Old Capitol Books - Monterey, CA

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Location & Hours

559 Tyler Street, Monterey, CA 93940

Mon - Sat 10am-6pm

Sunday 12pm-6pm

The Book Haven of Monterey California, now Old Capitol Books is Your Local Fine Used and Out Of Print Book Store. We stock a very wide selection of vintage books – 45,000+ titles. We have a special emphasis on California History & an extensive Military section, along with Children’s Illustratred and Art Books.



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Monterey’s Arab American Poets Come to Read Their Work

Monterey’s Arab American Poets Come to Read Their Work

September 11, 6:30pm: Old Capitol Books will be hosting two events on September 11th, highlighting our local diverse literary talent and exploring the effect of national tragedy on national or personal identity.

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Book Signing: Ken White, author of “Getaway Day”

Book Signing: Ken White, author of “Getaway Day”

Saturday September 13, 2pm-4pm: Ken White, author of Getaway Day, will be in store for a book signing. (more…)

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Theory and Philosophy Reading Group III: Necropolitics

Theory and Philosophy Reading Group III: Necropolitics

achille-mbembe-la-francafrique-le-temps-est-venu-de-tirer-un-trait-sur-cette-histoire-ratee,M43947Join with radicals, thinkers, activists, poets, and intellectuals on the Monterey Peninsula to read and discuss some of the greatest philosophers of our time.

For the third Theory and Philosophy Reading Group, we’ll be reading Achille Mbembe’s important work, “Necropolitics.”

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New Writers’ “OPEN MIKE”

New Writers’ “OPEN MIKE”

Things are sizzlin’ here at Old Capitol Books! We have the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium here the second Sundays 2-4pm; Back Alley Poetry on the first Tuesdays at 8pm… and NOW! a new Open Mic event second Tuesdays 5-7pm!

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Doug Gilbert, author of I Saw Fire: Reflections on Riots and Revolt in America, at Old Capitol books talking about protest movements in the 21st century. June 21st, 2014

Old Capitol Books in Go! Magazine

Old Capitol Books in Go! Magazine

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We’re super excited to have been featured in the recent issue of Go! Magazine, from the Monterey Herald. (more…)

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Thinking Critically about Society Summer Series

Thinking Critically about Society Summer Series

This summer the Direct Action Monterey Network and the Monterey Community Education Project are putting together the next series of the Thinking Critically about Society (TCAS) seminars.

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Book Signing: Sidney Powell, author of “Licensed to Lie”

Book Signing: Sidney Powell, author of “Licensed to Lie”

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Themis 2544Tuesday, July 15 at 4:30pm – Come over to Old Capitol Books to meet Sidney Powell, powerhouse attorney and author of Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice. (more…)

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Book Signing: Doug Gilbert

Book Signing: Doug Gilbert

i_saw_fireSaturday June 21, 2014 – 7pm: An evening of discussions on riots, revolt, and revolution!  We’ll be in conversation with Doug Gilbert, author of I Saw Fire: Reflections on Riots, Revolt and the Black Bloc. (more…)

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Psychedelics and Society (Thinking Critically about Society Summer 2014)

Psychedelics and Society (Thinking Critically about Society Summer 2014)

aldous-huxleyWednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6:30pm: For the last seminar of the Thinking Critically about Society Summer Session, we’ll be discussing psychedelics!


From religious experiences to government control of substances, this seminar will be an introduction to the ways that psychedelics have been used and how society limits use or proposes new use for psychedelics in the 21st century.
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