Artists embellished medical conditions, treatments, and lampooned practitioners. The bizarre therapeutics and massive doses of medications are depicted in the show. The public in the nineteenth century, as today, was frustrated with the inefficiency of medical treatments and the high costs of medical care and drugs. With art and wit, the caricaturists elevated health issues […]
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At Arts Alive! on September 6, Eureka Books will honor the late Father Eric Freed, who would have been 57 on Sept. 8. We have acquired the last 90 copies of his book, The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem and have commissioned a broadside. Proceeds of the sale of both items […]
Lynn Jones will show her work during Arts Alive!. The collection includes linoleum cut, handset lead plates, and letterpress prints. Jones will be at the store from 6-9 p.m. to demonstrate her work using a small printing press. A limited number of debut bookplates will be printed during the demo. During an internship with David […]
Jerry Rohde will be giving a free lecture and signing his new book, Both Sides of the Bluff, at Eureka Theater on November 1, 2014. Eureka Theater is located at 612 F Street. The lecture is at 5 p.m. and the book signing is from 6-9 p.m. The event is sponsored by Booklegger and Eureka Books. […]
From Via Magazine: “The eclectic assortment of antiquarian books, maps, photos, and ephemera at Eureka Books thrills spontaneous browsers and serious collectors alike.”
Local artist Grant Skoglund will exhibit his collages during Arts Alive!. Skoglund was motivated to construct collages as a form of music in a visual arrangement. “Being drawn more toward music than visual arts, the notion of composing is a more familiar territory to me,” Skoglund stated. He uses images from books to render the […]
Starting June 7th, WW II aerial propaganda leaflets will be exhibited at Eureka Books. Fliers were dropped over enemy territory as a form of psychological warfare. Leaflets providing “safe conduct passes” also were dispersed, which enemy troops could use to surrender. This form of propaganda was so popular with the Allied forces that one squadron […]
Eureka Books Catalog 30: Social Movements is available as a pdf. Internment Camps, Black Panthers, Amistad Case, Young Lords, Civil Rights, Paños, UFW, and more.
On May 3rd celebrate your local independent bookstore with the first California Bookstore Day. Books published exclusively for this event will be available only at participating bookstores. Eureka Books will have select titles for this occasion, including The Sleeper and the Spindle by famed science fiction author Neil Gaiman, whose contribution to California Bookstore Day […]
Eureka Books is exhibiting broadsides of local poets, Jerry Martien and Jim Dodge, along with international writers such as Margaret Atwood and Thich Nhat Hanh, and local artist Amy Uyeki, through April.
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