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Rare William Saroyan Paintings

August 23rd, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Feature 2

Original artwork of the novelist, playwright, and short story writer William Saroyan were on display at Eureka Books for Arts Alive in September 2018. His tales of Armenian immigrant life in California resonated with many more Americans as is evidenced by his many awards. This acclaimed author of The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, The Time of Your Life, and The Human Comedy loved making art as well a telling stories. Come see the works for yourself and maybe even take one home.

“I made drawings before I learned how to write. The impulse to do so seems basic – it is both the invention and the use of language.”
— William Saroyan

We’ll be adding more to our facebook page. Here is the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/659343757772541/

 


Amy Stewart Just Won’t Quit

August 19th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Events, Feature, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit by Amy Stewart (cover)

Eureka Books’ writer-in-virtual-residence Amy Stewart’s fourth Kopp Sisters novel comes out on September 11. Signed first editions are now available for pre-orders, online or in the store. Your order will ship or be available for pickup on publication day.

 

 

 

 

Constance may just have turned 40, but this tough-minded, generous-hearted believer in second chances and equal rights for women looks set for many more adventures. A welcome addition to this sui generis series, always fresh thanks to its vividly imagined characters firmly grounded in historical fact.”

—Kirkus, starred review

After a year on the job, New Jersey’s first female deputy sheriff has collared criminals, demanded justice for wronged women, and gained notoriety nationwide for her exploits. But on one stormy night, everything falls apart.

While transporting a woman to an insane asylum, Deputy Kopp discovers something deeply troubling about her story. Before she can investigate, another inmate bound for the asylum breaks free and tries to escape.

In both cases, Constance runs instinctively toward justice. But the fall of 1916 is a high-stakes election year, and any move she makes could jeopardize Sheriff Heath’s future—and her own. Although Constance is not on the ballot, her controversial career makes her the target of political attacks.

With wit and verve, book-club favorite Amy Stewart brilliantly conjures the life and times of the real Constance Kopp to give us this “unforgettable, not-to-be messed-with heroine” (Marie Claire) under fire in Miss Kopp Just Won’t Quit.

“Suspenseful . . . boasts a deeper emphasis on character, politics, and social issues. A must for Constance’s growing fan base.”

—Booklist, starred review


Brave New Bookseller Wanted!

August 16th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Bookselling, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Feature 2

Now Hiring!

Eureka Books is looking for a New Book Maven to manage our ever-growing new merchandise division. While we may be best-known for our used and rare offerings, Eureka Books also stocks thousands of new titles as well as greeting cards, pens, journals, and even coffee mugs.

We are looking for a booklover who, with training, can manage our new books and merchandise offerings, selecting books and cool gifts, ordering from publishers and suppliers, and putting it all into clever, eye-catching displays.

Bookstore experience is preferred; solid retail experience is a must. The confidence to pick books and merch that will appeal to Humboldt’s unique sensibility is required, as is the humility to recognize missteps and adapt accordingly.

This position is full-time (40 hours per week) and requires weekend availability. Salary is $14-15/hour, DOE, with health benefits, two-weeks paid vacation, a cell phone allowance, and a generous store discount.

Please submit a paper resume and cover letter to apply (electronic submissions are not accepted – we’re a bookstore, we like paper!).


Vintage Children’s Books Event for Arts Alive! Saturday 8/4

July 16th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive

Eureka Books showcases our collection of Vintage Children’s Books we usually keep up on the top shelves in the kids section. Check out some unforgettable and/or regrettable selections from the world of children’s literature. Old scout manuals, classics you forgot about, pop-up books, and more!

https://www.facebook.com/events/227578284530715/


Annual 4th of July Street Sale

June 24th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Bookselling, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Humboldt County

To celebrate the 4th of July with the rest of Old Town, Eureka Books sets up on the street for our legendary 4th of July Street Sale. Hundreds of books for $1 and many boxes of comic books at 2 for $1. From 10 am to 5 pm local and visiting Independence Day celebrants find amazing bargains on the street. It’s an annual tradition as American as apple pie. Here’s our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/472005426552266/

 

 


Bigfoot at Arts Alive with Kelly Myers

May 31st, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Eureka Books, Humboldt County

Kelly Myers found Bigfoot all around Humboldt and captured the furry beast in her coloring book Bigfoot in Humboldt which we will feature at Arts Alive in July. Come color a page, peruse the other bigfoot materials, and feel the love of Bigfoot in Humboldt!


Writers on the Wall

May 20th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Eureka Books, Feature 3

 

Writers on the Wall, an exhibition of works by well-known authors that are suitable for framing. Among the items on display will be signed photographs from science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, library catalog cards autographed by Larry McMurtry, and rare paintings and silkscreens by Kurt Vonnegut. Ask to see some of our selection next time you are in the store.

 


List 33: Social Movements

April 17th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Blog, Book Collecting, Catalog, Feature 3

We’re excited to release our 33 list, on Social Movements of all kinds, from wacky to world-changing.

List 33 pdf

Frank Cieciorka Hand


Obi Kaufmann for May Arts Alive

March 4th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Eureka Books, Events

Eureka Books is excited to announce that we will be hosting bestselling author and artist Obi Kaufmann for a book signing at Arts Alive on May 5th from 6pm to 9pm.

If you love California, you need this book. Obi Kaufmann grew up in the San Francisco East Bay and has spent decades exploring the Golden State’s natural wonders with paintbrush in hand. Now he has gathered his art and understanding of nature’s cycles in a unique collection of science and art like nothing we’ve seen before. The California Field Atlas is part atlas and part field guide, but so much more than both of these. It’s an art book and a exploration of our natural past and possible futures. Come meet Obi and see for yourself why this book sold out before Christmas and is destined to become a classic!

This is an excellent article from the San Francisco Chronicle found on Obi Kaufmann’s website:

Obi Kaufmann in the San Francisco Chronicle

Learn more about the book at https://californiafieldatlas.com/

 

 


Wildflowers of the Trinity Alps for April 7th Arts Alive

February 12th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, 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.

 


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