A Night of Queer Film and Performance with Irwin Swirnoff

Friday October 9th 2015 – 6pm: Old Capitol Books is very excited to be hosting Irwin Swirnoff, professor in cinematic arts at CSU Monterey Bay, as part of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center’s series on Gender and Sexuality!

“we are bodies”
short films & writings by Irwin Swirnoff

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Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination & Spirit in Everyday Life – an afternoon with Patrice Vecchione

Sunday October 25, 2015 – 3pm-5pm: Patrice Vecchione’s new book Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life was written in part while walking the trails at our local hidden treasure Jacks Peak Regional Park. Join Patrice, and two additional local authors Paola Berthoin, publisher of Passion for Place: Community Reflections on the Carmel River Watershed and Nikki Nedeff, one of the authors of Coastal California’s Living Legacy: The Monterey Pine Forest for a lively discussion about the wonders of Monterey’s natural world and the capacity nature to inspire us. They will also share the different routes they took to bring their books to light.

Visit her website here.


DSC00351Old Capitol Books is fortunate to obtain approximately 100 beautiful architecture books from the personal library of a local modernist architect Jerrold Lomax, FAIA.  Although Mr. Lomax is no longer with us his outstanding works and library can still be seen and experienced.  Most of the books purchased from his library represent the modernist genre.