Capitol Book & News Company

In Montgomery, Alabama Since 1950



Located in Montgomery’s beautiful Old Cloverdale.

1140 E. Fairview Avenue Montgomery, AL 36106

334.265.1473 or Email us

Monday- Friday 9-5:30 | Saturday 10-4 | Closed Sunday.



The Capitol Book Newsletter

Monday, November 9, 2015


We are retiring from the book business, and closing the bookstore effective sometime in January.

We’ll operate normally through Christmas, and after that we’ll stay open long enough

 to sell all the inventory, or return to the publishers whatever we can’t sell. It’ll be a pretty good sale.


We’ve spent over 40 years (37 of them as owners of Capitol Book) in a business we love,

 and now we want to take it easy for a while. We’re really looking forward to it.

 Our only regret is that we won’t have an independent bookstore to visit in Montgomery.


Well, that’s not our only regret. We’ll miss all of you, too. You have meant more to us than you can ever know.

We owe nearly everything we have to you, and we’ll never forget it.


OK, one more regret: removing from the Montgomery book scene the single most knowledgeable

 children’s book expert we’ve ever known. Eleanor Lucas has put lots of perfect books into the hands

 of several  generations of Montgomery kids, and this city and lots of kids-to-come will be the poorer

 for her leaving the business. And lots of parents and grandparents are going to be at a loss for

 which book to buy for which child.


We hope you’ll come see us before we go. You don’t even have to buy a book.

We’d just like the chance  to tell all of you thanks and goodbye in person.


Thank you for every minute of the past 37 years.


Cheryl and Thomas



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