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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. 


Jacqueline Suskin’s 2011 Book Tour

February 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Local Authors

Suskin If you stopped by Eureka Books during the February Arts Alive! you were no doubt impressed with our guest Jacqueline Suskin and her Poetry Store.  Suskin creates poems made to order on her typewriter while you wait.  And you don’t have to wait long!  Her well of inspiration is clearly close at hand.

Now Suskin is raising money for a 2011 book tour.  She needs $5,000 by February 27th.

Here’s what she says about the tour:

I will travel across the country doing different events, reading my work, collaborating with local artists and musicians, and creating celebrations based around poetry. My hope is to earn enough funds in order to support each event (food, entertainment, venue fees, etc..), printing costs, and travel expenses.

I will also be doing Poem Store whenever I can (www.yoursubjectyourprice.com). This will be an added way to bring poetry into as many lives as possible. I am excited to interact with anyone who is still engaged in the importance of poetry as a driving part of American culture.

She’s almost halfway to her goal.  You can pledge your support here.

 


The Poem Store

February 6th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive

Last night, we welcomed Jacqueline Suskin into our store for a night of poetry-writing.  She sets up her typewriter and creates poetry to order on any subject.  Here's the North Coast Journal's Bob Doran asking for a poem on "transitions."

Jacqueline usually sets up on the Arcata Plaza during the Farmers Market; we were glad to have her in the store on this winter night.  And it was lovely to have the sound of the typewriter clattering around the store all evening.

 


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