Old Capitol Books is officially back in business! And we’d love for your to come visit us. We had a great opening day, and we’re so glad that people stopped by to check out our newer, smaller bookstore.Continue reading Old Capitol Books is Back!
Hi! We’re so glad you’re considering visiting Old Capitol Books. Here is some information that might useful for visiting.
Parking: Accessible parking is located at the rear of the building at 499 Calle Principal. (See image below)Continue reading Accessibility information for visiting
Old Capitol Books is partnering with local artists to bring you beautiful, fun, and unique art during the shelter-in-place.
The Books and Art Care Package is specially curated to your individual tastes, and will include art from local artists! A great way to support our local art community and your local bookstore.Continue reading Old Capitol Books 2020 Featured Artists
Hello everyone! Thank you for your love and support over the years. We’re thinking of innovative ways to try to stay afloat during these extremely difficult times, but we know that without extra help Monterey’s Old Capitol Books won’t be able to be around much longer.
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.
$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
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.
Hello everyone. In line with recommendations made to curb the spread of COVID-19, Old Capitol Books is canceling all in-store events until the end of May. After that, we will reassess the situation. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe!
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
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
We’re excited to have in-store the beautiful hand-crafted Mutanabi Bookmark Corner by Kamel, crafted in California. Continue reading Handcrafted Kamel Mutanabbi book-mark corners now available in store
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!