COME IN

We are open for walk-in shopping but limiting to six customers. You may need to wait outside if we are at capacity or have an appointment inside the store. Masks will be required inside the store (we have disposables if you need), and we ask that you maintain a 6-foot separation from other shoppers who are outside of your bubble.

ONLINE STORE

Nothing beats the experience of coming into our bookstore, but if you either don’t live in Sacramento or don’t want to come in, we make it easy to find everything we’re carrying in the shop — and 12 million books in print — in our online store. We offer curbside pickup, local delivery, and shipping nationwide.

CURBSIDE PICKUP

If you want to get out of the house and come down to our store, we’re offering no-contact curbside pickup. You can pull up in front of the Crest Theater (off of the light rail tracks/yellow area) and call 916-492-6657. We’ll run your bag out to your car. Or come into the store to pick up. You do NOT need an appointment to pick up your order.

LOCAL DELIVERY

Effective 8/25/20: We offer free delivery if you are within a 4-mile radius of the store with purchase of $25 or more. There will be a $2 fee for Sacramento neighborhoods outside of 4 miles (fee waived for orders totaling more than $35). Expect limited delivery days to Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Fair Oaks, and Elk Grove. No coded/gated apartments, please.

NATIONWIDE SHIPPING

Orders under $30 and under 15 lbs ship for free throughout the U.S. 

CHATBOX

During this social-distancing time, it’ll be like having one of us in your back pocket. Think of us as your mobile book concierge. You’ll reach Ross or Heidi, and if we can’t recommend a book, we’ll tap into our staff who specialize in different genres. You’ll find the BRIGHT-YELLOW chatbox on the bottom right side of our website.

Capital Books was founded in April 2019 at 1011 K Street, Sacramento, next door to the historic Crest Theater. It was originally opened in 1912 as the Empress Theatre, a vaudeville palace. It later operated as the Hippodrome theatre. In 1949, the building was completely remodeled and revamped to its current form as the art deco Crest Theatre. The Crest Theater has now been flanked by Levinson’s Books (who moved to 10th Street in 1956) and now Capital Books. Our space was built in 1947. (Artwork by Kyle Thaw and Heidi Rojek.)

These postcards are available for purchase in the store.

Virtual author events are a wonderful way for many to see their favorite authors speak without the travel time and expense. We’re excited to add to our exciting lineup of authors who will be doing Crowdcast or Zoom events with us. Details below.

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

In the mood for a great fantasy but aren't sure which one to pick? Or maybe you're eager for a new sci-fi book but haven't found one that stands out to you yet. Search no more, for here are five new books (and one old favorite) that definitely deserve a place in your...

Great Books for Kids’ Easter Baskets

Great Books for Kids’ Easter Baskets

It's nearly Easter! If you find yourself needing a small break from egg hunts (or just needing the kids to settle down for a minute), take a look at these great books to celebrate Easter and Spring. From Biscuit to Fancy Nancy, there's something for a wide range of...

Spring Graphic Novel Roundup

Spring Graphic Novel Roundup

It's been raining in Sacramento for the last several days, and we have the COVID-19 quarantine going on. It's times like this that beg for book lovers to settle in with a hot drink and an exciting new read. If your eyes are begging for something with more than just...

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Happy One-Year Anniversary!

Happy One-Year Anniversary!

Well, it’s been one year since we opened our doors to the public. The thing I distinctly remember was Ross pushing to open today and me still painting the two window boxes as the Downtown Partnership crew was walking through the door to see what we had created, camera...

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It’s like moving twice a month

It’s like moving twice a month

I realized it's been many, many months since I blogged about our journey of opening, and now running, a bookstore. January will mark the one-year anniversary since we signed the lease. About this time last year, Ross and I were scouting locations to do this little...

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8 Weeks In…And We’re Still Alive!

8 Weeks In…And We’re Still Alive!

Wow! It really has been quite a while since I last wrote a blog post. I actually feel like I'm crawling out of the hole that sucked me in when we started renovating the store space 6 months ago. Yeah, we realized this evening that it's been half a year since we...

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

It's amazing how many times this one children's book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, can be applied to real life. Starting on one project, which leads to a whole new, unplanned-for, project, happens to all of us. Despite our meticulous planning for renovating the space...

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Putting Lipstick on a Pig

Putting Lipstick on a Pig

We're starting to feel the pressure now that March is nearly halfway over. When we started renovating the space two months ago, April seemed so far away. Now, it's right around the corner. When we're there tearing things apart, many people poke their heads in the open...

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