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Book Care Packages – Support Your Local Bookstore!

Though we can’t be open, we’d love to still help you bring wonderful books into your life.  For the duration of the quarantine, Old Capitol Books will be offering Book Care Packages of either $15, $25, or $100.

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$40 Banker Box of Surprise Books
What you get: A box of random books from one or two genres of your choice. A huge help as we work to quickly move the bookstore. ORDER HERE

$15 Book Care Package
What you get: One book personally selected by our experienced booksellers based on your preferences, plus a special, unique gift! ORDER HERE

$25 Book Care Package
What you get: Two books personally selected by our experienced booksellers based on your preferences, plus two special, unique gifts! ORDER HERE

$35 Books & Art Care Package
We’re teaming up with local artists to give you books and art! Each care package contains two books personally selected to your preferences, plus an original work of art by a local artist! ORDER HERE

$100 Book Care Package (Thank you Thank you Thank you!!)
What you get: For $100 we’ll personally select a rare, vintage, or deluxe book based on your preferences. We’ll also include special unique gifts with your package. ORDER HERE

Gift Certificates    – $15$50$100

Be ready to storm the bookstore once we re-open with your very own special ordered gift certificate! We’ll send it directly to you so you can come get your books as soon as the shelter-in-place is lifted.

Holiday Hours

Hello booklovers!

Old Capitol Books will be closed on Christmas Day, but will be open on Christmas Eve until 4pm. Come get last minute gifts or take a break from the bustling outside world in our calm and beautiful bookstore. 🙂

Also, we’ll be open New Years Eve, 10am-9pm

And New Year’s Day from 10am-6pm

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 – from 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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JERROLD LOMAX ARCHITECTURE BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!!

DSC00351Old Capitol Books is fortunate to obtain approximately 100 beautiful architecture books from the personal library of a local modernist architect Jerrold Lomax, FAIA.  Although Mr. Lomax is no longer with us his outstanding works and library can still be seen and experienced.  Most of the books purchased from his library represent the modernist genre.