November 2017: It’s that time again! Old Capitol Books, the Direct Action Monterey Network, and the Monterey Community Education Project are teaming up to bring you a series of free seminars and discussions on critical thinking and social theory. This November we’re having three seminars: Marxist-Feminism, Post-Colonial Theory, and Learning from the Paris Commune. These discussions are facilitated by local professors at CSU Monterey Bay, local activists, and thinkers (just like you!) Continue reading Thinking Critically about Society Fall 2017 Series announced!
Saturday 28 October 2017, 2pm: Come visit Old Capitol Books to hear Edward Moncrief discuss and sign copies of his new novel, Raising the Blackbirds, a historical fiction about immigrant farm workers, set in the Salinas Valley during the 1970s. Continue reading Book Signing: Edward Moncrief, author of ‘Raising the Blackbirds’
Sunday 22 October 2017, 4pm-5pm: Old Capitol Books is pleased to welcome local author J.T. Westfield who will be signing copies of his books Eye Contact: The Book of Helga and CutThroat.
Who: Local author, J.T. Westfield
When: Sunday 22 October 2017, 4pm-5pm
New date: Friday 27 October 2017, 7pm: Old Capitol Books and the Direct Action Monterey Network are coming together for the thirtieth discussion in the Theory and Philosophy Reading Group. This is a mini-series within the broader project which explores anarchist theories of the state. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy XXX: Mikhail Bakunin
Sunday 10 September 2017, 2pm: Come down and see the featured poets from the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium. This month, there will be readings by Garland Thompson and Heidi McGurrin. Continue reading Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium presents Garland Thompson & Heidi McGurrin
Friday 25 August 2017, 7pm: Join other thinkers, intellectuals, activists, and readers from the peninsula (and beyond) for our twenty ninth Theory & Philosophy Reading Group which will be exploring Peter Gelderloos’s new book Worshipping Power: An Anarchist View of Early State Formation (AK Press, 2017). This will be the first of three reading groups which will focus on anarchist theories of the state. Continue reading Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 29: Peter Gelderloos
We are very happy to announce that Old Capitol Books is under new ownership; it has recently been purchased by its employees, Ali Elfaki and Stephanie Spoto. They’re buying the bookstore and getting married all in the same week! Continue reading Old Capitol Books under new ownership
To celebrate the change of ownership (and the beautiful Monterey summer), we’re jumping into a 50% off sale!*
50% off all used books, through August 15th
Come down and see what you can find. 🙂
*50% off all used books, 1 August 2017 to 15 August 2017. Sale does not include new books, fixtures, or non-paper miscellaneous.