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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.

20% off all Used Poetry Books – in Celebration of NaPoMo 2015!

Here at Old Capitol Books, we love National Poetry Month – I mean, what’s NOT to love? So, in celebration of this glorious time, we are offering 20% off* all of our used poetry books from April 1st to 30th! Come get your fill of Milton, Dickinson, Maya Angelou, H.D. T.S. Eliot, and hundreds more! Continue reading 20% off all Used Poetry Books – in Celebration of NaPoMo 2015!

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.

New stock for the new year

Greetings. Old Capitol Books has about 8,000 books that have not been processed of which about 3,000 are cookbooks!  Our ecclectic books will be making their way to the shelves throughout 2013.  Please visit regularly for the best selection.  Also, we now have a new workbench for staff.  It is a very handsome piece of furniture that allows us to display our beautiful books and work behind the scenes at the same time.  We recently rewired and realigned our ceiling lights so they are now lower and aligned with the aisles.  Whodathunkit!?  We removed some of our book shelves too.  This reconfiguration will “lighten-up” the front of the store and allow Old Capitol Books to accomodate book readings.  We accommodate book signings and we have some pending in April. STAY TUNED!!