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Fortuna and Eel River Valley History Come to Life at Arts Alive!

August 4th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Fortuna and the Eel River Valley by Alex Service and Susan O’Hara

Fortuna and the Eel River Valley by Alex Service and Susan O’Hara, published by Arcadia

Alex Service, curator of the Fortuna Depot Museum, has sorted through historical photographs from the museum’s collection, along with photos of the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department and local residents to tell the story of the community’s history.  Her new book, Fortuna and the Eel River Valley, was co-authored with historian and educator Susan O’Hara and has just been published by Arcadia Publishing.  Service will be at Eureka Books on Saturday, August 6 from 6-9 pm to sign copies of the new book.

“This history of Fortuna and the Eel River Valley really reflects all of the larger forces at work in Humboldt County over the years,” said Eureka Books owner Scott Brown.  “From logging and milling, to our local apple growers and dairies, to the expansion brought on by the railroad in 1914, this book fills a critical gap in our appreciation of our history.” The book also covers Fernbridge, the company town of Scotia, and Newburg, a long-vanished mill town.

Fortuna and the Eel River Valley represents an important contribution to the growing collection of Arcadia titles on local history.  In addition to histories of several towns in Humboldt County, the company has also published books on the history of Humboldt State University and the Sequoia Park Zoo.  “These photographs are hard to come by,” said Brown, “and as anyone who has ever tried to organize family photos knows, it’s not easy to get the right dates, names, and places for each photo.  It’s a tremendous amount of effort, and we’re lucky to have so many local historians working on these books.”


Illustrating Wicked Bugs

July 29th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Book Arts, Books, Local Authors

Watch the painstaking process undertaken by Briony Morrow-Cribbs to illustrate Amy Stewart’s latest book, Wicked Bugs.

Briony Etching final from Dale Kaminski on Vimeo.

Both hand-colored and black & white etchings by Briony are available here at Eureka Books. Also available are Wicked Bugs greeting cards.


Mind Your Manners

July 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Books

Etiquette for Gentlemen by Hendrick's Gin

Etiquette for Gentlemen by Hendrick’s Gin

Feeling brutish?  Need tips on how to behave yourself at dinner functions and other special events? Have questions on proper behavior in the ball room?

Look no further!  Eureka Books has just the thing.

Etiquette for Gentleman is a “pocket companion to true politeness.”  This little baby measures just 3.5 x 2.5 inches so you can tuck it discretely into the pocket of your double breasted frock-coat for quick reference.

Study this guide and no one will suspect your good manners are not the product of proper upbringing and years of practice.


Cathleen Cahill, Author of Federal Fathers and Mothers

July 14th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Cathleen Cahill (left), author of Federal Fathers and Mothers

Cathleen Cahill (left), author of Federal Fathers and Mothers

A photo snapped inside Eureka Books is in this week’s North Coast Journal. It was taken during a book signing with author Cathleen Cahill, who talked about her book Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933.  The book features a chapter on the Hoopa Valley Reservation.

Cahill writes this week’s cover story about how native and non-native workers with the Bureau of Indian Affairs sabatoged federal efforts to kill native cultures.

The photo caption reads “Cathleen Cahill talks with Erma Marshall of Hoopa, whose son insisted they get a copy of Cahill’s new book on June 19, when the New Mexico-based historian was signing copies at Eureka books.” Photo by Carrie Peyton-Dahlberg.

Stop in to Eureka Books pick up a copy of Cahill’s book. To reserve a copy call us at 707-444-9593.

 


Fourth of July Bargain Sale Blowout!

July 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Books

Sandwich-board Eureka Books is making room on the shelves and cleaning out the backroom to bring you a buck-a-book bargain sale for the Fourth. We're pulling out stuff you haven't seen before, so even if you are a regular peruser of the bargain section you're sure to find something new.

Old Town Eureka will be abuzz with Independence Day celebrations from 10am to 5pm.  After scoring some bargain books be ready to enjoy live music, vendor booths, a mechanical bull and a carnival.


Vintage W. W. Denslow prints

July 2nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Prints

 

W. W. Denslow illustrations

W. W. Denslow illustrations of professions.

Join us tonight for Arts Alive! and check out some vintage prints by illustrator W.W. Denslow.  Perhaps most recognized for the illustrations in L. Frank Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the prints tonight are from St. Nicholas, a magazine for boys and girls, circa 1909.


Local Author Cathleen Cahill at Eureka Books

June 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Cathleen Cahill - Federal Fathers and Mothers

Cathleen Cahill – Federal Fathers and Mothers

Join author Cathleen Cahill at Eureka Books to celebrate the publication of her first book, Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869 – 1933.

Cathleen will be available to meet and to answser questions about her research with teh Indian Service (today known as the Bureau of Indian Affairs), the bureau’s connections to Northern California, and how she used local archives for her work.

Saturday June 18
3:30 p.m.
Eureka Books
426 Second Street

For more information call (707) 444-9593

Cathleen Cahill is assistant professor of history at the University of New Mexico and is a graduate of St. Bernard’s High School in Eureka.


New Old Journals

June 16th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

Blank Journals from Recycled Books: Covers selected by Eureka Books, journals made by Ex-Libris Anonymous

Blank Journals from Recycled Books: Covers selected by Eureka Books, journals made by Ex-Libris Anonymous

Come check out our freshly restocked blank book bins which are filled to the brim with a new shipment of unique journals recycled from old hardcover books.

We are especially fond of these journals because we hand-pick old or damaged hardbacks from our own overstocked shelves to be re-purposed for a new life as a blank book. Each journal is one-of-a-kind. They make great gifts but you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for your own strokes of genius.


Amy Stewart on the Bestseller List

May 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

Eureka author Amy Stewart is #12 on the Independent Bookstore Bestseller List! Congratulations.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
3. The Social Animal by David Brooks
4. 20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger! by Bob Greene
5. Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
6. Love Wins by Rob Bell
7. The Dukan Diet by Pierre Dukan
8. The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
9. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
10. Malcolm X by Manning Marable
11. The 17 Day Diet by Dr.Mike Moreno
12. Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart
13. Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer
14. 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
15. The Best Advice I Ever Got by Katie Couric


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.


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