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Local Author Heather Leigh at March 3, 2018 Arts Alive!

February 7th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Feature, Local Authors

Local author Heather Leigh will join us on March 3, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm to sign copies of her latest novel The Earth Game Option. Heather has written several children’s books, instructional nonfiction, young adult novels, as well as her latest novel. Join her to discuss the process of self-publishing as well as her experience with traditional publishing. Support your local authors in the comfort of Eureka Books on another beautiful evening at Arts Alive!

See our facebook event here.

 

 

 


New Mills of Humboldt Book Signing Feb. 3 Arts Alive

January 4th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Events, Humboldt County, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Panoramic of the Newberg Cookhouse

Mills of Humboldt County 1910-1945

February 3rd 2018 at Eureka Books from 6pm to 9pm

Join our friends from the Fortuna Depot Museum Susan J.P. O’Hara and Alex Service as they celebrate the latest release of the Images of America series — Mills of Humboldt County 1910-1945. Hear stories of the local area as it was a century ago and get your signed copy for the local history lover in your family.


Everyone Gets A Books This Year!

November 20th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Eureka Books, Humboldt County

To all our friends in Humboldt County,

For the last 30 years, Eureka Books has hand-picked our eclectic and interesting selection books to fit this one-of-a-kind community. We’re known as the “old-book” store, and we always have thousands of good used books and uncommon first editions.

But if you haven’t visited our beautiful Victorian storefront in Old Town in a while, you may not realize that Eureka Books has the largest selection of new books in town. We stock thousands of new titles, and if we don’t have what you are looking for, we can probably get it in a day or two.

This year, we’ve teamed up with other Northern California independent bookstores to offer you these gift ideas. There’s something for everyone on this list. But there’s no substitute for talking with a bookseller. This holiday season, we’re here for you, seven days a week, just as we have been since 1987.

Happy Holidays from all of us as Eureka Books,

Amy, Jack, Jen, Kaity, Katie, Mike, Russell, Scott, and Solomon

 


30 Years of Eureka Books

October 9th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Events

Vintage hand pointing to details and a vintage cake image.

30% off for 3 hours for November 4th 2017 Arts Alive!

Cake, games, and more! After 30 years of bookselling we’re ready to celebrate!

Did we mention cake?

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Lady Cop Makes Trouble Now In Paperback

June 25th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Books, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Lady Cop Makes Trouble is now out in paperback and it makes a perfect addition to your summer reading list. Get your signed copy now at Eureka Books.

Based on the Kopp sisters’ real-life adventures, the first book of the series Girl Waits with Gun introduced the sensational lives of Constance Kopp and her unconventional sisters to an army of enthusiastic readers. This second installment, also based on their true story, takes us further into the romping, riveting story of a woman who defied expectations, forged her own path, and tackled crime—and nefarious criminals!—along the way.

And if you read Lady Cop Makes Trouble now, you won’t have long to wait for the third installment, due out in September.


Book Clubs Save at Eureka Books

June 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Bookstore, Events, Feature 3

Get 20% off your book club picks with the Book Club Program at Eureka Books. In addition to the discount, the program will give members of a listed book club a discount and help recruit new members.

“Each group has its own flavor and we cater to all kinds,” said Katie McCreary, Manager of Eureka Books. “Some folks love new fiction, some like the latest science writing, and some need a friend to help them through the classics. They can find one of the many local groups or even start their own. All it takes is getting a few people together once a month and a whole new world opens up.”

Eureka Books employee and book club member Solomon Everta added, “I was trying to get through the classics on my own and struggling, but after I joined the North Coast Great Books Discussion Group I’ve found it to be fun and I feel like I’m learning a lot. It’s comforting to know you have friends along for the read.”

Eureka Books is located at 426 Second Street in Old Town, across from the gazebo where you can drop off your book club’s information. Alternately, you can email info@eurekabooksellers.com to sign your book group up for the discount program. See our book club program webpage for details.


