Book Signing: Local author Susan Spano

french-ghosts-coverOn Friday April 25th at 5pm, come meet local author Susan Spano as she signs copies of her new book, French Ghosts, Russian Nights & American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond just published this month by Roaring Forties Press. Continue reading

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Old Capitol Books of Monterey California, is Your Local Fine Used and Out Of Print Book Store.  We stock a wide selection of gently used books – 45,000+ titles. We have a special emphasis on California History & an extensive Military section, along with Children’s Illustrated Art Books, a plethora of Cook Books (4,000), and books on Religion, the Occult, Metaphysical and Philosophy.  We have many more categories.  We are a General Interest book store.

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Theory and Philosophy Reading Group

Michel Foucault14 May, 6:30pm: Join with radicals, thinkers, activists, poets, and intellectuals on the Monterey Peninsula to read and discuss some of the greatest philosophers of our time.  We are particularly interested in 20th and 21st century philosophy, and our first readings will come from the work of Italian theorist Silvia Federici.
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Book Signing: H. Alan Day, Author of The Horse Lover

H-Alan-DayOn May 18th at 3pm, head over to Old Capitol Books to meet Arizona author H. Alan Day talk about this most recent book, The Horse Lover.

Back in 2002, H. Alan Day and his sister, Sandra Day O’Connor, co-authored the NY Times bestselling memoir Lazy B: Growing Up On a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest (Random House). Now Alan has written a new memoir with a foreword by Sandra titled The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs -  University of Nebraska Press (March, 2014). Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA BOOKSTORE DAY IS SATURDAY MAY 3!

Love the print! Read a book! Join us at Old Capitol Books. New books everyday.  Join our book readings, author events and discussion groups AND READ THIS….20% off all used books in the store on May 3 only AND through the month of May 50% off the following:  Americana, Art History, Art Technique, Gardening, Landscaping, Civil War, Young Adult Chapter Books, World History (England, France, Greece, India, Italy, etc.), Natural History and Natural Science (birds, marine life, mammals, reptiles)

“The Bookshop has a thousand books,
All colors, hues, and tinges,
And every cover is a door
That turns on magic hinges.”
Nancy Byrd Turner

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NEPOTISM II: a night of poetry

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April 18th, 2014: 7pm – Old Capitol Books invites you to NEPOTISMII! A Night of Poetry. On April 18th, we’ll close up the shop, turn down the lights and bring together some of Monterey’s “best” local poets. Their work is amazing. They are my friends. I am not biased at all. Really. Continue reading

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New SciFi reading group!

Ursula K. Le Guin_1974_The DispossessedSunday May 4th, 2014: 8pm Love SciFi with a radical bent? So do we! Come join us as we sit down and discuss a work of literature during our monthly SciFi reading group.  For our first meeting we’ll be reading Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed. Continue reading

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Revolutionizing Education (Thinking Critically about Society Spring 2014 Seminar Series)

mcep1April 16th, 2014, 6:30pm-8pm: Discuss classic texts on alternative models of education and assess their relevance for creating liberatory forms of education in the 21st century. Part of the Thinking Critically about Society Seminar Series. Continue reading

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