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Wildflowers of the Trinity Alps for April 7th Arts Alive

February 12th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature 2, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Join Ken DeCamp at Eureka Books as he shares the results of his lifelong exploration of local wildernesses in the latest release from Backcountry Press — Wildflowers of Trinity Alps  from 6 pm to 9 pm for Arts Alive on April 7th 2018.

 


Local Author Heather Leigh at March 3, 2018 Arts Alive!

February 7th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Feature, Local Authors

Local author Heather Leigh will join us on March 3, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm to sign copies of her latest novel The Earth Game Option. Heather has written several children’s books, instructional nonfiction, young adult novels, as well as her latest novel. Join her to discuss the process of self-publishing as well as her experience with traditional publishing. Support your local authors in the comfort of Eureka Books on another beautiful evening at Arts Alive!

See our facebook event here.

 

 

 


The Inspirational Memoirs of Gerhard Drumm Who Survived Communist Labor Camps

January 31st, 2018  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

Local author Gerhard Drumm, who escaped concentration camps and a period of ethnic cleansing following World War II, has published two volumes of memoirs – Like Grounded Swallows, and  New Every Morning.

“Only a small number of Americans are aware of the ethnic cleansing which took place after the Second World War in communist Yugoslavia,” wrote daughter Margaret Drumm in an email to Eureka Books. “My family believed it was important for our father to document and share his experiences so that they can be part of the public record.”

Both titles are available at Eureka Books. Order below for free domestic shipping (new copies only), or call us at (707) 444-9593.

Read a profile of the Loleta author in the Times-Standard.

New Every Morning: 1947 – 1961




Part II of the Drumm’s autobiography. New Every Morning recounts life after Drumm fled from concentration camps and a period of ethnic cleansing in eastern (communist) Yugoslavia, first to Vienna and eventually to the United States. Illustrated from black-and-white photographs. $16; shipped free in the U.S.

Like Grounded Swallows: 1929 – 1947. My Boyhood and Youth Before, During and After the Second World War in Yugoslavia




Part I of Drumm’s autobiography. Like Grounded Swallows chronicles the first 18 years of the author’s life – including the time he and his family spent separated in the concentration camps of communist Yugoslavia, and his efforts to coordinate their escape. $16; shipped free in the U.S.


New Mills of Humboldt Book Signing Feb. 3 Arts Alive

January 4th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Events, Humboldt County, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Panoramic of the Newberg Cookhouse

Mills of Humboldt County 1910-1945

February 3rd 2018 at Eureka Books from 6pm to 9pm

Join our friends from the Fortuna Depot Museum Susan J.P. O’Hara and Alex Service as they celebrate the latest release of the Images of America series — Mills of Humboldt County 1910-1945. Hear stories of the local area as it was a century ago and get your signed copy for the local history lover in your family.


Everyone Gets A Books This Year!

November 20th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Eureka Books, Humboldt County

To all our friends in Humboldt County,

For the last 30 years, Eureka Books has hand-picked our eclectic and interesting selection books to fit this one-of-a-kind community. We’re known as the “old-book” store, and we always have thousands of good used books and uncommon first editions.

But if you haven’t visited our beautiful Victorian storefront in Old Town in a while, you may not realize that Eureka Books has the largest selection of new books in town. We stock thousands of new titles, and if we don’t have what you are looking for, we can probably get it in a day or two.

This year, we’ve teamed up with other Northern California independent bookstores to offer you these gift ideas. There’s something for everyone on this list. But there’s no substitute for talking with a bookseller. This holiday season, we’re here for you, seven days a week, just as we have been since 1987.

Happy Holidays from all of us as Eureka Books,

Amy, Jack, Jen, Kaity, Katie, Mike, Russell, Scott, and Solomon

 


Rare & Wonderful on social media

November 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Blog, Book Collecting, Books, Eureka Books, New Arrivals

This may be the reason for you to get on social media if you are not already there.

We recently opened up a page to view some of the wonderful books that come through our shop every day.

So check it out and come by the shop in real life to see these rare books in person.

https://www.instagram.com/rareandwonderful/

https://www.facebook.com/eurekabooksrareandwonderful/

 


Hiking Humboldt Volume 2 Book Signing December 2nd

November 12th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Eureka Books, Events, Uncategorized

Hiking Humboldt Volume 2 Author Rees Hughes and Cartographer Jason Barnes will be signing books for Arts Alive at Eureka Books in Old Town Eureka on December 2nd.

Hiking Humboldt Volume 2 provides an excellent companion to Volume 1. A love of trails and nature brought this team of authors, cartographers, and graphic designers together to create two books that are the definitive collection of hiking guides for Humboldt County. Published by Backcountry Press, Hiking Humboldt Volumes 1 & 2 are the perfect gift for the adventurers in your family.

Backcountry Press, based in Kneeland, is owned by Michael Kauffmann and Allison Poklemba. This husband and wife team have ensured that Volume 2 is 100% Humboldt-made. Allison and Michael do graphic design, website development, and book distribution. Times Printing in Eureka printed the book on recycled paper. The full-color, 216 page guide retails for $29.95 and can be found in all bookstores (and other stores) across the county.

See out facebook event for more.

Rees Hughes and Jason Barnes Signing Hiking Humboldt Volume 2


30 Years of Eureka Books

October 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Events

Vintage hand pointing to details and a vintage cake image.

30% off for 3 hours for November 4th 2017 Arts Alive!

Cake, games, and more! After 30 years of bookselling we’re ready to celebrate!

Did we mention cake?

https://www.facebook.com/events/12466900483411


Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions Now Available

September 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Eureka Books, Events, Local Authors

The latest from Eureka Books’ own Amy Stewart has arrived! Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions is the third novel in the extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters.

Deputy Sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn’t belong behind bars. And sixteen year old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn’t be publicly shamed and packed off to a state run reformatory. But such were the laws – and morals – of 1916.

Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it’s her sister Fleurette who puts Constance’s beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn’t behave.

Against the backdrop of World War I, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions is a spirited, page turning story that will delight fans of historical fiction and lighthearted detective fiction alike.

Hear more of their story and see pictures from the time period which inspired the book from local author Amy Stewart herself at the Eureka Theater on Saturday October 7th at 7pm. Arrive early for conversation and cocktails.

https://www.facebook.com/events/109752436381802

 


Preview Children’s Author Festival at Eureka Books

August 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookselling, Eureka Books, Events, Humboldt County, Local Authors

The 2017 Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival kicks off with a preview at Eureka Books on Saturday, September 2 from 6 pm to 9 pm during Arts Alive. Every two years the Author Fest brings dozens of children’s book authors and illustrators to local schools to promote reading.

The Festival began in 1975 with goals of bringing well known, published authors to Humboldt County. This now biennial event enables authors and artists to talk with students about books including the business and craft of writing. These efforts reinforce the idea that people create books and that children and students can write as well as read. This now biennial event features picture books, chapter books, children’s non-fiction, and even graphic novels.

During Arts Alive Eureka Books will have a display of books from all the authors participating in the Children’s Author Festival. Local children’s book authors are also expected to be available to sign books featured in the festival. Volunteers from the festival will provide refreshments and help families select appropriate titles as parents are encouraged to pick up copies of visiting authors’ books ahead of time.


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