Safety Precautions During COVID-19 (as of 3/19/20)
Following Governor Newsom’s shelter-in-place order effective at midnight March 19, we will not be allowing shoppers inside our store. Ross, Heidi, and Tom will be at the store processing orders for customers. Here are your shopping options during the quarantine:
- Order your books from store.capitalbooksonk.com, then:
- On the order screen, let us know if you prefer:
- To have us ship your books
- Our curbside pickup
- Delivery (within Sacramento and Elk Grove)
We’re “hand-selling” books and games over our social media (look for CapitalBooksOnK), so pop on there for photos and videos. We are able to show more over Facebook and Instagram than Twitter, so we encourage those who want to visually see our products to hop onto one of those platforms.
Nothing beats the experience of coming into our bookstore. We’d love to help you find the perfect book, but if you simply cannot make it 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’ll message you when the your order arrives, ship it to you, or you can take advantage of our new curbside pickup service.
Safety Precautions During COVID-19 (as of 3/19/20)
Following Governor Newsom’s shelter-in-place order effective at midnight March 19, we will not be allowing shoppers inside our store. Ross, Heidi, and Tom will be at the store processing orders for customers. We’re offering curbside delivery as one option. Pull up in front of the Crest Theater (off of the lightrail tracks) and honk or flash your lights. Whomever is working that day will see you and run your books out.
The benefit of shopping in our store is the knowledgeable staff who can recommend a book to you. But sometimes it’s not possible to come in. We’ve had a chat box on our website for several months. During this social-distancing time, it’ll be like having one of us in your back pocket (or phone or computer). Think of us as your mobile book concierce. Our chat box even operates beyond our normal business hours. You’ll still be reaching Ross, Heidi, Megan or Tom. We never contract this service out to anyone else. You’ll find the chat box on the bottom right side of our website.
GAMES & PUZZLES
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...
It seems inevitable that many of us will be stuck inside during the Corona COVAD-19 outbreak. Whether you find that happening to your family – and you feel well enough to cook – take the opportunity to dive into a new cookbook. You can order groceries to be delivered....
What makes you happy? Rainbows, puppies, hearts, stars, unicorns? How about having a good friend by your side. These wonderful childrens’ books are focused around making friends and what it means to be a good friend to others. Tickled Pink: How Friendship Washes the...
There’s just something about homemade baked goods isn’t there? The warm, buttery crusts right out of the oven. The delicious fruit fillings made with real sugar. From apple pie to freshly baked bread, these delightful cookbooks will bring you back to your childhood...
Roundup by Holly Scudero December is traditionally a time for looking back, hopefully with fondness, on what the previous year has brought. We think of what we’ve accomplished, the state of the world, the good and the bad, and analyze. And December is also a time for...
Roundup by Thomas Rojek The last few months brought us some wonderful graphic novels. I've taken the liberty of creating this roundup of my favorites and providing a summary of each book and why I loved each of them. Midnight RadioBy Iolanda ZanfardinoLion Forge,...
By Thomas Rojek With summer officially coming to a close, we're taking a look at cookbooks that embody robust spices, which invite Fall cooking. One Dish - Four SeasonsBy Jordan ZuckerPublisher: Home Sauce Publications$44.00, 208 pages One Dish - Four Seasons...
Our round-up of great science fiction novels that have come into the store. What did we miss that you loved? Tiamat's Wrath, James S. A. Corey The latest and eighth book in James S. A. Corey’s Expanse series, Tiamat’s Wrath is obviously not a good place to start...
By Tommy Rojek, Ross Rojek & Danielle McMannus Today's graphic novels, while kin with the comic books that pioneered the genre, their diverse stories, art styles, and narrative voices have burst through those old boundaries. Whether you're new to graphic novels or...
You’ll notice that several events below have been canceled. Many of the event coordinators or authors are heeding Governor Newsom’s advice about public gatherings. It is safe to assume that most, if not all, of these events will be rescheduled for a later date when restrictions are lifted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Our store is still open. As of March 12, no employee of ours has been sick, and we have increased our already fastidious cleaning regime around the store and bathroom.
THURS, MAR 12
NYT Economics Reporter and Author, Conor Dougherty
SAT, MAR 14
The Secret Window Women’s Book Club
SAT, MAR 14
916 Ink Student Anthology Readings
FRI, MAR 27
Stories On Stage
NYT Best-Selling Literary Crime Fiction Author Tod Goldberg and Award-Winning Fabulist/Noirist Author, Anita Felicelli
THURS, APR 2
KTLA-TV News Anchor and Author, Courtney Friel
SAT, JUN 27
Local Author Shelley Blanton-Stroud
TUES, JUNE 30
Musician Mikel Jollett, author of Hollywood Park, at Ace of Spades
FRI, JULY 10
Author Mary Helen Fein
Stitching a Life: An Immigration Story.
TUES, AUG 11
Laura Jensen Walker, author
SUN, SEPT 13
Award-Winning Author and Editor, Robert K Elder
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Last night, we hosted such a fun event at our store, Capital Books, for Valentine's Day. I knew that I wanted to create something different that gave both established couples and those just starting to date something to do besides going out to dinner — or in addition...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Today, Presidents' Day, there was a marked shift in how renovation felt at the bookstore. The professional construction crew arrived. It was like the Cavalry coming in, and that felt pretty presidential — and LOUD — to me. (Be sure to turn your sound on.)...
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