Book Signing: Kyle Elizabeth Wood, historian and author of ‘Tillie Lewis: The Tomato Queen’

Saturday 20 May 2017, 2pm: Old Capitol Books will be hosting local historian and teacher, Kyle Elizabeth Wood, who has written the only authorized biography of the first female captain of industry in the U.S.: Tillie Lewis. Continue reading Book Signing: Kyle Elizabeth Wood, historian and author of ‘Tillie Lewis: The Tomato Queen’

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Mary Smathers, author of ‘Fertile Soil: Stories of the California Dream”

Saturday 13 May 2017, 2pm: Old Capitol Books is excited to have writer and photographer Mary Smathers come to the store to talk about her new book Fertile Soil: Stories of the California Dream. Continue reading Mary Smathers, author of ‘Fertile Soil: Stories of the California Dream”

Brenna Hassett, archaeologist and author of ‘Built on Bones’, to visit Old Capitol Books

Friday 12 May 2017, 4pm: Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death is Brenna Hassett’s new book which explores the impact of urban living on our bodies and health throughout human history. Brenna Hassett, a bioarchaeologist for London’s Natural History Museum, wants to analyze the way that human’s transition from hunter-gatherer to settled farmers and how this changed our relationship to land and developed social inequalities.
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