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Jacqueline Suskin’s 2011 Book Tour

February 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Local Authors

Suskin 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.

Here’s what she says about the tour:

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.

 


Seeds of Wickedness

December 15th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Local Authors

Wickedseeds Just in: Seeds inspired by Eureka author Amy Stewart’s book, Wicked Plants.


Mega Author Signing on Saturday

December 1st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Local Authors

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.

Placenames 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.

Buhne 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.

Ld2 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.

Humboldt-heartland-sm 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.


Wicked Bugs Video

November 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

Eureka author Amy Stewart’s next book, Wicked Bugs, will be out in May (2011), but the video has already landed.


New Trinidad Book In

February 1st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

Trinidad-cover We're very excited to have Dione Armand signing her new book, Trinidad, on February 6 (during Arts Alive), from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The first copies of the book arrived this afternoon and it is filled with interesting and unusual pictures of Trinidad, a small fishing and resort community about half an hour north of Eureka.


Locally Delicious Booksigning Tonight

December 5th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Humboldt County, Local Authors

LocallydeliciousArts Alive is tonight and we have the “Heirloom Tomatoes” and their brand new cookbook, Locally Delicious: Recipes and Resources for Eating on the North Coast, in the store from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This cookbook based around food grown in Humboldt County is illustrated in full color and has pages of resources for finding local produce and products.

On our art wall, we have some of the color photographs by local artists used to illustrate the book.

This is the last Arts Alive before Christmas and we expect a large turnout. Plus we’ll have free local and delicious food and beverages. We hope to see you there. (For the record, the Heirloom Tomatoes are Ann Anderson, Martha Haynes, Ann King, Carol Moné, Lauren Cohn-Sarabia, and Suzanne Simpson.)

Buy a copy from us online.


Nubs on the Loose

October 16th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

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Eureka author Mary Nethery's latest children's book arrived today! Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle describes the adventures of an abandoned German shepherd in Iraq who adopted a major and followed his Humvee for 70 miles through the desert. When the marines said he couldn't keep the dog, volunteers raised funds to have his sent to live with Major Brian Dennis in San Diego. This moving story is illustrated with photographs taken of Nubs and Brian in Iraq and their reunion in the States.


Amy Stewart in the New York Times

May 20th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

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Imagine my surprise when I went to the New York Times website and saw local author Amy Stewart (and Eureka Books co-owner) on the home page. The story is scheduled to run in tomorrow (May 20).


Wicked Plants an Indie Bestseller!

May 15th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

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The American Booksellers Association just released their weekly list of bestsellers at independent boookstores.

This week, Eureka's own Amy Stewart's Wicked Plants (signed copies available in the store now) is #25, and "on the rise."

ON THE RISE  
25. Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
Amy Stewart, Briony Morrow-Cribbs (Illus.), Algonquin, $18.95, 9781565126831
A fascinating look at plants that "kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend."
 



Another Local Star

May 7th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

Kerley-oneworld Barbara Kerley, the award-winning Humboldt County children's book author, added another kudo to her resume (which already includes a Caldecott Honor, among other awards)—a starred review from Publisher's Weekly for her latest: One World, One Day.

Barbara will be signing her latest at Northtown Books, in Arcata, on Friday, May 8.


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