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Wildflowers of the Trinity Alps for April 7th Arts Alive

February 12th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Join Ken DeCamp at Eureka Books as he shares the results of his lifelong exploration of local wildernesses in the latest release from Backcountry Press — Wildflowers of Trinity Alps  from 6 pm to 9 pm for Arts Alive on April 7th 2018.

 


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

February 7th, 2018  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore, Eureka Books, 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.

 

 

 


The Inspirational Memoirs of Gerhard Drumm Who Survived Communist Labor Camps

January 31st, 2018  |  by  |  published in Feature 2, Local Authors

Local author Gerhard Drumm, who escaped concentration camps and a period of ethnic cleansing following World War II, has published two volumes of memoirs – Like Grounded Swallows, and  New Every Morning.

“Only a small number of Americans are aware of the ethnic cleansing which took place after the Second World War in communist Yugoslavia,” wrote daughter Margaret Drumm in an email to Eureka Books. “My family believed it was important for our father to document and share his experiences so that they can be part of the public record.”

Both titles are available at Eureka Books. Order below for free domestic shipping (new copies only), or call us at (707) 444-9593.

Read a profile of the Loleta author in the Times-Standard.

New Every Morning: 1947 – 1961




Part II of the Drumm’s autobiography. New Every Morning recounts life after Drumm fled from concentration camps and a period of ethnic cleansing in eastern (communist) Yugoslavia, first to Vienna and eventually to the United States. Illustrated from black-and-white photographs. $16; shipped free in the U.S.

Like Grounded Swallows: 1929 – 1947. My Boyhood and Youth Before, During and After the Second World War in Yugoslavia




Part I of Drumm’s autobiography. Like Grounded Swallows chronicles the first 18 years of the author’s life – including the time he and his family spent separated in the concentration camps of communist Yugoslavia, and his efforts to coordinate their escape. $16; shipped free in the U.S.


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.


Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions Now Available

September 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Eureka Books, Events, Local Authors

The latest from Eureka Books’ own Amy Stewart has arrived! Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions is the third novel in the extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters.

Deputy Sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn’t belong behind bars. And sixteen year old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn’t be publicly shamed and packed off to a state run reformatory. But such were the laws – and morals – of 1916.

Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it’s her sister Fleurette who puts Constance’s beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn’t behave.

Against the backdrop of World War I, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions is a spirited, page turning story that will delight fans of historical fiction and lighthearted detective fiction alike.

Hear more of their story and see pictures from the time period which inspired the book from local author Amy Stewart herself at the Eureka Theater on Saturday October 7th at 7pm. Arrive early for conversation and cocktails.

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Preview Children’s Author Festival at Eureka Books

August 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookselling, Eureka Books, Events, Humboldt County, Local Authors

The 2017 Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival kicks off with a preview at Eureka Books on Saturday, September 2 from 6 pm to 9 pm during Arts Alive. Every two years the Author Fest brings dozens of children’s book authors and illustrators to local schools to promote reading.

The Festival began in 1975 with goals of bringing well known, published authors to Humboldt County. This now biennial event enables authors and artists to talk with students about books including the business and craft of writing. These efforts reinforce the idea that people create books and that children and students can write as well as read. This now biennial event features picture books, chapter books, children’s non-fiction, and even graphic novels.

During Arts Alive Eureka Books will have a display of books from all the authors participating in the Children’s Author Festival. Local children’s book authors are also expected to be available to sign books featured in the festival. Volunteers from the festival will provide refreshments and help families select appropriate titles as parents are encouraged to pick up copies of visiting authors’ books ahead of time.


Wicked Bugs Young Readers Edition Released at Eureka Books

July 31st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Eureka Books, Humboldt County, Local Authors, New Arrivals

He looks cute, but he’s really wicked!

Come visit Eureka Books Saturday August 5th 2017 for the release of Wicked Bugs Young Readers Edition.

Responding to educators’ requests for an age appropriate version of Wicked Bugs, Eureka Books’ own Amy Stewart teamed up with artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs to bring a full color adaptation to life for use in classrooms and in homes.

This wicked book release event will be a part of Old Town Eureka’s monthly Arts Alive night from 6 pm to 9 pm at 426 Second Street.

The night will feature a collection of insects you can get close to and even some professional bug related art you can take home along with the new book — while supplies last!


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.


Local Books Sale Saturday

November 22nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in Bookselling, Eureka Books, Feature, Local Authors

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This Saturday, November 26, join us for the nationwide IndiesFirst celebration. We’re having a sale with 20% off all local books and books by local authors. Plus, we’re having a free drawing to win signed books, like Writings on the Wall, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Strangers in Their Own Land, by Arlie Hochschild, and many more.


Sequel to Girl Waits With Gun Coming Sept. 6

August 26th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Stewart_lady-cop-makes-trouble_300Pre-order the new Kopp Sisters novel, to be published Sept. 6.

$26 shipped free in the US.

Eureka author Amy Stewart’s sequel to Girl Waits With Gun, titled Lady Cop Makes Trouble, will be published on September 6. Eureka Books will have signed copies on publication day. We will host a book signing and talk with Amy at the Eureka Theater on October 1 at 7 p.m. Mark your calendars!

Or you can reserve a signed first edition to pick up by calling Eureka Books at 707-444-9593.

“Constance and her sisters are every bit as enjoyable in this outing as their first. Stewart deftly combines the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of early 20th-century New York City with the story of three women who want to live life on their own terms. The addition of supporting female characters who are also pushing societal boundaries is a welcome touch to the series.”—Library Journal Starred Review


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