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New book on Carmel Historic Homes – Authors Alissandra Dramov and Lynn A. Momboisse to visit Old Capitol Books

Saturday 22 October 2016, 1:30pm: A new book by Arcadia Publishing features the history of the homes, architecture, and people of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Authors Alissandra Dramov and Lynn A. Momboisse bring the past alive with interactive Google maps and a beautiful book full of historic photographs and stories. Come join the authors at Old Capitol Books and learn about our local history! Continue reading New book on Carmel Historic Homes – Authors Alissandra Dramov and Lynn A. Momboisse to visit Old Capitol Books

Book Signing: Mike Ventimiglia – Italians of the Monterey Peninsula

Saturday May 9th & Sunday May 10th – 12-2pm: Since the early 1900s, Monterey was known for its fishing, mostly for salmon and the abalone that was plentiful in Monterey Bay. The migration of the Sicilian Italian community is credited for reaping what was called the “Silver Harvest.” The Silver Harvest is the name that was given to the fishing of sardines in Monterey, which mostly was done by the Sicilian Italians who established the working fabric in the sardine industry for nearly five decades. Most of that generation is gone, and only a few are memorialized in books. It is this author’s attempt to capture the working class that made Monterey the “Sardine Capital of the World.” Continue reading Book Signing: Mike Ventimiglia – Italians of the Monterey Peninsula