Events

Thursday
June 20, 2019
6:30pm

Caroline Frederickson

President of the American Constitution Society

Caroline and will be here for the launch of her new book, THE DEMOCRACY FIX. Event co-hosted by The New Press and American Constitution Society.

Despite representing the beliefs of a minority of the American public on many issues, conservatives are in power not just in Washington, DC, but also in state capitals and courtrooms across the country. They got there because, while progressives fought to death over the nuances of policy and to bring attention to specific issues, conservatives focused on simply gaining power by gaming our democracy. They understood that policy follows power, not the other way around.

Now, in THE DEMOCRACY FIX: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections (April 23, 2019; $25.99), Caroline Fredrickson—who has had a front-row seat on the political drama in DC for decades while working to shape progressive policies—argues that it’s time for progressives to focus on winning. She shows us how we can learn from the Right by having the determination to focus on judicial elections, state power, and voter laws without stooping to their dishonest, rule-breaking tactics. They must be ruthless in thinking through how work to change the rules of the game to regain power, expand the franchise, end voter suppression, win judicial elections, and fight for transparency and fairness in our political system.

There is no better time than now to grapple with how to win power and develop the strategies and tactics for long-term success, and Caroline Fredrickson shows the Left how.

“Fredrickson exposes the powerful, wealthy string-pullers manipulating American politics with dark money, fake science, front groups and — increasingly — amenable judges. Knowledge is power, and her book will help empower us to reclaim our country.”

— Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Author of Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy

“Caroline Frederickson has devoted her life to righting wrongs. Her latest book provides a blueprint for others with a similar calling.”

— Eva Paterson, President and Cofounder, Equal Justice Society

Tickets

You may reserve a seat in the front section with purchase of THE DEMOCRACY FIX from Capital Books with purchase of her book.

We’ll email your ticket to you, you can come into the store prior to the event to purchase her book, or you can purchase the book on the day of the event.

 

Capacity

We will sell out seats when we reach fifty. Any leftover seats will go to walk-ins for general seating in the non-reserved area.

 

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Gina, with Simply Scones, will be selling both sweet and savory scones during this event. 

 

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Baklavas With a Mission will be also be selling during the event.

 

 

Thursday
June 27, 2019
6:30pm

Covers So Bright You Gotta Wear Shades

With Catriona McPherson, Cindy Sample & Kristi Abbott

Here comes the summer! Whether you’re headed to the ocean, the lake, the campground, or the patio in your own backyard, you’ll need some sunshine-y reads for those long, lazy days. Why not let three bestselling and award-winning mystery authors — Catriona McPherson, Kristi Abbott, and Cindy Sample — tempt you with a selection of books that are light, bright, and sparkling, but still pack a punch (and a puzzle). Laughter is guaranteed as this trio of witty women serve up a slice of summertime.

 

Admission

Because we only have a capacity for 50 people, and we anticipate this event to be popular, we encourage you to arrive early to the event. We will have several copies of many of the authors’ books at the store for purchase. Catriona, Kristi, and Cindy will be available afterward to sign their books for you. 

Cindy Sample

Cindy Sample is a former corporate CEO who decided plotting murder was more entertaining than plodding through paperwork. Her national bestselling mystery series, described as Erma Bombeck meets Agatha Christie, features single soccer mom, Laurel McKay. The series, set in the California Gold Country, includes Dying for a Date, Dying for a Dance, Dying for a Daiquiri, Dying for a Dude, Dying for a Donut, Dying for a Diamond and Dying for a Deal. Cindy is a five-time nominee for the LEFTY Award for Best Humorous Mystery. Cindy loves her research!

…and many more!

Catronia McPherson

Catriona McPherson is the multi-award-winning and national best-selling author of the Dandy Gilver series of preposterous detective stories, set in her native Scotland in the 1930s. She also writes darker contemporary suspense novels, the latest of which is Go To My Grave. After eight years as an immigrant in northern California, Catriona began the Last Ditch trilogy, written with love and no judgment (honest) about her new home. Scot and Soda is the second book. The first, Scot Free, won the 2019 award for best comic mystery at Left Coast Crime. Catriona is a proud lifetime member and former national president of Sisters in Crime.

…and many more!

Kristi Abbott

Kristi has been obsessed with popcorn since first tasting the caramel cashew popcorn at Garrett’s in Chicago. If you’ve never had it, you might want to hop on a plane and go now. Seriously, it’s that good.

