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Shelter from the Rain

April 23rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

Who needs Yelp when you have fans like these?

Thanks to Midge Raymond for the shout out to Eureka Books on her blog. Midge said she escaped the weather by ducking into Eureka Books on a recent visit here.

We wear the “book geeks” tag with pride.  Great photos, too.


Wicked Bugs in the New York Times

April 21st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Book Arts, Books, Local Authors

Bugs
Bugs

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Engraving by Briony Morrow-Cribbs

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Engraving by Briony Morrow-Cribbs

Our own Amy Stewart is creeping out insectophobes from coast to coast with the release of her latest book, Wicked Bugs and the attention it’s getting from the New York Times:

Ms. Stewart, who grows poison plants in her garden in Eureka, Calif., likes the dark side.

Like the Arab warriors, back in 198 A.D., who hurled pots of scorpions at the Romans. (The scorpions fell into their eyes.)

Or the body lice that tortured Napoleon’s soldiers as they marched across Russia in the winter of 1812, suffering freezing temperatures with little food or shelter. One soldier, maddened by the “unbearable tingling” of the lice, stripped and threw his clothes into the fire. If he didn’t die of exposure, the typhus carried by the lice might have killed him.

Wicked Bugs is on sale now at Eureka Books and bookstores everywhere.


Wicked Bugs — Hot off the presses!

April 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Books, Bookstore

 

Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart

Wicked Bugs by Eureka author Amy Stewart

Eureka Books is excited to announce the arrival of Wicked Bugs, the latest book by best selling Eureka author Amy Stewart.

And don’t think we’re biased just because Amy is co-owner of Eureka Books.  This handsome little hardcover is beautifully illustrated by Briony Morrow-Cribbs, the same artist who put her talents to the Wicked Bugs’ big sister, Wicked Plants.

You can come get your copy now, but Eureka Books is hosting the official book launch party with Amy from 6-9pm on May 7th during Arts Alive!  We will also have Briony’s signed, hand-colored prints from the original copper plates used to illustrate the books on display (and on sale) for Arts Alive!


Springtime in Old Town

April 7th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Eureka Books

Spring in Old Town, Eureka

Spring in Old Town, Eureka

 

Not only do we have great books, we have a great view of the signs of spring. There’s nothing like big, pink blossoms to signal a change of the seasons.


Local Author Joan Dunning at Eureka Books for Arts Alive!

April 2nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Seabird in the Forest by Joan Dunning

Seabird in the Forest by Joan Dunning

Saturday night is Arts Alive! in Eureka from 6 to 9 pm, and stores will be open late showing art.

Local author and artist Joan Dunning will be at Eureka Books signing her new children’s book about the marbled murrelet, Seabird in the Forest.  It’s a very touching and beautifully illustrated tale about the life cycle of one of the North Coast’s endangered creatures.

Come meet the author and check out Joan’s original paintings from the book which will be on display on the Eureka Books art wall.

Seabird in the Forest is Joan’s latest book on the natural world.  Her previous works include From the Redwood Forest, Secrets of the Nest and The Loon.  She also illustrated the children’s book, Leaving Home.


Especially Special Blank Journals

March 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

Blank Journals from Ex Libris Anonymous

Blank Journals from Ex Libris Anonymous

Our blank book bins are restocked with recycled blank journals — former hardcover books repurposed by Ex Libris Anonymous for a new incarnation to fit your blank book needs.

We are especially excited about this batch because our staff hand picked these great, old hardbacks from our very own overstocked shelves for a trip to the book doctor to have their guts ripped out and their spines severed so that you can keep your most intimate thoughts between two stylish covers.


Found in a Book

March 21st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bookselling, Humboldt County

Pressing botanical specimens in books is a tradition apparently alive and well in Humboldt.


Seabird in the Forest

March 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore

Seabird-Dunning This just in: Local author Joan Dunning's new book about a mysterious ocean bird known as the Marbled Murrelet hit our shelves this afternoon.

Dunning is both author and illustrator of Seabird in the Forest, a children's book that chronicles the early life of a Murrelet chick high in the canopy of an old-growth forest. 

Dunning will be at Eureka Books for Arts Alive! on April 2nd from 6-9pm to sign copies of her new book.


Beatle book mania

March 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Books, Bookstore

Beatles
We recently acquired a fab collection of books on rock n' roll's most famous band.  Early Beatles, post-Beatles, Beatle wives, Beatle magazines, coffee table book Beatles, paperback writer Beatles — we have it all.  The picture shows a sample of the full collection. Come check it out, we're here to Help! But please, no screaming.


Wear your favorite works

February 21st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

Shirts Our selection of literary t-shirts just got bigger. We now have shirts bearing the covers of such classics as Catcher in the Rye, Catch-22, On the Road, Slaughter House Five, Atlas Shrugged, Invisible Man, Fahrenheit 451 and Animal Farm. 


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