Hi! We’re so glad you’re considering visiting Old Capitol Books. Here is some information that might useful for visiting.
Parking: Accessible parking is located at the rear of the building at 499 Calle Principal. (See image below)
Elevator: Use the elevator at the ground level or at the parking level to reach the bookstore on level M (for Mezzanine?)
Accessibility in store: Though the store is a work in progress, entrance to the shop and the open aisles are 34-36 inches. Bookstore staff are happy to help you access hard-to-reach high shelves.
Google street image showing entrance to accessible parking lot
Old Capitol Books is partnering with local artists to bring you beautiful, fun, and unique art during the shelter-in-place.
The Books and Art Care Package is specially curated to your individual tastes, and will include art from local artists! A great way to support our local art community and your local bookstore.
Continue reading Old Capitol Books 2020 Featured Artists
WATCH ON ZOOM – CLICK HERE
August 14th, you’ll be able to see the beautiful and amazing talent of No Existo, Turiya Autry, and Chris Carr.
After the music and poetry, DJ Papacitx will take us through twilight with their curated nighttime tunes.
Zoom link available soon.
Old Capitol Books is collaborating with Close to Home Collective, which is working to bring literature and arts into your living room to help lower the number of people seeking entertainment out of their homes during the pandemic. (Seriously folks, stay inside.) Continue reading Close to Home Productions – Bringing Literature and Arts to your Living Room
Join poet and nonfiction author and workshop leader Patrice Vecchione for a writing burst of energy, a kickstart to your creative self.
Get the juices flowing! Continue reading My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice: a writing workshop
Hello everyone. In line with recommendations made to curb the spread of COVID-19, Old Capitol Books is canceling all in-store events until the end of May. After that, we will reassess the situation. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe!
March 11, 2020
Tim J Elliot
Nebula the Velvet Queen
Old Capitol Books, downtown Monterey
A Night of Poetry
Featuring Rachelle Escamilla & Hari Alluri (plus others!)
CANCELLED – Saturday 14 March 2020
7pm, $5 notaflof Continue reading Hari Alluri & Rachelle Escamilla: A Night of Poetry at Old Capitol Books
The third Sunday of each month, the Monterey Anarchist Black Cross meets to send books and letters of support to political prisoners in US jails and prisons. Continue reading Monterey Anarchist Black Cross – political prisoner support
The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents:
William Minor & Lauren Crux
Sunday, March 8, 2:00 p.m., $5.00 Admission
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey Continue reading The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium: William Minor & Lauren Crux