Movies and Books: Peanut Butter and Jelly for Intellectuals

Tickets to the movie "Hereafter," and some books about the subject too.


We love movies at Capitol Hill Books. I for one am an opposite reader. I’ll watch a movie and immediately want to read the book it’s adapted from. “Wow!” I said after watching Jurassic Park. “I’ve got the Cliff Notes version of dinosaur DNA from this movie, now I want Michael Crichton to describe it to me in mundane scientific detail.”

We have absolutely no problem helping people who think the same way. Whether watching a movie makes you want to read a book or if you want to prepare yourself for the fall movie season by being able to compare “The Social Network” to Ben Mezrich’s “Accidental Billionaires: The Story of Facebook,” we got exactly what you need.

In fact, we can even get you free tickets to some movies. We just got free passes to an upcoming screening of the Clint Eastwood movie “Hereafter,” starring Matt Damon. We’re super grateful to Warner Bros. for providing these wonderful free screener tickets for our customers (while supplies last). And if you’re interested in the “Hereafter” after watching “Hereafter,” we have many books about amazing psychic exploration of the afterlife.

We also have Aron Ralston’s book “Between a Rock and Hard Place,” soon to be made into “127 Hours,” a movie starring James Franco and directed by Danny Boyle or “Slumdog Millionaire.” We also have Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” which will be adapted by the creative visionary Julie Taymor.

This fall and winter, be sure to check out the stories behind your favorite movies at Capitol Hill Books.

Another reason to visit Capitol Hill Books: Free movies

Dont stare too long at this movie promo.

Don't stare too long at this movie promo.

Though all of us at Capitol Hill Books are big readers, most of us also appreciate a good movie every now and then. Often this is especially true when the movie is an adaptation of of one of our favorite books, like Jon Ronson’s bizarre book about military paranormal activities, “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” which is soon to be a movie starring George Clooney and Ewan McGregor. We just got some tickets to a free showing of the movie and made a cool little display to show them off.

So though we don’t get movie tickets very often, we are more than happy to share them with our customers when we do. Other recent Capitol Hill Book’s tickets include the Coen brothers’ recent film “A Serious Man,” and Jane Campion’s biopic of John Keats, “Bright Star.”

We also currently have a window out featuring several books that have movie adaptations that are or soon will be in theaters including Walter Kirn’s “Up in the Air” soon to be another movie starring George Clooney, “Where the Wild Things Are,” and “Push,” the novel by Sapphire, that has been adapted into the movie “Precious,” will open the Denver International Film Festival and has considerable award season buzz.

So whether you like to read the movie or watch the book, we have you covered at Capitol Hill Books.