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Old Capitol Books

Location
482 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
Hours

Thursday - Sunday, 12pm-6pm

Old Capitol Books is re-opening on April 8 at our new location, 482 Alvarado Street.

Old Capitol Books is your local new and used bookstore. We consider ourselves a general interest bookstore, with everything from cookbooks to Carl Jung, but we are proud to have the largest selection of books in the areas of LGBTQ+, feminism and gender, ethnic studies, and black history.

Our bookstore also has an excellent selection of fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and mysteries, as well as non-fiction like history, current events, biographies, and much more!

We enjoy helping you find just the right book, whether you're looking for a specific title or need a recommendation. Or stop by to browse our shelves for unexpected finds and hidden gems.

Location

Old Capitol Books
482 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940

Posts

  • Seeking Transgender and Non-Binary Poets for Monterey Poetry Festival

    Old Capitol Books is seeking poets! Poet and playwright Heather Flescher is hosting Unassigned: A Night of Trans Poetry on Sunday, October 3 at 7pm as part of the 2021 Monterey Poetry Festival at Old Capitol Books.

    If you're a transgender or non-binary poet and are interested in reading your work that night, please DM Old Capitol Books on Instagram to apply. Old Capitol Books is located on the 2nd floor of 482 Alvarado Street.

  • Old Capitol Books Expands

    Old Capitol Books now has new sections - science, history, and art - plus new books in other sections including fiction, poetry, and LGBTQ studies. Have a browse through the shelves on the second floor of 482 Alvarado Street. Independent bookstores are the best!

Upcoming Events

  • Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Deleuze and Guattari

     
    8/20/21
     
    free
     
    Old Capitol Books

    The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group has returned to Old Capitol Books ! This month, we're going to discuss Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand Plateaus . Come talk about theory, philosophy, and how it relates to current events with a friendly group of readers and thinkers.

  • Monterey Poetry Festival 2021 - Old Capitol Books

     
    10/1 - 10/3
     
     
    Old Capitol Books

    Old Capitol Books is excited to be organizing the 2021 Monterey Poetry Festival, October 1-3. All weekend long, we'll present a collection of poets and poetry in diverse styles and subjects. Events will be held at Old Capitol Books. ...

    Multi-day event ending on Sun Oct 03, 2021

Past Events