Don and Audrey Wood remain my all-time favorite children’s book author and illustrator. All of their books are near and dear to my now-grown children. Probably their favorite of them all is Heckedy Peg—a slightly scary book for a child, but one that intrigues. I’d ask them what bedtime story they wanted, and they’d hold their little hands to their mouths and whisper “Heckedy Peg, mommy!”

— Heidi

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There is not one bad recipe in this cookbook. Trust me, I’ve tried so many of them. This is the one cookbook that my adult kids ask me to cook from when they visit. It’s also a cookbook I gift to others most often. Looking forward to Joanna’s Volume 2 in April!

— Heidi

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PRE-ORDER MAGNOLIA TABLE VOL 2 (APR 2020)

Atmospheric, gory read with a little dark humor thrown in for good measure. When she moves into her childhood home where her family was murdered, incidents begin to happen, and Dixie begins to question what is and is not real.

— Nicole

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A complete sotry that will hold your attention from beginning to end. In this police procedural, we have an unknown, a series of grizzly murders, an unknown motive, and multiple suspects that will keep you guessing to the very end.

—Nicole

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When the police investigate the murder of a woman found in the trunk of her car, layers of secrets are revealed and relationships are tested and threatened in unexpected ways. A fun read with many unreliable characters that will keep you turning the pages!

—Nicole

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Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda have won multiple awards and received high praise for this beautiful graphic novel already, and I can see why. Anyone looking for something new and unique needs to pick this up; the artwork is beautiful, the story is full of beautifully done characters and environments and features a matriarchal society, and the world building is staggeringly deep. 

—Tommy

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No wonder this book won the Pulitzer! Greer set out to write a novel about joy, and in this comic romp, he delivers. Follow aging writer Arthur Less as he endures the writing life in New York, Germany, Italy, and India, before returning home to an unexpected twist.

—Anara

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For readers and writers who have loved Strunk & White or Bill Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors, Benjamin Dreyer will be your new favorite guide through the rules of grammar (and how to ignore them).

—Anara

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From the very first story I read, I thought: this writer knows girlhood. And, as it turns out, she also knows young marriage and love and humor and heartbreak, all rendered in delicious prose.

—Anara

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Beautiful, Grimm’s Brother’s style fairy tales written for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If your children love the movies, but are too young still for the seven-book series, this is perfect. Also perfect for any folklore lovers who also adore Harry Potter. Definitely the kind of book that makes you smile, even on a bad day.

—Megan

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Sandman is the kind of comic that changes your life. You feel as if you’re reading a comic made from an epic poem, like the Iliad or Beowulf. The magnitude and scope of the thing changes the inside of your head and reshapes your inner landscape. It’s a modern day classic piece of literature. And after reading the series, you’ll be a slightly different person.

—Megan

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This is the book that everyone has at least heard about. While it can be described as a letter of warning about a possible future, it is also a love letter to books, people, and rescuing the things that matter.

—Megan

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Have you read a book you’d love to recommend? We’d love to feature a shelf-talker in the store and on our website.

Why not display books from the New York Times Best Sellers list? Well, we believe that displaying books in our store that are a direct representation of what our neighbors — the San Francisco Bay Area — are reading is a more accurate depiction of our area. You’ll find many of these books in the front of our store shelves and also here on our website that are available for purchase.
Inspiring Women to Read About

Inspiring Women to Read About

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...

Hot Graphic Novels Roundup

Hot Graphic Novels Roundup

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,...

Cooking With Spices

Cooking With Spices

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...

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 in our online store. You can even reserve your copy or have us order it for you right from our online store. We’ll message you when the book arrives.

FRI, FEB 28

John Waters brings his one man show to the Crest Theater for one night only

7:30 pm
(doors 6:30)

We’re proud to be partnering with the Crest Theater as the bookseller for this event. John Waters presents This Filthy World, his rapid-fire one-man spoken word “vaudeville” act that celebrates the film career and joyously appalling taste of the man William Burroughs once called “The Pope of Trash.”

