Saturday 4 May, 2013 – 6:30pm: Come join the poetry lovers at Old Capitol Books for a night of the poetry of Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg. Bring along your favorite poem in a celebration of the greats of gay and erotic poetry. Continue reading Event: Allen Ginsberg and Walt Whitman: Reading the Erotic (A night of poetry)
Wednesday 17 April, 2013 – 6:30pm: Part three of the four part seminar series, Thinking Critically about Society. This session, led by Michael Frederiksen of the Peace and Justice Center, will discuss some of the key readings of Marxism in a friendly and accessible way. Continue reading Event: Reading Marx (Thinking Critically about Society: Session Three)
Old Capitol Books is honored to have recently purchased exceptional books from the personal library of a retired U.S. Ambassador John D. Jernegan (1911-1981) who retired to Carmel Valley in the late 1960’s with his wife Mary. Books on the subjects of diplomacy, cooking, Middle East history, and unusual Italian Touring Club books from the 1950’s, among others. During his career he was stationed in Mexico, San Diego, Washington D.C., Tunis, Atlanta, New York, London, Rome, Baghdad, Tangier, and other locations I have yet to discover.
20 April, 2013 – Old Capitol Books is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a celebration of National Poetry Month on Saturday April 20th, 2013. Come join us for an afternoon and evening of poetry readings with appearances from local poets. Continue reading Event: A Celebration of National Poetry Month
Monday April 8th, 6:30pm-8pm – Session Two of the seminar series, Thinking Critically about Society, will address the issues surrounding national identity and patriotism. Continue reading Event: Thinking about National Identity (Thinking Critically about Society: Session Two)
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013 (2:30pm) – Come enjoy an afternoon reading of selected passages from The Inherited Heart: An American Memoir—not a dry, church-like rendering of text, but a musical presentation of playful and purposeful prose. Short lyric portions of the book are laced with original music and songs—“standards”—from the era depicted in the book: the program’s flexible format shaped to please its audience—the music adding another dimension to and enhancing the words. Continue reading Event: Bill Minor and a Live Jazz Concert
14 March, 2013 – Love reading Shakespeare and are looking for an exciting evening with fellow sonnet lovers? Or do you wish that you could learn more about his work? Come to a fun and informal evening of reading around a table, eating cake, and talking about our favorite Shakespeare poems! Continue reading Event: Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Some Cake