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Events

Weds, May 29

Lunchtime Vegan Pop-Up

11am – 1pm

Combine a healthy lunch and shopping for a book. Sac Vegan Pop-Ups will be here serving some wonderful food.

Sat, June 15

Our Grand Opening Party Open House

10am – 5pm

Come in all day to celebrate the opening of Downtown Sacramento’s first new bookstore in 10 years. We’ll have snacks and beverages available while you shop. Closing early at 5pm this day for our private celebration in the evening.

Sat, June 15

Private Great Gatsby Grand Opening Party

7pm

This is a private party to celebrate our grand opening. Must have an invitation to attend.

Thurs, June 20

AUTHOR APPEARANCE:
Caroline Frederickson

6pm

Caroline is President of the American Constitution Society and will be here for her new book, THE DEMOCRACY FIX.

Thurs, June 27

AUTHOR APPEARANCE:
Covers So Bright You Gotta Wear Shades

6:30pm

Let’s kick off beach reads for the summer with local area authors Catriona MacPherson, Cindy Sample, and Eileen Rendahl.

Fri, June 28

AUTHOR APPEARANCE:
William Burg

6pm

Local Sacramento historian, William Burg, will be at Capital Books to talk about his newest book, WICKED SACRAMENTO.

Tues, Oct 22

AUTHOR APPEARANCE:
Catriona McPherson

6pm

Local Davis author, Catriona McPherson, will be at Capital Books to talk about her newest book, STRANGERS AT THE GATE.

AVAILABLE IN THE STORE

Books We Loved!

Hilo: Then Everything Went Wrong

Funny for all ages without talking down to the kids or crossing a line to adult jokes that venture into the risque. It’s going to be a timeless series along the lines of Bone and Tintin (between which Hilo Book 5 sits on my library shelves). My granddaughter, her father, and I all can’t wait to see what happens with Hilo and the gang next.”

Ross Rojek

Store Co-Owner, Capital Books

Unsheltered brings back the elegance and subtle-but-beautiful storytelling of Barbara Kingsolver—not that she ever left. But waiting for the next book from this incredible author can feel like a long absence.”

Danielle McMannus

Book Seller, Capital Books

Bread Illustrated

I’ve been a baker pretty much all of my life. I learned from the best: my grandmother, whom I playfully nicknamed “Baker Grandma.” Whenever she came to visit, she taught me how to make pies and cookies. She instilled the love of creating baked goods in me, which carries through to today. The pages detailing the bread baker’s pantry lend to all sorts of cooking — not just bread baking. So, even if you’re not into bread (GAH, shame on you!), read these pages. One of the best parts I found about this book was how to know if you’ve kneaded the dough enough. It’s a simple test that I tried for the first time in my life on the recipes I made from the book.”

Heidi Rojek

Store Co-Owner, Capital Books

I came away from Maeve in America feeling a much deeper respect for the sensitivity and insightfulness for a woman I had previously known “just” for her comedy.”

Danielle McMannus

Book Seller, Capital Books

The Highest House is an unusual fantasy novel that deals with issues of emancipation, human worth, and the power of a currency in addition to the usual fantasy tropes of magic, feudalism, and monsters. There is great world-building; the art is exceptional, and the characters are engaging. Any fan of high fantasy in the realm of Robert Jordan, JRR Tolkien, or George RR Martin will find much to love here.”

Ross Rojek

Store Co-Owner, Capital Books

The way Sattouf presents his childhood–which is an incredibly fascinating one, by the way–encourages the reader to look back at their own, but perhaps with less of the erroneous rosy tint we often give it.”

Danielle McMannus

Book Seller, Capital Books

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