Cookbook Stores around the world

Kitchen Arts and Letters

1435 Lexington Avenue
New York,
NY 10128-1625, 
United States

Tel:  212-876-5550

Email:  letters@kitchenartsandletters.com

Owner/Manager:  Nach Waxman/Matt Sartwell

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The largest store of our type in the United States (and probably the world), Kitchen Arts & Letters offers 13,000 titles - domestic, imported, contemporary and out-of-print.

We serve chefs, home cooks, food writers and scholars, and anyone with a serious interest or even just a passing need. We have been around for more than 25 years.

Read the Eat Your Books interview with Matt and Nach of Kitchen Arts & Letters.

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Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks

28 East Second Street
New York, 
New York 10003
United States 

Tel: 212-989-8962

Email:  bonnieslotnickbooks@earthlink.net

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Bonnie runs a cookbook fanatics treasure trove, you can spend hours browsing her shelves.  She says "Get comfortable and stay as long as you like—you’re sure to find something you love! It may be a book your grandmother had, or one you never knew existed, something by a favorite author, or just something that catches your eye. If you’re not able to visit, give me a call so we can have a chat about the kinds of books that interest you."

You'll find old cookbooks from 18th-century rarities to a replacement for a worn-out Betty Crocker cookbook. If you can't visit the shop, then give Bonnie a call (she prefers this to email) and she'll help you find the book(s) you’re looking for.  She'll help you “browse” over the phone.

There’s just enough room in the shop for some items to complement all those cookbooks: tableware, kitchen gadgets, culinary ephemera (booklets, ads, magazines), cookie cutters, vintage postcards, handmade greeting cards, and an assortment of tablecloths, tea towels, and napkins.

Definitely worth a visit!

Read the Eat Your Books interview with Bonnie Slotnick

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Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks

488 Greenwich Street
New York
NY 10013
United States 

Tel:  212 226 5731

Email:  joannehendricks@gmail.com

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On the western edge of Soho, is Joanne Hendricks' eccentric shop of antique cookbooks and cookware.  For anyone interested in rare cookbooks this is the place to visit.  Frequented by chefs and libraries looking to add to their collections. Her books go back as far as the 18th century.   The 200 year old building is also her home, which she shares with her antique collecting husband.  Joanne sells some of her books on her website.

 

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Stir

102 Waltham Street
Boston
MA 02118
United States 

Tel:  617-423-7847 

Email:  info@stirboston.com

Owner/Manager:  Barbara Lynch

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Stir is a demonstration kitchen and cookbook library.  Run by Barbara Lynch, author of Stir: Mixing it up in the Italian Tradition, Stir is her commitment to providing a resource for both food and wine enthusiasts and novices, as well as her colleagues. Each week, cooking demonstrations and classes on wine and spirits offer an opportunity to learn and taste in a convivial environment.

At Stir you can find books on food, wine and travel which provide one of the greatest resources for inspiration and education to aspiring and professional cooks.  With the input of our chefs, wine director, cheese buyers, bartenders and servers we have created a carefully edited collection of titles at Stir that represents major contributions to the world of cuisine, wine and spirits from some of the world's great publishers.  All books are available for perusal and purchase.

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Rabelais

North Dam Mill
Building 18
2 Main Street
Biddeford
Maine 04005
United States 

Tel:  207-774-1044

Email:  info@RabelaisBooks.com

Owner/Manager:  Samantha Hoyt Lindgren and Don Lindgren 

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Rabelais is always serving up fine books about food, wine, farming and gardening. They carry a sizable stock of rare, out-of-print and new books, alongside prints, photographs and other ephemera, all concerned with the pleasure of the senses. They host author signings, art exhibitions and other events, some in conjunction with restaurants, farms and other local food organizations. 

At Rabelais you can find thousands of books on food and wine, from comfortable old favorites to haute cuisine, from Southern fried chicken to molecular gastronomy. Whether you are a member of the profession and cook for a living, or a serious armchair epicure who cooks for dinner, they have inspiration for you. Rabelais also serves those inclined towards thirst. They have books on first growth wines and home beer brewing, cocktail culture and saloon society. Rabelais is intimately involved with Maine’s food community through organizations such as the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and Slow Food Portland. In addition to historical treatises on the importance of animals on the farm, they stock modern literature on seed starting, backyard chickens and season extension, among other agricultural pursuits.

