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Old Capitol Books

Location
482 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
Hours

Tuesday - Sunday, 11am-6pm

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

  • Old Capitol Books Seeks Local Authors

    Calling all local authors! Old Capitol Books invites you to participate in our Holiday Season Lit Expo on Friday, December 3 at 6pm. To sign up, please e-mail us . Our shop is located at 482 Alvarado Street.

  • Old Capitol Books Launches Boukra Press

    Old Capitol Books is very pleased to announce the launch of our new, independent press. Boukra Press is a collective of writers, intellectuals, artists, and translators who are committed to bringing high-quality poetry and essays to the Monterey community and...

Upcoming Events

  • Back Lot Poetry: A Monthly Open Mic at Old Capitol Books

     
    11/5/21
     
     
    Old Capitol Books

    We know that some of you have been fantasizing about gathering in dark parking lots. With strangers. To read poetry. Let Old Capitol Books help you with that.

    We're now holding monthly Poetry Open Mic Nights on the first Friday of every month at 9pm in the parking lot behind our building (at 499 Calle Principal). Hosted by Brian Sheffield.

Past Events

  • Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Achille Mbembe

     
    10/22/21
     
    free
     
    Old Capitol Books

    The Theory and Philosophy Reading Group has returned to Old Capitol Books ! This month, we're going to discuss Achille Mbemb book, book, The Critique of Black Reason . Come talk about theory, philosophy, and how it relates to current events with a friendly group of readers and thinkers.

  • Theory & Philosophy Reading Group: Kierkegaard

     
    9/24/21
     
    free
     
    Old Capitol Books

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

  • Free Creative Writing Course Begins at Old Capitol Books

     
    9/13/21
     
    free
     
    Old Capitol Books

    Old Capitol Books is sponsoring a free creative writing class entitled "Social Writing Action." This is a 6-week course meeting Mon & Wed, 4:20pm-5:50pm, via Zoom. Course Instructor is Alaina Joleen, MFA Graduate Student and CSUMB Creative Writing alum. Ages 18+ are welcome. To sign up, please email Alaina .