Capitol Book & News

Address: 1140 E. Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106

Phone: 334-265-1473

Owners: Cheryl & Thomas Upchurch


Twitter: @capitolbook

Cheryl Upchurch happened to be looking for a job when this local institution – Capitol Book & News — needed help.  When the founder was ready to retire a few years later, she and her husband Thomas were able to buy this wonderful store.

Set in a quaint, established neighborhood of Montgomery that combines homes, shops and restaurants, the location was perfect for this bookstore.  The warm old house that serves as the home for Capitol Book & News just beckons you to step inside!

Southern history and Southern literature like “The Well and the Mine,” “Hell at the Breech,” “One Foot in Eden” and “Crazy in Alabama”fly off the shelves. The also offer a great selection of books for children.

And, interestingly enough, being located in Montgomery Alabama, they sell books about the Civil Rights movement and books about the Civil War equally well!

Posted September 14, 2010 at 6:30 am · 2 comments · Leave a Comment


  1. bermudaonion (Kathy), September 14th, 2010, 9:21 am

    Another great bookstore I've had the pleasure of experiencing!
  2. River Jordan, September 14th, 2010, 6:12 pm

    I LOVE this bookstore, it's location, the beautiful shelves, the great collections, and the people and patrons. So glad you were able to visit! HIGHLY recommend those passing through Montgomery to take a few more minutes and make a stop.

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