On their online store you will find a curated collection from their shop. If you want to visit the store, email first to make an appointment as it is not always staffed.

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Read It & Eat

2142 North Halsted Street
Chicago
IL 60614
United States

Tel: 773-661-6158

Email: info@readitandeatstore.com

Owner: Esther Dairiam

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Read It & Eat is dedicated to providing food lovers with exceptional culinary experiences through carefully selected books, classes and discussions.

Our shelves are filled with food and drink books on various topics including cookbooks, travel, biographies, essays and history and we have a fully equipped kitchen where we make and test the recipes from our cookbooks and host our events.

We also have a cookbook club that meets monthly to discuss books, recipes and techniques while enjoying a meal together.

Read the Eat Your Books interview with Esther of Read It & Eat

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Kitchen Witch Cookbooks

1452 North Broad Street
New Orleans
United States 

Tel: 504-528-8382

Owner/Manager:  Debbie Lindsey and Philipe LaMancusa

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Kitchen Witch is a small, book shop in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Specializing in rare, hard to find, out of print and pre-owned books on food and cooking.

Opening times are a bit erratic, but they are always open by appointment. They will take and execute telephone purchases.

They will happily ship your purchases, and all out of state shippings save the 9% taxes that we must extract from in-shop clients.

The shop's owners are full of advice on dining and other visitor concerns, they are very friendly.

Read the Eat Your Books interview with Debbie of Kitchen Witch Cookbooks

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Cook Books by Janet Jarvits

1388 E. Washington Boulevard
Pasadena,
California

Tel: 626-296-1638

Email:  cookbookjj@gmail.com 

Owner/Manager:  Janet Jarvits

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Janet Jarvits is a prime source for vintage and community cookbooks. 

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Ben Kinmont Bookseller

6780 Depot Street,
Suite 150,
Sebastopol CA 95472

Tel:  707 829 8715

Email: bkinmont@gmail.com

Owner/Manager:  Ben Kinmont

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Ben Kinmont Bookseller began in 1998 in lower Manhattan. We specialize in 15th to early 19th century books about food and wine, domestic and rural economy, health, perfume, and the history of taste. We attend all major gastronomy auction sales as well as participate annually in the antiquarian bookfairs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Paris (see our fairs page for upcoming dates). We work regularly with librarians as well as private clients from around the world and are happy to receive your desiderata and help you with collection development. We also offer appraisal services of books, manuscripts, and archives for insurance coverage, charitable contribution, and estate purposes.

In 2003 we moved our business to Sebastopol, California. We are now located in one of the richest culinary regions of the United States and welcome visitors by appointment. If you would like to receive a copy of our recent catalogue, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Omnivore Books on Food

3885a Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco
CA
United States 

Tel:  415-282-4712

Email:  info@omnivorebooks.com

Owner/Manager:  Celia Sack

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Omnivore connects the past to the present by offering centuries of knowledge on growing, raising, and cooking food. Offering everything from 19th Century agricultural guides to how to start a kitchen garden in a 21st Century apartment.

While the store is full of books, they also host numerous events featuring chefs and authors talking about their passions.

Read the Eat Your Books interview with Celia at Omnivore.

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Powell's Books for Home and Garden

3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland
OR 97214
United States 

Tel:  503-228-4651

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Whether it is instructions for home and garden projects, inspiration for decorating and remodeling, or books on cooking and entertaining, Powell's Books for Home and Garden carries the latest to help enhance your nest. In addition to ideas to transform your space, they stock a wide range of books on crafts like knitting, jewelry making, and woodworking, as well as information on the latest approach to landscape design and gardening. 

Here you'll also find a unique selection of items from around the world: cooking utensils, tablecloths, garden tools and accessories, antique prints, quality dishware, and more.

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Book Larder

4252 Fremont Ave. North
Seattle
WA, 98103
United States

Tel:  206-397-4271

Owner/Manager:  Lara Hamilton

Email: info@booklarder.com

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Book Larder owner, Lara Hamilton, describes her store as a 'community cookbook store'.  She offers a carefully selected collection of new, collectible, and imported cookbooks to lovers of food and cooking in Seattle and beyond.  The Larder is also a spot to gather for author events, cooking classes, demonstrations and other food related discussions, both formal and informal.

Read the Eat Your Books interview with Lara at Book Larder.