Kristi lives in northern California, although she was born in Ohio like the Rebecca, the heroine of the Popcorn Shop Mysteries. She loves snack food, crocheting, her kids, and her man, not necessarily in that order.

Kristi also writes as Eileen Rendahl, Eileen Carr, and Lillian Bell. Click here to learn more about her other books.

…and many more!

Friday
June 28, 2019
6pm

Author and Historian William Burg

Using photographs provided by the Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center, historian William Burg, author of Arcadia’s Sacramento’s Streetcars and Sacramento’s Southside Park, shows how a Gold Rush trading post and a crumbling fort quickly became a metropolitan center and the capital of California. 

Join us for a discussion about his newest book, Wicked Sacramento (June 2019). William, specifically, will focus on notorious Sacramento gambler and gangster “Butch” Nisetich, his club, the Equipoise Cafe, and the mysterious death of his sister, Kitty.

Reserve Your Seat!

We encourage you to reserve a seat for this event. We’ve already assigned half of the seats available. We only have a capacity for 50 people. Any leftover seats will go to walk-ins for general seating in the non-reserved area.

 

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Simply Scones logo

Gina, with Simply Scones, will be selling both sweet and savory scones during this event.

 

Tues
Oct 29, 2019
6pm

Best Selling Davis Author Catriona McPherson

Catriona McPherson is the multi-award-winning and national best-selling author of the Dandy Gilver series of preposterous detective stories, set in her native Scotland in the 1930s. She also writes darker contemporary suspense novels, the latest of which is Go To My Grave. After eight years as an immigrant in northern California, Catriona began the Last Ditch trilogy, written with love and no judgment (honest) about her new home. Scot and Soda is the second book. The first, Scot Free, won the 2019 award for best comic mystery at Left Coast Crime. Catriona is a proud lifetime member and former national president of Sisters in Crime.

She will be at Capital Books for the release of her newest book, Strangers at the Gate (Minotaur Books – October 22, 2019), where she’ll talk about the book and sign copies. 

About the Book:

Finnie Doyle and Paddy Lamb are leaving city life in Edinburgh behind them and moving to the little town of Simmerton. Paddy’s been made partner at the local law firm, and Finnie has snagged a job as a church deacon. Their rented cottage is quaint; their new colleagues are charming, and they can’t believe their luck.

But only days after moving into the gatehouse, Finnie begins to have doubts. She keeps hearing strange sounds, and the surrounding trees bring claustrophobia rather than comfort. Then they witness the bloody aftermath of a brutal murder, and that changes everything. They’ve each been keeping secrets about their pasts. And they both know their precious new start won’t survive a scandal. Together, for the best of reasons, they make the worst decision of their lives.

That’s only the beginning. The deep, deep valley where Simmerton sits is unlike anywhere Finn and Paddy have been before. They are not the only ones hiding in its shadows and very soon they’ve lost control of the game they decided to play…

From the Agatha Award-winning author of Quiet Neighbors comes a twisty, fascinating mystery that asks the question: who do you turn to when everyone’s a stranger and you’ve stopped believing your own eyes?

Tickets

We encourage you to reserve a seat by emailing events@capitalbooksonk.com or stopping by the store. We only have a capacity for 50 people. Any leftover seats will go to walk-ins for general seating in the non-reserved area. We will have copies of Catriona’s books available for purchase and signing.

Tues
Nov 30, 2019
4:30pm

International award-winning author, Avanti Centrae

Avanti Centrae is the author of the international award-winning VanOps thriller series. An avid world traveler, she’s studied aikido, been a river raft guide, and thrives on adventure. Her book, The Lost Power, took home a genre grand prize blue ribbon at the Chanticleer International Book Awards, and an Honorable Mention at the 2018 Hollywood Book Festival. Her work has been compared to that of James Rollins, Steve Berry, Dan Brown, and Preston/Child’s Pendergast series, but has a voice all its own. She resides in Northern California with her family and German Shepherds.

She will be at Capital Books for the release of her new book, Lost Power (Black Opal Books, November 2019), where she’ll talk about the book and sign copies. 

About the Book:

Da Vinci Code meets Tomb Raider in the award-winning thriller #1 NYT’s author James Rollins called, “Full of action and suspense.”

Tickets

We encourage you to reserve a seat by emailing events@capitalbooksonk.com or stopping by the store. We only have a capacity for 50 people. Any leftover seats will go to walk-ins for general seating in the non-reserved area. We will have copies of Avanti’s book available for purchase and signing.

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