Saturday May 9th & Sunday May 10th – 12-2pm: Since the early 1900s, Monterey was known for its fishing, mostly for salmon and the abalone that was plentiful in Monterey Bay. The migration of the Sicilian Italian community is credited for reaping what was called the “Silver Harvest.” The Silver Harvest is the name that was given to the fishing of sardines in Monterey, which mostly was done by the Sicilian Italians who established the working fabric in the sardine industry for nearly five decades. Most of that generation is gone, and only a few are memorialized in books. It is this author’s attempt to capture the working class that made Monterey the “Sardine Capital of the World.” Continue reading Book Signing: Mike Ventimiglia – Italians of the Monterey Peninsula
Here at Old Capitol Books, we love National Poetry Month – I mean, what’s NOT to love? So, in celebration of this glorious time, we are offering 20% off* all of our used poetry books from April 1st to 30th! Come get your fill of Milton, Dickinson, Maya Angelou, H.D. T.S. Eliot, and hundreds more! Continue reading 20% off all Used Poetry Books – in Celebration of NaPoMo 2015!
Saturday May 9th, 2015 – 2pm-4pm: Old Capitol Books is hosting local author Robert Ernst as he comes in to discuss his new novel The Inside War, a historical work which is set in Civil War North Carolina. Continue reading Book Signing: Robert Ernst, author of “The Inside War”
The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents: Katrina Mariah Jensen & Mary Anne Anderson
Sunday April 12th, 2pm
March 28th, 2015 – 3pm: Join in local historians and the literary community of the Monterey Peninsula as we delve into some of our history’s most interesting personalities, events, and stories. Continue reading Book Signing & Discussion: The Secret History of Carmel with John Thompson
The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents: Kris Kissman & Bert Gluck
Sunday, March 8, 2:00 p.m.
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey
(between Pearl and Munras)
Wednesday March 25th 2015, 6pm: Join with radicals, thinkers, activists, poets, and intellectuals on the Monterey Peninsula to read and discuss some of the world’s greatest philosophers.
For our eighth reading group, we’ll be looking at Discourse on Colonialism by Aimé Césaire. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group VIII: Aimé Césaire