The Capitola Book Company is a small, independent press located in Capitola, California. Capitola is a small community located on Monterey Bay east of Santa Cruz. The Capitola Book Company is an outgrowth of the Ow family businesses that moved from Monterey to Capitola in the early 1960s. They focus on publishing books that reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the Monterey Bay Region. Bookshop Santa Cruz is happy to offer these fine titles from our community.
This classic book continues to stand as the first region-wide treatment of an immigrant group in the Monterey Bay Region. It follows the immigrants from China and their descendants from the earliest days to the 1980s, chronicling their tragedies and triumphs.
Of all the immigrant groups who flocked to California in the last two hundred years, probably the least known are the Croatians of the Dalmatian Coast.
The striking images in this book by the talented photographer George Lee provide a unique-and intimate-portrait of a Chinese American community in California that stretches back for more than sixty years.
The first-ever regional treatment of the Japanese immigrants in the Monterey Bay Region. The book begins with the earliest Japanese immigration into the region in the 1880s, and continues through the 1980s. The book has a unique chapter comparing the immigrant experience of the Japanese and their predecessors in the region, the Chinese.
From his family background in the world of Brooklyn’s Jewish gangsters to his early years in a succession of boarding schools, and from the rough streets of New York City in the 1940s to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district in the 1960s, poet Morton Marcus tells the story of his growth from embattled youth to uneasy adulthood.