Book Signing: Mike Ventimiglia – Italians of the Monterey Peninsula

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

20% off all Used Poetry Books – in Celebration of NaPoMo 2015!

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!

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