Cookbook stores around the world
- Kitchen Arts and Letters – New York
- Bonnie Slotnick Books – New York
- Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks – New York
- Archestratus Books + Food, Brooklyn NY
- Lizz Young Bookseller – Newport, RI
- Stir – Boston
- Rabelais Books – Maine
- Bold Fork Books – Washington D.C.
- Read It & Eat – Chicago
- Cook Books by Janet Jarvits – Pasadena
- Ben Kinmont Bookseller – Sebastopol
- Now Serving – Los Angeles
- The Cook’s Bookshelf – Santa Cruz
- Omnivore Books – San Francisco
- Powell’s Books – Portland
- Book Larder – Seattle
- Koch Kontor – Hamburg
- Bibliotheca Culinaria – Berlin
- Goldhahn und Sampson – Berlin
- Frank Petzchen Kochbücher & Kochseminare – Düsseldorf
Kitchen Arts and Letters
1435 Lexington Avenue
Owner/Manager: Nach Waxman/Matt Sartwell
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.
Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks
28 East Second Street
New York 10003
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!
Joanne Hendricks Cookbooks
488 Greenwich Street
Tel: 212 226 5731
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.
Archestratus Books + Foods
160 Huron Street
Owner: Paige Lipari
Lizz Young Bookseller
73 Pelham Street #3
Owner: Lizz Young
We focus our attention on:
Food History, Cultural History, Medicine, Health, Women, Manuscripts, & Ephemera
Because food is foundational to the human condition, we believe the study of food and drink and its history can be connected to just about every human activity and industry. Additionally our interest in food history has expanded our inventory to include health, medicine, and social culture.
As we know, societies were built and destroyed on the basis of their foodstuffs. Historical narratives of race, class, folklore, and memory most often find their footprint in sustenance and nourishment. When handling any printed matter we can see that food touches every subject – whether it’s the study of art, the environment, politics and economics, medicine, labor, agriculture, or nutrition; the history of food connects us to every component of human nature.
We look at the world of rare books and ephemera as a ideal place to gather these items and put them in context for a wide variety of collectors.
102 Waltham Street
Owner/Manager: Barbara Lynch
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.
North Dam Mill
2 Main Street
Owner/Manager: Samantha Hoyt Lindgren and Don Lindgren
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.
Bold Fork Books
3064 Mt. Pleasant St. NW
Washington D.C. 20009
Owner/Manager: Clementine Thomas
Welcome to Bold Fork Books! We’re a pop-up culinary bookshop based in Washington, DC. We’ve worked in the district’s restaurant industry for many years and have often turned to cookbooks to bring the diversity and vibrancy of our city’s restaurants into our home kitchen. The culinary books we’ve collected over the years have changed the way we cook, drink, eat, and, well, live. We can’t wait to share the voices and books that inspire us and to hear what gets you cooking, thinking, and dreaming in your home kitchen and beyond. Cheers!
Read It and Eat
The bricks & mortar store in Chicago has closed. Esther has transitioned to an online cookbook store.
Owner: Esther Dairiam
Go to the Read It & Eat website
Read It & Eat is dedicated to providing food lovers with exceptional culinary experiences through carefully selected books, classes and discussions.
Read the Eat Your Books interview with Esther of Read It & Eat
Cook Books by Janet Jarvits
1388 E. Washington Boulevard
Owner/Manager: Janet Jarvits
Go to Cook Books by Janet Jarvits website »
Janet Jarvits is a prime source for vintage and community cookbooks.
Ben Kinmont Bookseller
6780 Depot Street,
Sebastopol CA 95472
Tel: 707 829 8715
Owner/Manager: Ben Kinmont
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.
Far East Plaza
727 N. Broadway, Unit 133
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: (213) 395-0627
Owners: Ken Concepcion and Michelle Mungcal
The Cook’s Bookcase
P.O. Box 2918
Santa Cruz, CA 95063
Tel: (831) 251-9218
Owner: Liz Pollock
Liz Pollock has owned the Cook’s Bookcase since 2007, specializing in Unique Books and Ephemera on Cookery and Wine. Just like an old-fashioned bookstore, only online, we’re proud to provide outstanding personal service! Have you been looking for that elusive special cookbook with beloved recipes once thought lost? We will help you find it!
Omnivore Books on Food
3885a Cesar Chavez Street
Owner/Manager: Celia Sack
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.
Powell’s Books for Home and Garden
3747 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
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.
4252 Fremont Ave. North
Owner/Manager: Lara Hamilton
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.
Appetite for Books
388 Victoria Avenue
QC H3Z 2N4
Owner/Manager: Jonathan Cheung
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.
The Cookbook Co. Cooks
722 11 Ave SW
Alberta T2R 0E4
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 has 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!
