Tuesday 27 June 2017, 4pm: Salinas-based fantasy writer Jason P. Crawford will be at Old Capitol Books to discuss his work, particularly his new fantasy novel, Dragon Princess.
***THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED***
Saturday 17 June 2017, 2pm: 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.
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Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium presents Adam Gonzalez and Daniel Yaryan
Sunday, May 14, 2:00 p.m.
Old Capitol Books
559 Tyler Street, Monterey
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Monday 22 May 2017, 6pm-7pm: 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!). Continue reading CANCELED: Authors and Editors: Butting Heads or Holding Hands?
Saturday 20 May 2017, 2pm: Old Capitol Books will be hosting local historian and teacher, Kyle Elizabeth Wood, who has written the only authorized biography of the first female captain of industry in the U.S.: Tillie Lewis. Continue reading Book Signing: Kyle Elizabeth Wood, historian and author of ‘Tillie Lewis: The Tomato Queen’
Saturday 13 May 2017, 2pm: 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. Continue reading Mary Smathers, author of ‘Fertile Soil: Stories of the California Dream”
Friday 12 May 2017, 4pm: 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.
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