*Upcoming Events*

Friday 12 May 2017, 4pm: Brenna Hassett, archaeologist and author of ‘Built on Bones’, to visit Old Capitol Books

Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death is Brenna Hassett’s new book which explores the impact of urban living on our bodies and health throughout human history. Brenna Hassett, a bioarchaeologist for London’s Natural History Museum, wants to analyze the way that human’s transition from hunter-gatherer to settled farmers and how this changed our relationship to land and developed social inequalities.


Saturday 13 May 2017, 2pm: Mary Smathers, author of Fertile Soil: Stories of the California Dream

Old Capitol Books is excited to have writer and photographer Mary Smathers come to the store to talk about her new book Fertile Soil: Stories of the California Dream.


Sunday 14 May 2017, 2pm: Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium presents Adam Gonzalez & Daniel Yaryan

Come see the monthly curated poetry readings organized by the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium.


Sunday May 14 2017, 4-6pm: Free Poetry Writing Workshop

Our free poetry writing workshop for all levels and abilities. Different local poets facilitate various writing exercises and guide through the exploration of different poetic techniques. Bring a poem to share or come ready to write your own! Free and open to everyone.


CANCELED: Monday 22 May 2017, 6pm-7pm: Authors and Editors: Butting Heads or Holding Hands?

Join us as we explore the various levels of editing that contribute to a professional-caliber book. We’ll scan the spectrum, ranging from work that can help clarify the author’s thinking early in the creation stage (developmental editing), through important stylistic and mechanical work that helps establish consistency (copyediting), and then the final polishing pass to ensure quality (proofreading). We’ll also look at the dynamic between authors and editors (hint: drama is 110% optional!). More info coming soon.


Sunday 11 May 2017, 2pm: Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium presents Cynthia Bryant and Maggie Paul

Come see the monthly curated poetry readings organized by the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium.


Sunday 11 June 2017, 4-6pm: Free Poetry Writing Workshop with Heather Flescher

Our free poetry writing workshop for all levels and abilities. Different local poets facilitate various writing exercises and guide through the exploration of different poetic techniques. Bring a poem to share or come ready to write your own! Free and open to everyone.


Saturday 17 June 2017, 2pm: Local Author Sam Salerno coming to Old Capitol Books

Old Capitol Books is pleased to have local author, Sam Salerno, in store to sign copies of his new book, Sam the Morning Man. Sam Salerno, 90, owned KRML for nine years (1968-1977), during which “Play Misty For Me” was filmed- in KRML studios, in part.. Before that he was “Sam The Morning Man” in Las Vegas, a Larry King-style interview show on which he interviewed some of the biggest stars in show business.


Sunday 18 June 2017, 7pm: Monterey Anarchist Black Cross

Our monthly letter writing night where we write letters to US political prisoners. We send them books, too!


Tuesday 20 June 2017, 4pm, Crazy Horse Family to Visit Old Capitol Books

Crazy Horse family members Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, Don Red Thunder, and author William Matson will be available to meet and sign their book Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy.


Tuesday 27 June 2017, 4pm: Book signing with Jason P. Crawford

Salinas-based fantasy writer Jason P. Crawford will be at Old Capitol Books to discuss his work, particularly his new fantasy novel, Dragon Princess.


Friday 30 June 2017, 7pm: Theory & Philosophy Reading Group 27: Hannah Arendt

Our last Hannah Arendt reading group was such a success that we’re returning to the subject. This time we’ll be reading from selections of The Human Condition and The Life of the Mind.

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