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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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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.