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Come Join the Party with Local Authors to Celebrate Arts Alive! on December 6.  More than ten authors will be here.  Enjoy the festivities, including wine served by Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival. Schedule 6-7:30 p.m. Amy & Aiko Uyeki.  Sanae, Senryu Poet: Her Life in 5-7-5.  The Poetry of Shizue Harada Pam Service.   Alien […]

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Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Old Town and Downtown merchants are having a holiday window decorating contest this year, starting November 28, the day after Thanksgiving. Watch the stores sparkle and then vote for your favorites. Ballots will be available in participating shops when the contest begins. Merchants: The rules and other information are here.

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Medical Caricatures Exhibit during Arts Alive!.

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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Remembering Father Eric Freed

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 […]

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Artist Lynn Jones at Eureka Books August 2nd

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 […]

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Nov. 1 Book Launch Party for Both Sides of the Bluff by Jerry Rohde

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. […]

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Via Magazine Article

From Via Magazine: “The eclectic assortment of antiquarian books, maps, photos, and ephemera at Eureka Books thrills spontaneous browsers and serious collectors alike.”

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Exhibit of Collages by Grant Skoglund July 5th

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 […]

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WWII Airborne Leaflets Exhibit

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 […]

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Catalog 30: Social Movements

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.

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