Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 poetry festival!
Old Capitol Books was purchased by the Elfaki family in 2017, from its previous owner Matthew Sundt. Since then, we have worked to carry on the bookstore’s legacy of bring a thriving cultural and community space, where we share our love of art and literature. Stephanie Spoto (Bookseller) has worked at Old Capitol Books sinceContinue reading “About Us: Meet the Booksellers”
One of the things that made the last Old Capitol Books store location such a special place to be in was the building itself, with its high ceilings and beautiful wooden beams. The building was originally commissioned by Arthur C. Metz (b. 1879), a local real estate investor and Vice President of the Gross CanningContinue reading “From garage, to bookstore, to empty shell: the history of 559 Tyler Street”
The first Sunday of each month, come to Old Capitol Books to hone your poetry skills in a two-hour workshop facilitated by the Boukra Collective.
This month’s reading group is facilitated by Tony and will explore key passages from the classic text, Ideology and Utopia by Karl Mannheim. Date: Friday 22 April, 7pm Location: Old Capitol Books, 482 Alvarado St., above Twisted Roots
Zoe Atlas’s poem, “Plant a Tree in Israel for $18,” is a moving portrayal of complexities surrounding Jewish identity and the displacement of Palestinian people.
This holiday season, buy local from local authors who have written a wide range of books that will appeal to any reader on your gift list! We will have novels, mysteries, cookbooks, children’s books, fantasy books, travel books, and more! Mark your calendars for Friday 3 December 2021, 6pm!
Friday 6 May, 7pm. For the next reading group we’ll be reading David Graeber’s Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology
We are very pleased to announce Boukra Press, a project of Old Capitol Books.
Kenny Garcia (Boukra Press, CSU Monterey Bay) & Stephanie Spoto (Old Capitol Books) Spoto: In what way do you think poetry is different than prose? Why are you writing this in poetic form rather than as an essay, a short story, or a letter?