SAT, MAR 7

Storytime with Tangled’s Rapunzel

11:00 am

Come by for stories and songs with Rapunzel.

SUN, MAR 8

Dissenter on the Bench author Victoria Ortiz

1:00 pm

Dissenter on the Bench tells the story of Justice Ginsburg’s life and career. Interspersed with the narrative are compelling accounts of landmark cases focused on human rights issues — racial equality, gender equality for both women and men, same-sex marriage, student rights, privacy — showing Justice Ginsburg, the U.S. legal system, and our Constitution at work. Meet author Victoria Ortiz.

THURS, MAR 12

NYT Economics Reporter and Author, Conor Dougherty

6:15 pm

Dougherty chronicles America’s housing crisis from its West Coast epicenter — the San Francisco Bay Area — peeling back the decades of history and economic forces that brought us here, and taking readers inside the activist uprisings that have risen in tandem with housing costs in Golden Gates Fighting for Housing in America.

SAT, MAR 14

The Secret Window Women’s Book Club

1:00 pm

Capital Books is hosting its first BOOK CLUB, starting March 14. This group is for women who enjoy traveling through stories, and books become friends and markers of our lives. The group is run independently from Capital Books by Aleksandra Sasha Byers. 

SAT, MAR 14

916 Ink Student Anthology Readings

6:00 pm

At the end of every creative writing program, 916 Ink publishes an anthology of student work–young writers become young authors. We have published over 100 anthologies over the years and are excited to share the diverse stories and experiences with the public.

FRI, MAR 27

Stories On Stage
NYT Best-Selling Literary Crime Fiction Author Tod Goldberg and Award-Winning Fabulist/Noirist Author, Anita Felicelli

7:00 pm

Join us for a darkly funny, criminally touching story-time for grownups.

SAT, JUN 27

Local Author Shelley Blanton-Stroud

3:00 pm

Stories On Stage co-director, teacher, and author, join us as Shelley launches her debut book, Copy Boy (She Writes Press, June 23).

TUES, JUNE 30

Musician Mikel Jollett, author of Hollywood Park, at Ace of Spades

6:00 pm

Capital Books is delighted to offer tickets to an exclusive VIP experience prior to The Airborne Toxic Event’s concert at Ace of Spades.

TUES, AUG 11

Laura Jensen Walker, author

6:30 pm

Join us as author Laura Jensen Walker launches her book Murder Most Sweet (A Bookish Baker Mystery).

SUN, SEPT 13

Award-Winning Author and Editor, Robert K Elder

12:00 pm

Robert K Elder spent the past three years of his life researching and celebrating the life and work of artist Gilbert Wilson. He’ll be discussing two books: Moby-Dick: Illustrated by Gilbert Wilson and Unfinished and Unbroken: The Life of Artist Gilbert Wilson.
There is no parking on K Street, but there is a parking garage located just a half-block away from the store at 133 10th St Sacramento, CA 95814.

Weekends are $5 all day parking
Weekday rate is $1.50 per half hour

Consult the City of Sacramento parking map for street parking and rates.

We validate parking at Capitol Garage (up to $5)!

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Back to Square One

Back to Square One

Usually, the phrase "back to square one" means something fell through, but, in our case, it means we're able to move FORWARD. After we signed the store lease about a month ago, we kicked into high gear in demolishing interior (non-load-bearing) walls that we didn't...

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Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

I haven't blogged in a while because there's not really anything exciting going on down at the store. My step-son, who's doing a lot of the grunt-work with the demolition, got sidelined this week with a bad cold, so nothing happened. Last weekend, we rented a...

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These blues are giving me the blues

These blues are giving me the blues

I do know that, in the world of interior design, you're supposed to find one piece of inspiration and build off of that. It's helped me as I have decorated our home over the years. We thought we found the entryway floor tile we wanted, but then, yesterday, our tile...

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A History Lesson for 1011 K Street

A History Lesson for 1011 K Street

I've been diving into looking for historical information on what will be our bookstore. One of the things that struck me most was that, from the outside, the space looks small. But, once you get inside, you see how long and narrow it is. And there are three floors:...

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