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Appetite for Books

388 Victoria Avenue
Westmount
QC H3Z 2N4
Canada   

Tel:  514-369-2002

Email:  appetitebooks@bellnet.ca

Owner/Manager:  Jonathan Cheung

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Appetite for Books offers an extensive collection of cookbooks and food-related literature, in both French and English, to satisfy the everyday cook, the passionate gourmet, and the professional chef. In its relaxed and inviting atmosphere, you are encouraged to browse the shelves and explore the worlds of cuisines.

With a professionally furnished kitchen for food demonstrations and tastings, Appetite for Books is the only cookbook store of its kind in Montreal.

 

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The Cookbook Co. Cooks

722 11 Ave SW
Calgary
Alberta  T2R 0E4
Canada   

Tel:  403-265-6066

Email:  cook@cookbookcooks.com

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Cookbook Company stocks over 2000 cookbooks - the largest selection in Western Canada. From international bestsellers to local Calgary authors, their bookshelves cover every possible food group and cooking style! If they don't stock it, they can order it for you.

Have you ever come across a great recipe with that one ingredient you just can't find? Well, Cookbook Co. probably has it. They shop the world for hard-to-find ingredients and gourmet pantry items.  Not sure how to use an ingredient? Their friendly, knowledgeable staff will be glad to help you.

Cookbook Co. also have a great selection of choice kitchen wares and gourmet gadgets. All-Clad cookware, Emile Henri bakeware, Global knives and the latest gadgets and utensils to make your kitchen sing.

They also have a permanent booth at The Calgary Farmers' Market at Heritage and Blackfoot Trail. It's an abbreviated version of the main store!

 

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Books for Cooks

4 Blenheim Crescent
Notting Hill
London
W11 1NN

Tel:  +44 20-7221-1992 

Owner/Manager:  Rosie Kindersley and Eric Treuille

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Walk into Books For Cooks. It smells good. You look around. You see shelves crammed with books reaching from floor to ceiling, central tables piled high with yet more books, and you marvel - are all these books really cookbooks? Then, at the back of the shop, you spot the kitchen from which those appetising aromas exude. There is cookery in the air as well as on the shelves of this bookshop. Once discovered, food lovers wonder how they ever survived before Books For Cooks!

Rosie and Eric are convinced that the test kitchen is the secret of shop's success. Because of it, they say, "we are able to put theory into practice. Food here is not just something to be perused in books, it is something to be cooked, eaten and enjoyed. We can then really champion the books in which we know the recipes really work. It makes us more than a cookbook shop - a shop for all cooks!"

Read the Eat Your Books interview with Eric from Books for Cooks.

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Librairie Gourmande (Gastronomie-Oenologie-Livres anciens et modernes)

92/96 Rue Montmartre,
75002 Paris

Tel:  +33 1 43 54 37 27

Email: contact@librairiegourmande.fr

Owner/Manager: 

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Since 1985, the Librairie Gourmande has provided students, teachers, culinary professionals and food lovers with a comprehensive selection of cookbooks and oenology. 

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Books for Cooks

115-121 Victoria Street
Melbourne
VIC 3000
Australia

Tel:  613-8415-1415

Owner/Manager:  Tim & Amanda White

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Books for Cooks is an independent bookshop, owned by cooks and lovers of food and books committed to stocking the best books on food and wine.  It is Australia's only retail store specialising exclusively in new and old books about wine, food and the culinary arts.

In the bookshop there are over 30,000 titles in stock; from the 1780s to the latest releases. There are five rooms, filled from floor to ceiling with books.

The online store catalogues over 37,700 cookbooks and books about food, wine & the culinary arts & we add more every day.

Read the Eat Your Books interview with Tim from Books for Cooks.

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The Cookery Book

44 Sailors Bay Road
Northbridge
Sydney
NSW 2063
Australia

Tel: +61 2 9967 8211

cookerybook@cookerybook.com.au

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Established in 1985, The Cookery Book is Australia's only exclusive wholesaler and retailer of culinary, health and beverage books for professionals and enthusiastic home cooks.

Their  retail and wholesale customers have access to the most extensive range of books.  We are able to source ANY culinary book in print in the world and customers can view over 9,000 books in-store which is conveniently located 10 minutes from the city in the northern suburbs of Sydney.

