings by Peggy Irvine depict heirloom apples from Humboldt County. This is our second show of Irvine's botanical illustrations, and once again, we're inviting growers to the store for an apple tasting on Saturday, […]


Owning a Bookshop Makes Jonathan Lethem Very Happy

Author Jonathan Lethem, in a Time magazine interview (via Shelf Awareness) Time: Is it true you own a bookstore? Letham: Yeah. I'm part proprietor of a small used-book store in Maine. I don't really own the building. I guess I sort of own the books until someone comes along and buys them. I'm like the […]


Nubs on the Loose

Eureka author Mary Nethery's latest children's book arrived today! Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle describes the adventures of an abandoned German shepherd in Iraq who adopted a major and followed his Humvee for 70 miles through the desert. When the marines said he couldn't keep the dog, volunteers […]


Spooky Stuff for Halloween

We're decorating the store for Halloween today (it is the 13th, afterall) and we're putting out the typical books on vampires and ghosts, but what better season to display the creepiest item in the store: a 17th-century broadside from the Popish Plot in England. Justice in the 17th Century: "To be hanged by the Neck, […]


Amy Stewart in the New York Times

Imagine my surprise when I went to the New York Times website and saw local author Amy Stewart (and Eureka Books co-owner) on the home page. The story is scheduled to run in tomorrow (May 20).


Wicked Plants an Indie Bestseller!

The American Booksellers Association just released their weekly list of bestsellers at independent boookstores. This week, Eureka's own Amy Stewart's Wicked Plants (signed copies available in the store now) is #25, and "on the rise." ON THE RISE   25. Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities Amy Stewart, Briony […]


Another Local Star

Barbara Kerley, the award-winning Humboldt County children's book author, added another kudo to her resume (which already includes a Caldecott Honor, among other awards)—a starred review from Publisher's Weekly for her latest: One World, One Day. Barbara will be signing her latest at Northtown Books, in Arcata, on Friday, May 8.


Boing Boing Baby!

Wicked Plants by local author Amy Stewart is on Boing Boing. I'm not really hip enough to know what this means, but as the Internet-savvy person who told me about it said, "As far as super cool web news goes, it doesn't get any better than this." Here's a photo of the book launch party […]


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