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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.


NEPOTISM II: a night of poetry

NEPOTISM II: a night of poetry

bannerBW-1April 18th, 2014: 7pm – Old Capitol Books invites you to NEPOTISMII! A Night of Poetry. On April 18th, we’ll close up the shop, turn down the lights and bring together some of Monterey’s “best” local poets. Their work is amazing. They are my friends. I am not biased at all. Really. (more…)

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Book Signing: Local author Susan Spano

Book Signing: Local author Susan Spano

cropped-rfp-header1On Friday April 25th at 5pm, come meet local author Susan Spano as she signs copies of her new book, French Ghosts, Russian Nights & American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond just published this month by Roaring Forties Press. (more…)

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New SciFi reading group!

Sunday May 4th, 2014: 8pm Love SciFi with a radical bent? So do we! Come join us as we sit down and discuss a work of literature during our monthly SciFi reading group. 

New SciFi reading group!

Sunday May 4th, 2014: 8pm Love SciFi with a radical bent? So do we! Come join us as we sit down and discuss a work of literature during our monthly SciFi reading group. 

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Revolutionizing Education (Thinking Critically about Society Spring 2014 Seminar Series)

Revolutionizing Education (Thinking Critically about Society Spring 2014 Seminar Series)

April 16th, 2014, 6:30pm-8pm: Discuss classic texts on alternative models of education and assess their relevance for creating liberatory forms of education in the 21st century. Part of the Thinking Critically about Society Seminar Series. (more…)

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What is Anarchism? (Thinking Critically about Society Spring 2014 Series)

What is Anarchism? (Thinking Critically about Society Spring 2014 Series)

EmmaGoldman Wednesday April 7th, 6:30-8pm: Old Capitol Books, together with the Direct Action Monterey Network & the Monterey Community Education Project are reviving the Thinking Critically About Society Seminar Series, with a revival of some popular seminars from the past and a few new ones. (more…)

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Book Signing: Gregory Orfalea - author of Journey to the Sun

Book Signing: Gregory Orfalea – author of Journey to the Sun

Journey to the Sun by Gregory OrfaleaOn April 6th, 2014 1pm come join us as we welcome Gregory Orfalea – winner of the Arab American Book Award and was a finalist for the Pen USA Prize -  to Old Capitol Books when he comes around with his new book, Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra’s Dream and the Founding of California. (more…)

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Old Capitol Books in the SFGate

Old Capitol Books in the SFGate

A great new review of Old Capitol Books – and lots of other wonderful bookshops in Monterey – in the SFGate. Click here to read it.

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