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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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California Bookstore Day

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 […]

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Broadsides of local and international poets.

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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Quilt books galore

THIS JUST IN: Quilt books.  Lots and lots of quilt books. Tell your crafty friends. To name just a few of the titles: Quilting with Style: Principles for Great Pattern Design Quilts from the Quiltmaker’s Gift: 20 Traditional Patterns for a New Generation of Generous Quiltmakers 70 Classic Quilting Patterns: Ready-to-Use Designs and Instructions (Dover […]

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New Book on the 1964 Flood

With California locked in a severe drought, a new book looks back 50 years to a different extreme event. The 1964 Flood of Humboldt and Del Norte by local authors Greg Rumney and Dave Stockton, Jr. features hundreds of photos of the Great Christmas Flood of the Eel and Klamath Rivers. First came several feet of […]

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The Economics of Used Books, part 1

The first of an infrequent series of bookstore economics Due to the number of spam comments we receive, we’ve had to turn off comments, but feel free to visit our home page and send an email. A couple of years before he died, Peter Howard of Serendipity Books, in Berkeley, was hired to appraise a […]

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Eureka Books December Arts Alive Celebration

Eureka Books’ Annual Celebration of Local Writers! Humboldt County is in for a treat on December 7 during Arts Alive. Eight local authors will be at Eureka Books. December Arts Alive Schedule 6-7 p.m.: Alex Service and Susan O’Hara, Northwestern Pacific Railroad Eureka to Willits, and Wendy Lestina, Our Story: The Ferndale Museum Collected Issues […]

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