Now Hiring an Assistant Manager

July 10th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Feature 3

 

Labor,_Management-sq-smAssistant Manager Position Open

The primary responsibility of this position will be supervising the day-to-day operations of Eureka Books. If something involves a walk-in customer, the Assistant Manager is probably responsible for it. That includes supervising employees, assisting with the selection and purchase of new books and sidelines, merchandising, and helping with buying used books and Internet sales. This is in addition to the sorts of work we all do: customer service, cashier duties, and general bookstore maintenance, such as shelving and organizing.

Applicants should have bookstore or retail management experience. We are especially hoping to find someone familiar with the buying and selling of new books, but people with experience running a retail store, particularly an independent shop with no corporate overlords or fat procedure manual, are encouraged to apply.

To apply (and this is the first test for the position), drop off or mail in a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should provide a summary of your experience and qualifications for the job. We’re in the book business and that means paper. Electronically submitted resumes will get about as much attention as e-books, which is to say the delete key is just one index finger away. While we like paper, we rely on a lot of software programs, so be sure to tell us about your computer experience.

Please don’t spend too much time telling us how much you love books or how you’ve always longed to work in a bookstore. We’ll assume that’s the case, otherwise you’d be applying to work at BevMo. If you are also applying to work at BevMo, good luck, but we’re not looking for someone who simply wants any old retail job.

This is not a cush job, but it is an interesting one (we think). We work hard, all day. You will not have any time to read on the job (a common misconception about bookstores), though we expect you to be the sort of person who reads a lot in your off hours. If we ask you for an interview, be prepared to field a lot of specific questions about this, which thus far no one has faked their way through.

You will also not have time to be bored. You will be challenged constantly and faced with surprisingly complex problems that need to be solved on the fly. On the same day, you may interact with a homeless person, an avid reader looking for advice choosing a title for a book club, a teenager trying to decide what to read after the Divergent series, the curator of a prestigious library, and the odd billionaire.

You will be expected to work at least one weekend day as well as some evenings during tourist season and between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our regular shift is very civilized: 9:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. We work hard to keep everyone’s schedule the same from week to week, but some flexibility in scheduling is required.

The salary for this job is $13.50 to $15.50 per hour, depending on experience. Benefits include health care, 10 days of paid vacation, three days of paid sick leave, a couple of paid holidays, and an iPhone or an iPhone allowance (we do a lot of communicating through iMessage). Two to four hours of overtime is typical each week for the assistant manager, and will be paid at time-and-half. We can also help with relocation expenses.

Like most bookstores, we trend liberal but we are a store and by definition, capitalist, so we actually make some effort to cater to Republicans and Libertarians. (Yes, we have the new Bill O’Reilly book.) We are more likely to talk about the Giants than the Democrats. Openness to a diversity of opinions is required.

The application period starts now and ends when we hire someone. Procrastination is not a qualification for this job.

Eureka Books • 426 2nd Street, Eureka, CA 95501 • 707-444-9593

 


Read. Swap. Repeat.

May 16th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Books, Bookstore, Feature

READ-SWAP-REPEATAt Eureka Books, you can now swap your (gently) used books for almost anything in the store, even new books and most special orders.

Up until now, swap credit was good for used books in the store only. With the new program, you can trade your used books for new books, too. A very few exceptions apply.

In addition to books, swap credit is good for maps, prints, t-shirts, tote bags, pouches and greeting cards.  Nearly everything in the store — and most things we can order — can be bought with swap credit.

So read, swap, and repeat. Expand your mind; help save the planet.


Eureka Books in the Huffington Post

January 27th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Feature 3

 

Eureka Books in the Huffington PostWe’re thrilled to have been selected as one of 10 Beautiful Bookstores That Will Stop You in Your Tracks by AbeBooks, a list reissued by The Huffington Post.


Artist Lynn Jones at Eureka Books August 2nd

July 26th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Events

Lynn Jones will show her work during Arts Alive!.  The collection includes linoleum cut, handset lead plates, and letterpress prints.  Jones will be at the store from 6-9 p.m. to demonstrate her work using a small printing press.  A limited number of debut bookplates will be printed during the demo.  During an internship with David Lance Goines he introduced Jones to letterpress printing.  One of the projects she worked on under Goines was to cut linoleum blocks for Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Café Cookbook.  In 2013 Jones moved her business, Just My Type Letterpress & Illustration, to Blue Lake.  The exhibition will run through August.

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