Media

Media and News coverage of our little shop.

***2014***

Old Capitol Books manager Stephanie Spoto and bookseller Brian Sheffield organize literary events..
Old Capitol Books manager Stephanie Spoto and bookseller Brian Sheffield organize literary events.

We’re super excited to have been featured in the recent issue of Go! Magazine, from the Monterey Herald. June 12, 2014

Written by Mike de Geve, the article says of Old Capitol Books:

Our educational programs getting coverage in the Monterey Herald Go! Magazine, June 2014.
Our educational programs getting coverage in the Monterey Herald Go! Magazine, June 2014.

If you long for the company of deep thinkers, revolutionaries and literary giants, the 9-foot-tall stacks at Old Capitol Books aren’t a bad place to start. Down one aisle, up another, and you’ve brushed past millions of pages popping with the ideas of John Locke, Karl Marx and Simone de Beauvoir. Around a corner, up another row, and your fingers are rubbing the spines of Goethe, John Steinbeck and Robinson Jeffers.

“You may not believe in ghosts, but something’s going on here that you won’t experience online. Even the most average student might feel brain-stirrings that seem to be making room for another world view.”

“The idea is opening up critical theory and philosophy in an accessible way for people who haven’t had the opportunity to go to university,” says Old Capitol Manager Stephanie Spoto. (Photo by Nic Coury)
“The idea is opening up critical theory and philosophy in an accessible way for people who haven’t had the opportunity to go to university,” says Old Capitol Manager Stephanie Spoto. (Photo by Nic Coury)

“An evening of daring ideas highlights an emerging literary scene.” by Arvin Temkar. MC Weekly. 10 April 2014.

Click here to read the article.

“It’s all contributing to the makings of a refreshing new literary scene—and right in the middle is Old Capitol Books.”

SFGate
Old Capitol Books gets a good review in the SFGate.

“Bookstores carry on Monterey’s literary tradition,” by Christine Delsol. SFGate.com. 7 March 2014.

Click here to read it.

“this place calls to mind a used-book version of Portland’s world-famous Powell’s: a little city of towering bookcases with street signs at every corner pointing to fiction, travel, religion, fantasy, philosophy, biography, art, cookbooks … pretty much any topic you could think of. Books are alphabetized, something that is almost unheard-of in the used-book world.”

***2012***

Matthew Sundt at Old Capitol Books
Matthew Sundt at Old Capitol Books. “Even as national book chains sputter, local booksellers see a bright future”. Monterey County Weekly. 6 December 2012.

Bikes and Books at Bookbuyers Monterey
Bikes and Books at Bookbuyers Monterey. “Shopping by Bike”. Bicycling Monterey. 29 November 2012. Bookbuyers Monterey and Old Capitol Books feature in Bicycling Monterey! Horray books and bikes!

"Nearby, at Old Capitol Books (formerly the Book Haven), you’ll want to stop in and chat with the owner about books–and bikes! Why? Because owner Matthew Sundt is an avid cyclist and bike advocate, including serving as board president of Velo Club Monterey."
“Nearby, at Old Capitol Books (formerly the Book Haven), you’ll want to stop in and chat with the owner about books–and bikes! Why? Because owner Matthew Sundt is an avid cyclist and bike advocate, including serving as board president of Velo Club Monterey.”

Old Capitol Books in the Monterey Herald. “Business Briefs: Book Haven Reopens as Old Capitol Books in Monterey”. Monterey Herald. 26 November 2012.

 

 

 

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