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Atthys Gage to Sign New Young Adult Novels

August 23rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Eureka Books, Events, Feature 2, Feature 3, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Cover of Spark, the novel by Arcata, CA, resident Atthys GageOn Saturday September 3, Eureka Books will host a book signing by Arcata resident, Atthys Gage, who  has authored two novels, Spark and Flight of the Wren.  Copies of both books are now available in the store.

Atthys is a musician as well as a writer with a lifelong love for myth, magic, and books. His second real job was in a book store. As was his third, fourth, fifth, and sixth. Eventually he stopped trying to sell books and, about nine years ago, started
writing them. After studying classics at Haverford College, he developed an interest with the ways that ancient stories influence modern storytelling and has always had a fascination for that cloudy borderline between the normal and the paranormal.

Both novels feature a young protagonist, are set in contemporary culture, and mix magical realism with elements of romance, mystery, history, and adventure. Reviewers have described the books as “wonderfully inventive with compelling characters,” “totally engrossing,” “the writing is elegant and evocative,” and “lovely writing with a sense of humor.”

Athys’s reading audience is for those interested in exploring the world of the paranormal in the modern world. Adults and young adults both are drawn to his characters and stories.


Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

June 26th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Blog, Events, New Arrivals

watchman-homepageOn July 14, after 55 years, the beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, will publish her second novel. Go Set a Watchman explores the same events as To Kill a Mockingbird, but from an adult’s perspective. Lee actually wrote this novel first, but it was never published and the manuscript had been lost until recently.

In honor of this exciting new book, Eureka Books and the Eureka Theater are bringing the Oscar-winning film To Kill a Mockingbird to the big screen, for one night only: Friday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5, and all proceeds benefit the theater and its restoration (a really good cause!).

When Friday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where Eureka Theater, 612 F Street
What To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck on the big screen

If you buy a copy of Go Set a Watchman from us before the show, we’ll give you a free ticket. So mark your calendars (or call us at 707-444-9593 and reserve a copy of Go Set a Watchman now).

 


8th Annual July 4th Dollar Book Sale

June 16th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events

Eureka Books 4th of July Dollar Book Sale

This July 4th, during the Old Town Independence Day Street Fair, Eureka Books will host it’s 8th annual dollar-book extravaganza. Everything outside the store will be $1! These are overstock, leftovers from estates we acquired, and books we need to move to make more space. There will be art books, comics, lots of cookbooks, novels, self-help, Spanish language books, books in Japanese, even local history overstock. We’ll move close to 1,000 books from 10 am to 5 pm. Don’t miss it!


New Local History Event, August 1

June 16th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Events, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Scotia and Rio Dell by James Garrison

Eureka Books is excited to host James R. Garrison, a recent HSU graduate, on Saturday, August 1, 2015, during Arts Alive! (6 to 9 p.m.). James will be signing his new book on Scotia and Rio Dell. The book will be published in mid-July.


Amy Stewart’s Girl Waits With Gun

June 15th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Events, Feature, Local Authors

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart, Humboldt County’s best-selling local author (and co-owner of Eureka Books), has a new book out this fall: Girl Waits With Gun. GWWG, as we’ve been referring to it, is a novel that begins with a crash. A speeding automobile destroyed their horse-drawn carriage in 1914, and what should have been a simple traffic accident led to blackmail, kidnapping threats, and a shoot-out, all of which actually happened. We’ll have signed copies for sale on the publication date, September 1. Amy will give a talk and a reading at the Eureka Theater on October 3 (during Arts Alive).


Holiday Window Decorating Contest

October 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Events

holiday contest

Old Town and Downtown merchants are having a holiday window decorating contest this year, starting November 28, the day after Thanksgiving. Watch the stores sparkle and then vote for your favorites. Ballots will be available in participating shops when the contest begins.

Merchants: The rules and other information are here.


Remembering Father Eric Freed

August 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Events

The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem by Father Eric Freed

The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem by Father Eric Freed

At Arts Alive! on September 6, Eureka Books will honor the late Father Eric Freed, who would have been 57 on Sept. 8. We have acquired the last 90 copies of his book, The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem and have commissioned a broadside. Proceeds of the sale of both items will benefit the Religious Studies department at Humboldt State University. Contributions up to a total of $500 will be matched by an anonymous donor.

Father Freed’s book translates and explains eleven haiku by Hiroko Takanashi, a woman from Hiroshima who was 15 years old when the atomic bomb detonated over the city. The book was published by the Hiroshima Catholic Council for Justice and Peace in 2009.

The book and broadside can be purchased in the store or online (while supplies last). The online price includes shipping in the United States. The broadside, designed by Just My Type Letterpress, prints two of Father Freed’s haiku translations.

$19.95 + tax, postage paid in the US.






$12 + tax. Postage paid. All profits benefit the HSU Religious Studies department.







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.

lynn jones-just my type letterpress2


Nov. 1 Book Launch Party for Both Sides of the Bluff by Jerry Rohde

July 6th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Books, Events, Feature, Local Authors

scott bsb coverJerry Rohde will be giving a free lecture and signing his new book, Both Sides of the Bluff, at Eureka Theater on November 1, 2014.  Eureka Theater is located at 612 F Street.

The lecture is at 5 p.m. and the book signing is from 6-9 p.m.  The event is sponsored by Booklegger and Eureka Books.

Pre-Ordering Now Available!

Can’t make it to the event? Don’t want to wait until November 1 (we will have books by October 23, at the latest)?  Pre-order your copy online now.


Exhibit of Collages by Grant Skoglund July 5th

June 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature

Local artist Grant Skoglund will exhibit his collages during Arts Alive!.  Skoglund was motivated to construct collages as a form of music in a visual arrangement.  “Being drawn more toward music than visual arts, the notion of composing is a more familiar territory to me,” Skoglund stated.  He uses images from books to render the art.  “When I tried my hand at making collages it was creatively liberating.”  The melody of the collections is mid-twentieth century.  Skoglund will be at the store on Saturday from 6-9 p.m.  The show will run through July. Image of Bathing Beauty collage


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