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.
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.
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.
We've got a towering stack of flower prints by Pierre Joseph Redouté and we're selling them cheap. These beauties are matted, wrapped and ready for framing. They're marked at $4 each or 8 for $20. Our selection is huge, our prices low. Come see.
If you prefer that your flower art be bound in sturdy hardbacks for page-flipping afternoons spent waiting for the season to turn, you're in luck! We've got a selection of botanical prints in coffeetable book form, including Redouté. And like the prints, they're priced to move.
Eureka Books now has book-themed t-shirts! Choose from six designs based on the covers of such classic tales as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Catcher in the Rye, Pride and Prejudice, Lolita, Walden and William Burroughs' Naked Lunch.
This coming Saturday from 6-9 p.m. we will have an all-star line-up of local authors at Eureka Books signing their new books. If you have someone passionate about local history on your list, signed copies of these books will make perfect, personalized gifts.
If you can't make in during Arts Alive, call (707-444-9593) or send us an email to reserve a copy. We can also ship gift-wrapped copies to anyone on your Christmas list.
Place Names of Humboldt County, California: A Compendium, 1542-2009 by Dennis and Gloria Turner ($50). The long-awaited second and much expanded edition is finally here (for sale on Dec. 3). The book adds 300 new names and revises 700 entries from the previous edition, a long-out-of-print and hard-to-find volume—we used to sell it easily for $100+. The Turners will be signing copies during Arts Alive.
The Sea Captain’s Odyssey: A Biography of Captain H. H. Buhne, 1822–1894 by Marvin Shepherd ($24.95). Captain Buhne was among the first white men to see Humboldt Bay and as a tugboat captain with unmatched knowledge of the shifting sands near the jetty, was responsible for bringing many ships into port. This is the first full-length biography of this important Humboldt pioneer. The books are being shipped to our store directly from the printer and are scheduled for delivery tomorrow. Marv will also be signing books on Saturday night.
Locally Delicious: Recipes and Resources for Eating on the North Coast by the Heirloom Tomatoes ($24.95 will all profits going to local food programs). Last year's most popular local book is back in a new and expanded second edition. The Tomatoes will also be back in the store this Arts Alive signing books, talking local food, and (if we're lucky) serving local dishes.
Amy Stewart will also be in the store signing Wicked Plants and—if you're looking for a great stocking stuffer or low-cost gift—hardcover copies of Flower Confidential at $5 each.
North Coast Journal science columnist Barry Evans will sign his book Field Notes and his earlier books.
On Sunday, we will have signed copies of Humboldt Heartland: Ranching on California's Remote North Coast by Andy Westfall ($75, and worth it). For many years, Andy has been photographing Humboldt's historic ranches and interviewing their owners about life in the Humboldt Heartland. This is a magnificent book, beautifully printed and bound. It is the best looking book about Humboldt County published in recent memory.
We just got in a huge collection of Marilyn Monroe books recently purchased from a private collector. Our shelves are bursting with multiple copies of possibly every book ever published about the famous and tragic Hollywood star. So if you know any gentlemen who prefer blondes, or anyone who likes it hot, send them our way. Don’t bother to knock, just come on in!
The collection also includes many books on fashion and photography.