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We Have a Winner in the Paint Our Building Voting

  After receiving 961 public votes and accounting for the opinions of the staff and owners of Eureka Books, this paint design created by Carson Park Design is the overall winner in our Paint Our Building poll. Let’s hope the weather holds so we can get the place painted this year! Thanks to all our […]

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Help Paint Eureka Books

It’s been about 20 years since Eureka Books was last painted and we’ve decided it’s time for a new look, and we’d like your help. We’ve narrowed it down to nine different designs. Tell us which one you like best. Or stop by the store – we have them all on the wall.

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Now Hiring: Assistant Manager, Used Books

Open Position: Assistant Manager, Used Books The primary responsibility of this position will be supervising the used book division of the store, including buying used books, cataloging, Internet sales, packing and shipping. This is in addition to the sorts of work we all do: customer service, cashier duties, and general bookstore maintenance, such as shelving […]

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Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier

The newest book on Humboldt County goes on sale June 18th.  Until then we have it under lock and key. From the publisher: In the vein of Susan Orlean’s The Orchid Thief and Deborah Feldman’s Unorthodox, journalist Emily Brady journeys into a secretive subculture–one that marijuana built. Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier Say the […]

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Paint Eureka Main Street

Benjamin Moore, the paint company (available locally at Shafer’s), has just announced a contest in which 20 winning towns will have their Main Streets painted for free! And Eureka is one of the towns in the running. You can vote for Eureka once a day, every day, between now and June 30 at Right […]

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Arts Alive June 1: Conifers of the Pacific Slope

Michael Kauffman, author of the hiking guide, Conifer Country, has a new book coming out–a field guide to all 65 species of conifers on the West Coast: Conifers of the Pacific Slope. Conifers are some of the oldest plants on the plant and include a number of world-record holders (and right here in California): 1. The […]

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Bookselling & Bartending

Eureka Books co-owner Amy Stewart‘s essay on author-owned bookstores, with a booze twist, just appeared in Publisher’s Weekly, a trade journal for the book industry: Doesn’t it seem like bookstores are the latest fashion accessory for authors? We should be shopping for a sensible handbag that doubles as a carry-on, but instead we’re out buying […]

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Eureka Books List 29: Social Movements

Eureka Books’ latest short list #29, on Social Movements, is now online. Subjects include Internment Camps, Freedom Riders, Black Panthers, Fugitive Slaves, Young Lords, Civil Rights, Zoot Suits, Chicano Tattoos, Paños, and the UFW.

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Eureka: Then and Now

Local author Scott Brown (not the Scott Brown who works at the store) has just had a new book published: Eureka-Then and Now, which pairs historic photographs with modern images taken in the same location. The book is in stock now. Come by during Arts Alive! on March 2 (6 to 9 pm) to have […]

The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart Available Now!

Amy Stewart’s long-awaited book, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks, is now available. You can order signed copies here or pick one up at Eureka Books. The April 6th event will begin at 5 pm with Amy’s only talk in Humboldt County, followed by a cocktail party featuring drinks from […]

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