Old Capitol Books is your local, friendly bookstore. We have used books: fiction, poetry, kids’ books, non-fiction, and more! Come visit us in downtown Monterey.
Poetry Writing Workshops
First Sundays, 7-9pm
The workshops are facilitated by the Boukra Collective, a group of writers, artists, and thinkers with varying levels of affiliation with Old Capitol Books. Each facilitator is an experienced and published poet. The workshops are designed to push people out of their comfort zones and diligently work to improve people’s work. We believe that great poetry is not always an individual exercise of personal expression, but is often the result of many minds and collective editing.
Local Poets & Artists
- 2023 Monterey Poetry FestivalThe 4th Annual Monterey Poetry Festival is now scheduled and booked! Tickets will go on sale Friday March 24th. They sell out fast so don’tContinue reading “2023 Monterey Poetry Festival”
- Book Launch: “Our Grapes of Wrath”, Black History of Monterey CountyEvent: December 10th, 6-8pm Come for an evening with Daniel Summerhill, joined by writers and poets for a special launch of Our Grapes of Wrath, aContinue reading “Book Launch: “Our Grapes of Wrath”, Black History of Monterey County”
- 2022 Monterey Poetry FestivalTickets are on sale now for the 2022 poetry festival!
Meetings and Reading Groups