The 4th Annual Monterey Poetry Festival is now scheduled and booked! Tickets will go on sale Friday March 24th. They sell out fast so don’t wait on them!
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Book Launch: “Our Grapes of Wrath”, Black History of Monterey County
Event: 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, a Project 21 Anthology and a Black history of Monterey County. Tickets are $10 (Purchase here), and ticket purchase gets you a free copy of the book. Students can enter theContinue reading “Book Launch: “Our Grapes of Wrath”, Black History of Monterey County”
2022 Monterey Poetry Festival
Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 poetry festival!
About Us: Meet the Booksellers
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”
From garage, to bookstore, to empty shell: the history of 559 Tyler Street
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”
Monthly Poetry Writing Workshop
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.
Philosophy Reading Group
This month’s reading group is facilitated by Jordi and will look at key passages from Lisa Guenther‘s work trans phenomenology. Date: Friday 24 February, 7pm-8:30pm Location: Old Capitol Books, 482 Alvarado St., above Twisted Roots
“Plant a Tree in Israel for $18,” new poem by CSU Monterey Bay student Zoe Atlas
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.
Monterey Holiday Literary Expo – Buy Local this Holiday Season from Local authors!
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!
831 Anarchist Discussion Group
Friday 3 February 2023, 7pm. For this next reading group, we’re going back to a subject that we were interested in later: queerness and anarchism. We’re returning to some essays from Queering Anarchism from AK Press. You can buy the book here or download the selections for free below. We’re also reading an essay fromContinue reading “831 Anarchist Discussion Group”