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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Theory & Philosphy Reading Group V: Albert Camus

49d2c806-4583-49f5-9978-f71959400a66October 15th, 2014 7pm-8m: Join with radicals, thinkers, activists, poets, and intellectuals on the Monterey Peninsula to read and discuss some of the greatest philosophers of our time.

For our fifth reading group, we’ll be reading The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus. (more…)

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Post-9/11 Arab-American Poetry Seminar

September 11th 2014, 7pm: Bookseller Brian Sheffield will be leading a discussion on the topic of Post-9/11 Arab American Poetry in Old Capitol Books.

Post-9/11 Arab-American Poetry Seminar

September 11th 2014, 7pm: Bookseller Brian Sheffield will be leading a discussion on the topic of Post-9/11 Arab American Poetry in Old Capitol Books.

Book Signing: Brig. Gen. Oscar A Hurt

Saturday, November 29th 2014,2:00pm: Old Capitol Books is hosting author Brig. Gen. Oscar A Hurt, author of From Clod to Cluster.

Book Signing: Brig. Gen. Oscar A Hurt

Saturday, November 29th 2014,2:00pm: Old Capitol Books is hosting author Brig. Gen. Oscar A Hurt, author of From Clod to Cluster.

Book Signing: Reginald Rogers

November 22nd, 2pm-4pm: Reginald Rogers, the author of Bad Brakes, will be at Old Capitol Books to sign copies of his books.

Book Signing: Reginald Rogers

November 22nd, 2pm-4pm: Reginald Rogers, the author of Bad Brakes, will be at Old Capitol Books to sign copies of his books.

Jennifer Langier - Poetry Reading and Book Signing

Camille Verite coverSunday, October 12th at 2pm: Old Capitol Books is happy to be hosting Jennifer Langier, local poet and literary organizer, for a reading and book signing of her recent work, Camille Vérité.

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Theory and Philosophy Reading Group IV

17 September 2014 7pm: Join with radicals, thinkers, activists, poets, and intellectuals on the Monterey Peninsula to read and discuss some of the greatest philosophers of our time.

Theory and Philosophy Reading Group IV

17 September 2014 7pm: Join with radicals, thinkers, activists, poets, and intellectuals on the Monterey Peninsula to read and discuss some of the greatest philosophers of our time.

Cute New Children’s Book Section!

Cute New Children’s Book Section!

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We’ve decided to highlight some of our fantastic children’s books by dedicating an entire section of our store to displaying all of our super cute kids’ books. :) (more…)

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Psychedelics Discussion Group

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The last Thinking Critically about Society seminar, “Psychedelics and Society” was such a hit, that we’re going to host a regular discussion group here at Old Capitol Books!

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Independent bookstores turn a new page on brick-and-mortar retailing

By , Published: December 15, 2013 – In the WASHINGTON POST

Bookstores are terminally ill. Borders? Dead. Barnes & Noble? Life support. Amazon is king. E-books are the present and the future. Have tablet, will read.

But in downtown Frederick, Md., Marlene and Tom England are defying the future: They recently opened the Curious Iguana bookstore. It carries books printed on…

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