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Summer Sale – 50% off all used books!

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. ūüôā

 

*50% off all used books, 1 August 2017 to 15 August 2017. Sale does not include new books, fixtures, or non-paper miscellaneous.

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Architecture – Art – Cookbooks – Gardening – Landscaping – impressive selection – amazing sale!

Sale ran from June-October 2016

Did you know that Old Capitol Books has probably the largest selection of cookbooks this side of San Francisco? We have over 3,000 cookbooks! [1,500 on the shelf and remainder in boxes Рfrom the massive collection of Artie Jane Early.  The re-known entertainer of the Monterey Peninsula]  Books range from sleek and modern to quirky and vintage.  We have an extensive collection of various international cooking, French and Italian cooking, local and California cuisine, glossy works by celebrity chefs, vintage recipe collections containing different immigrant food traditions, and much more!

NOW!  All USED architecture, art, cookbooks, gardening, landscaping, and flower books are 50% off!

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50% off sale!

50% OFF SELECT CATEGORIES

Old Capitol Books is hankerin’ to thin out some categories of books so we are offering 50% off the following categories through June:¬† Americana, Californiana, Art History, Art Technique, Civil War, Gardening, Landscaping, Maritime, Natural History and Natural Sciences, World History (includes U.S.), and Young Adult chapter books.

Old Capitol Books of Monterey California, is Your Local Fine Used and Out Of Print Book Store.¬† We stock a wide selection of gently used books ‚Äď 45,000+ titles. We have a special emphasis on California History & an extensive Military section, along with Children‚Äôs Illustrated Art Books, a plethora of Cook Books (4,000), and books on Religion, the Occult, Metaphysical and Philosophy.¬† We have many more categories.¬† We are a General Interest book store.

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Book Buying

Due to an excess of supply of books (and the subsequent lack of space), Old Capitol Books will only be purchasing the following book genres:  local history, classic literature, military history,  modern art, some young adult literature, sci-fi, and the esoteric in most genres. We offer cash and will continue to accept these books for trade-in/store credit. Feel free to contact us for more information.

RECENT ARRIVAL – Books purchased from estate of retired U.S. Ambassador

Old Capitol Books is honored to have recently purchased¬†exceptional books from the personal library of a retired U.S. Ambassador¬†John D. Jernegan (1911-1981) who retired to Carmel Valley in the late 1960’s with his wife Mary.¬† Books¬†on the subjects of diplomacy, cooking, Middle¬†East history, and unusual Italian Touring¬†Club books from the 1950’s, among others.¬†¬†During his career he was stationed in Mexico, San Diego, Washington D.C., Tunis, Atlanta, New York, London, Rome,¬†Baghdad,¬†Tangier,¬†and other locations I have yet to discover.