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The Great Encyclopedia Countdown

A couple of weeks ago, we went out to a customer's house to buy some books. He was moving and wanted to clear some space. We selected several dozen volumes of contemporary world history to buy and after we reached a deal, we loaded up the car. As we were getting ready to go, he […]


I Hope We Don’t Look This Goofy in Person

We're helping to judge a Flash Fiction contest sponsored by the North Coast Journal. One of their photographers, Bob Doran, came by and took this picture of us last week. Since the contest was for fiction under 100 words, we decided to pose with small books. From left to right: Jess Friedlander, Mark Shikuma, Amy […]


Blogging, Old School

Recently discovered on our shelves, a small pamphlet describing Amateur Journalism, the 19th-century version of blogging, with participants printing their missives with lead type and using a letterpress. To quote: Amateur journalism is "the occupation, or perhaps pursuit, of a fraternity of boys and girls, young men and women of America, who edit and publish […]


How You Know Your Store Is in Humboldt County

When the box of books you bought in Southern Humboldt has this in the bottom. In the local parlance, these folks were growing "tomatoes."


A Sneak Preview of the March Arts Alive Show


Not Your Average Bookstore Event

Last November, we invited local apple farmers into the store for Arts Alive, a monthly Old Town arts event. They sliced apples from their orchard and one of Eureka Books' co-owners, Peggy Irvine, exhibited her wonderful colored pencil portraits of local Humboldt apples.  What a night!


Just In – World War Two Posters

We just acquired 50 or more World War II posters. What's a little sexist stereotyping if it was good for the war effort? Stop in and take a look. Priced from $15.


Local Author Barbara Kerley in the New York Times

 Kudos to local author Barbara Kerley for the great review in the New York Times. We've got signed copies in the store, but we don't expect them to last, so get down here now if you want one.  With the Obama girls moving into the White House, this book is a great way to get […]

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Botanical Atrocities

So once again, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is teetering on the brink and has turned to selling off rare books to make ends meet (or more accurately, pay their **creditors** 30 cents on the dollar). On December 11, at Sotheby's, at least six rare botanicals will be going on the block. This deaccessioning has been […]


We Were Robbed

While neglecting my own blog recently, I have signed on as a guess blogger at Foreword Magazine. I wrote about a recent theft at my bookstore, and the lesson I'm taking from it. Philobiblos isn't impressed.


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