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California Bookstore Day

April 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature, New Arrivals

On May 3rd celebrate your local independent bookstore with the first California Bookstore Day.  Books published exclusively for this event will be available only at participating bookstores.  Eureka Books will have select titles for this occasion, including The Sleeper and the Spindle by famed science fiction author Neil Gaiman, whose contribution to California Bookstore Day is an illustrated edition of a short story inspired by Sleeping BeautyCBD Image Website


New Book on the 1964 Flood

January 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature 3, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Web Cover The 1964 Flood of Humboldt and Del Norte (2)With California locked in a severe drought, a new book looks back 50 years to a different extreme event. The 1964 Flood of Humboldt and Del Norte by local authors Greg Rumney and Dave Stockton, Jr. features hundreds of photos of the Great Christmas Flood of the Eel and Klamath Rivers. First came several feet of snow, followed by torrential rains, which melted the snow. To top it off, the third highest tide of the year had backed up debris and water for several miles. At its peak, the Eel River was discharging more than 800,000 cubic feet per second. Stockton grew up in the area and witnessed the flood. Rumney was the recipient of the Rudy Gillard Collection, which comprises the bulk of the photographs in this book. Rumney is shooting a documentary film about the flood, which will be released at the end of the year to commemorate the 50th anniversary.

Check out the Times-Standard article.


BRIDE OF FIELD NOTES: Barry Evans will sign his new book at Arts Alive

October 28th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Events, Feature 2

BrideoffieldnotesLocal author and columnist, Barry Evans will celebrate the publication of his new book Bride of Field Notes during the November 2nd Arts Alive at Eureka Books.  The book is the third compendium of essays published in his Field Notes series.  Topics range from science, nature, linguistics, and philosophy.

“I’m often told that what people like about the essays is the surprise factor – they never know what’s coming.  Bride of Field Notes reflects this with lots of variety in 500 word chunks,” Evans said.

Evans has been writing articles and essays on scientific topics since 1986 when he wrote about the return of Hailey’s Comet, resulting in the publication of The Wrong-Way Comet and Other Mysteries of Our Solar System.  His second book, Everyday Wonders:  Encounters with the Astonishing World Around Us netted him a four-year position as a commentator on National Public Radio.

Through his writings, Evans is able to explain complex topics in a manner that is approachable to the general public.  His eclectic topics range from the big bang theory, the periodic table, and the arrival of the first people to the Americas.

Evans, who lives in Eureka, continues to share his admiration and wonder of the world through journal articles and essays.  Evans will be signing and answering questions about his books at Eureka Books on Saturday, November 2nd from 6-9 p.m.


Paint Eureka Main Street

June 2nd, 2013  |  by  |  published in Events

vote-eurekaBenjamin Moore, the paint company (available locally at Shafer’s), has just announced a contest in which 20 winning towns will have their Main Streets painted for free! And Eureka is one of the towns in the running.

You can vote for Eureka once a day, every day, between now and June 30 at PaintWhatMatters.com.

Right Click the image above to save it for your own use. Add it to Twitter and Facebook posts

Twitter: #paintwhatmatters ; @Benjamin_Moore

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/benjaminmoorepaints

Instagram (their preferred photo site): @BenjaminMoore

More information on the City of Eureka web site
http://www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=427&targetid=1

Benjamin Moore has not said what counts as “Main Street” in Eureka, so let’s all pull together and win this thing for the good of the community.

 


Arts Alive June 1: Conifers of the Pacific Slope

May 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature 2

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Michael Kauffman, author of the hiking guide, Conifer Country, has a new book coming out–a field guide to all 65 species of conifers on the West Coast: Conifers of the Pacific Slope. Conifers are some of the oldest plants on the plant and include a number of world-record holders (and right here in California):

1. The largest living thing: the giant sequoia

2. The tallest living thing: the redwood

3. The oldest living thing: the bristlecone pine

Michael will be at Eureka Books on June 1, from 6 to 9 pm, during Arts Alive. He’ll sign books and answer all your conifer questions.


Eureka: Then and Now

February 21st, 2013  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Events, Local Authors

eureka-then-and-now-sqLocal author Scott Brown (not the Scott Brown who works at the store) has just had a new book published: Eureka-Then and Now, which pairs historic photographs with modern images taken in the same location. The book is in stock now.

Come by during Arts Alive! on March 2 (6 to 9 pm) to have him sign your book.


Booksigning: New Local History Books

February 7th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Events, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Logging Railroads by Katy Tahja and Eureka: Then and Now by Scott Brown

Logging Railroads by Katy Tahja and Eureka: Then and Now by Scott Brown

 

Be sure to drop by Eureka Books during March Arts Alive! (March 2, from 6 – 9 pm). We’re hosting two local authors who will be signing their new books, Katy Tahja’s Logging Railroads of Humboldt and Mendocino County and Scott Brown’s Eureka: Then and Now. As a side note, the Scott Brown who will be signing books is not the Scott Brown who owns Eureka Books (nor is he the former senator from Massachusetts).


Lunchbox Envy

December 1st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature 2, Local Authors

Cover of Lunchbox Envy: An Adventure in Healthy Eating for Kids and Families

Cover of Lunchbox Envy: An Adventure in Healthy Eating for Kids and Families

The Heirloom Tomatoes, the energetic women behind the popular Locally Delicious cookbook, are back with Lunchbox Envy: An Adventure in Healthy Eating for Kids and Families. This full-color cookbook is all about healthier eating for kids, with an eye to packing healthy lunches for school. The book launch is tonight (Saturday, December 1) at Eureka Books. We’ll have signed copies after, for as long as they last.

Read more in the North Coast Journal.


Booksigning and Lecture, Dec. 1 & 2

November 13th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature

Cover of Presidential Retreats by Peter Hannaford

Cover of the new book, Presidential Retreats, by Peter Hannaford, a former aide to Ronald Reagan and a resident of Eureka, California

Local Eureka author Peter Hannaford, will be signing his new book, Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There, during Arts Alive on Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m. He will give a lecture at Old Town Coffee and Chocolates (on F Street, near Second) on Sunday, December 2, at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Hannaford, who married into the prominent Russ family (early settlers of Humboldt County), served as an aide to Ronald Reagan for many years. This book grew out of his interest in the presidency.

 


Arts Alive, Nov. 3. Botanical Illustration by Peggy Irvine

October 17th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature

Cornish Gillyflower apple - a watercolor by Peggy Irvine
Cornish Gillyflower apple – a watercolor by Peggy Irvine

On November 3, during Arts Alive! (6 to 9 p.m.), we’re celebrating the opening of Peggy Irvine’s new show of botanical watercolors and drawings.

As in past Novembers, we’re having an heirloom apple tasting, and this year Hospice of Humboldt is going to pour wine (donations accepted!). Drew Clendenden, of Clendenen’s Cider Works in Fortuna, David Hagemann from Rio Dell, and David Martinek from Eureka, will bring apples from their orchards to taste and will be on hand to answer questions about growing apples in Humboldt County.


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