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Old Capitol Books

Location
482 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940
Hours

Thursday - Sunday, 12pm-6pm

Old Capitol Books is your local new and used bookstore. We consider ourselves a general interest bookstore, with everything from cookbooks to Carl Jung, but we are proud to have the largest selection of books in the areas of LGBTQ+, feminism and gender, ethnic studies, and black history.

Our bookstore also has an excellent selection of fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and mysteries, as well as non-fiction like history, current events, biographies, and much more!

We enjoy helping you find just the right book, whether you're looking for a specific title or need a recommendation. Or stop by to browse our shelves for unexpected finds and hidden gems.

Location

Old Capitol Books
482 Alvarado St
Monterey, CA 93940

Upcoming Events

  • Poetry Workshop at Old Capitol Books

     
    10/2/22
     
    $10
     
    Old Capitol Books

    On the first Sunday of every month, 6pm-8pm, Old Capitol Books and Boukra Press host a poetry writing workshop. All levels are welcome. This is two hours of facilitated and structured poetry writing for only $10. Feedback given by trained and published poets.

  • Back Lot Poetry: A Monthly Open Mic at Old Capitol Books

     
    10/7/22
     
     
    Old Capitol Books

    We know that some of you have been fantasizing about gathering in dark parking lots. With strangers. To read poetry. Let Old Capitol Books help you with that.

    We hold monthly Poetry Open Mic Nights on the first Friday of every month at 9pm in the parking lot behind our building (at 499 Calle Principal). Hosted by Brian Sheffield.