They currently supply numerous cookery and health stores as well as food and  beverage accounts with a selection of titles from our extensive range of books to sell in their stores.  

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Scrumptious Reads

Shop 5-6, 19 James St.
Brisbane QLD 4006
Australia

Tel:  +61 7 3252 8647

Owners/Managers: Julie Tjiandra and Reyna Portillo

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Scrumptious Reads was born out of a love of books and food. What do you do when your culinary book collection is getting larger by the minute? Open a culinary specialty bookstore!

There was a gap in the specialty book market in Brisbane and Scrumptious Reads was created to fill that gap. We are not just a culinary bookstore but also a hub for those who are gastronomically curious to meet and exchange ideas. We hold many book and culinary events, including wine master classes and food and beverage pairing dinners. Local collaborations with experts in their industry are a major part of our business.

Come and have a relaxing cup of tea with resident tea expert May King Tsang or enjoy a scrumptious meal by one of Brisbane’s best chefs.

Join our mailing list to be informed of all upcoming events.

Read the Eat Your Books interview with Julie and Reyna at Scrumptious Reads.

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Cook the Books

19 Williamson Avenue
Ponsonby
Auckland
New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 360 6513

Owner: Felicity O'Driscoll

Email: books@cookthebooks.co.nz

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The first store in New Zealand dedicated solely to books on the culinary arts.

Cook the Books has the most comprehensive range of cookbooks in New Zealand, specialising in difficult to find and international titles. It doesn't matter if you are a home cook or professional chef, they have books that will add to your skills and provide the all important ingredient of inspiration. Check out the on-line catalogue to see a selection of the titles available. If you can't see a title you are looking for, then contact them, as they do not have every title in store displayed on-line. 

They have hosted many book launches and special events at the store with local and international food writers and chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, Rick Stein, Peter Gordon, Anthony Bourdain, Bill Granger, Donna Hay, Paul Mecurio and Anna Hansen from overseas and local authors Peta Mathias, Julie Le Clerc, Ruth Pretty, Peter Chaplin, Richard Till, Julie Biuso, Al Brown, Lauraine Jacobs, Alexa Johnston and many more.

There is also a demonstration kitchen and private dining space for book launches, author events, cooking demonstrations and by arrangement, private cooking classes. Run by a professional chef who will make your special event a memorable one, and your private class an uplifting experience.

Read the Eat Your Books interview with Felicity at Cook the Books.

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Cook & Book

Online store only

Email:  info@cook-and-book.nl

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Cook & Book is the website for all your cookbooks about food and drink, healthy living and restaurant visits. You will find a wide selection on these subjects - mainly in the Dutch language, but also in German & English. The collection is growing daily, so it pays to regularly view the latest additions.

Orders are shipped within 3 working days in the Netherlands, but of course Cook & Book can also deliver to any address abroad. If the book you are looking for is not available in the webshop simply send an email and Cook & Book will make every effort to honor your request.

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De Kookboekhandel

Haarlemmerdijk 133
1013 KG
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20-622 47 68 

Email: info@kookboekhandel.com

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For over thirty years De Kookboekhandel has supplied both the novice and the experienced cook. In the shop are cookbooks available in all categories and from all parts of the world, in different languages. Books not stocked can, if available, be ordered worldwide. There are books directly imported from countries such as Egypt, Iran and India.

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BuchGourmet

Hohenzollernring 16-18
D-50672 Köln
Cologne
Germany

Tel: 0221/2574072 

Email: buchgourmet@netcologne.de

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BuchGourmet (established in 1987), is the only bookstore, with antiquarian section, in Germany specializing only in cookery and cookery related books.

Gourmets fascinated in cooking and also professionals from all culinary fields love the widest choice of books, new, antiquarian and international. 

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Bibliotheca Culinaria

Swen Kernemann-Mohr
Zehdenicker Straße 16
10119 Berlin
Germany

Telephone: 030 / 47377570

Email: info@bibliotheca-culinaria.de

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Bibliotheca Culinaria is the largest German second hand cookbook store. It is located right in the center of Berlin, just around the corner of Rosenthaler Platz. In the store you will find more than 30,000 books on subject of cooking, kitchen, household and gastronomy. Furthermore a lot of curios related to cooking, kitchen and household and a wide range of cookbooks in English, French, or other languages. More than 1,000 books published in the period between 1750 to 1900.

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