Feast & Fiction

During COVID stay-at-home orders, most of us are climbing the walls. We’d like to offer our bookstore to one couple/group at a time for a private hour and a half to have Capital Books to yourself. Bring a meal from a local restaurant of your choice to eat in our upstairs Flamingo Lounge. Below, you’ll find details on this unique experience.

At that time, we’ll re-evaluate COVID restrictions, which may allow us to increase capacity while eating indoors in the Flamingo Lounge.

Private Browsing:

One and a half hours to have the bookstore all to yourselves.

15% off any purchases made during your session.

A member of our team will let you in, manage your transactions, and answer any questions.

A limit of 4 people per group. Groups must be in your “bubble.”

Masks are required to be worn at all times when you are not eating at your table.

Private Date Night Includes:

An hour and a half to browse the bookstore and eat dinner in our upstairs lounge.

BYOF (Bring Your Own Food). Let us know if you want restaurant recommendations that are offering take-out during COVID.

Complimentary bottle of wine and bottled water (if you do not drink/want wine, we’ll substitute a bottle of sparkling cider).

A beautiful dining experience in our Flamingo Lounge upstairs. If you are unable to climb 1.5 floors of stairs, let us know and we can set up the tables on the first floor. (The best view is from the Flamingo Lounge, though.)

15% off any purchases made at the end of your date.

All surfaces sanitized in between appointments.

A member of our team will stage the area and let you into the store. They will be available for book recommendations if you’d like. Otherwise, think of Capital Books as yours for the evening.

Tonight, we had a bookstore to ourselves, complete with cheese plate, wine, and strawberry shortcake from scratch — courtesy of the incredible Capital Books. I never thought any other place could give Powell’s a run for its money in the quest for my heart, but the gauntlet has been. THROWN tonight. What an absolutely perfect evening.”