Books for Cooks
4 Blenheim Crescent
London W11 1NN
Tel: +44 20-7221-1992
Owner/Manager: Rosie Kindersley and Eric Treuille
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 the shop’s success. Because of it, they say, “we are able to put theory into practice. The 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!”
7 Victoria Terrace
Hove BN3 2WB
Tel: +44 1273 779520
Owner/Manager: Julie Haylett
Cookbookbake is Brighton and Hove’s specialist cookbook shop and demonstration kitchen. It is a place for anyone that loves food, from dabblers to experienced chefs. They have carefully selected books for people that like to cook and be inspired by food. As well as releases hot off the press there is a great selection of must haves and classics as well as regional cuisines, wine and cocktails, children’s cookbooks and books about food and drink. Cookbookbake has a demonstration kitchen and there is a calendar of events, including baking and cooking workshops, author talks, recipe demonstrations and signings
Librairie Gourmande (Gastronomie-Oenologie-Livres anciens et modernes)
92/96 Rue Montmartre,
Tel: +33 1 43 54 37 27
Since 1985, the Librairie Gourmande has provided students, teachers, culinary professionals and food lovers with a comprehensive selection of cookbooks and oenology.
Books for Cooks
115-121 Victoria Street
Owner/Manager: Tim & Amanda White
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.
The Cookery Book
44 Sailors Bay Road
Tel: +61 2 9967 8211
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.
92A Arthur Terrace
Brisbane QLD 4059
Tel: +61 422 056 651
Owners/Managers: Julie Tjiandra and Reyna Portillo
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.
Cook the Books
19 Williamson Avenue
Tel: +64 9 360 6513
Owner: Felicity O’Driscoll
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.
Cook & Book
Online store only
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.
Tel: +31 20-622 47 68
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.
Tel: +49 40 43216036
The Koch Kontor is a paradise for all cookbook lovers, or to put it more simply: for everyone who likes to cook or wants to learn to cook. Our cozy shop is located in the heart of Hamburg. Not only do we love our cookbooks more than anything, we all love to cook. A happy team cooks a delicious lunch every day from 12 noon to 3 p.m. based on the recipes from our countless cookbooks. Every day a different one and always fresh. Home-baked cakes are available all day. And of course we would be happy to advise you personally on choosing the right cookbook for every occasion.
Zehdenicker Straße 16
Telephone: +49 30 47377570
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 the 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.
Goldhahn und Sampson
Wilmersdorfer Str. 102-103 (x Mommsenstr.)
Dunckerstraße 9 (x Helmholtzplatz)
For Goldhahn und Sampson it’s all about taste. The essence of things, products that fully convince the team around founders Andreas Kloeckner, Sascha Rimkus and Thomas Goldhahn. And that’s what they want to share with you in their Berlin stores, as well as their online shop: enthusiasm and passion for good food and drink. The shelves are stocked with quality products from all over the world, wines that still have insider status, and the Goldhahn und Sampson cookery schools offer a wide range of cooking classes that allow you to taste, experience and discover new things.
And in both stores, you’ll find one of the most extensive cookbook collections in the German-speaking area. More than 4,000 titles have passed Andreas’ critical eye so far and are now stocked on our bookshelves. Alongside German cookbooks and bestsellers, you’ll find many English books and original editions – most of them directly imported, often long before the German release has been published. Over the years, Goldhahn und Sampson has engaged in a lively exchange with authors, who often come to the stores for release events, readings and workshops.
Frank Petzchen Kochbücher & Kochseminare
Benrather Straße 6 / Am Carlsplatz
Telephone: +49 21 11520971
The best guide for a perfect dish. In our unique cookery bookstore with cooking school on Carlsplatz in Düsseldorf, anyone interested in eating, cooking and enjoying will find high-quality, practical and unusual books on their favorite topic. We carry over 5,000 titles on all culinary topics! Browse through and rummage through the largest selection of cookbook literature in Germany.
Benrather Straße 6 / Am Carlsplatz
Telephone: +41 44 341 97 84
Owner: Hans U. Weiss
The store is open by appointment only. Situated on Spitzackerstrasse in the Unterstrass district of Zurich, Bibliotheca Gastronomica features a wide selection of antique and rare books, maps and prints. The collection comprises items on art, literature, cookery, gastronomy, and travel. Bibliotheca Gastronomica is a member of ILAB (The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers) and the Antiquarian Booksellers and Trade of Print in Switzerland.
Guldbergsgade 10, st
2200 Copenhagen N
Tel: +45 2320 0717
Owners: Bitten Nielsen
Kogebogeriet means “The Cookbookery”. We are the first and only bookstore in Copenhagen specializing in cookbooks and food literature, a café, an event venue, and a community for foodies from all walks of life. We carefully curate our selection to meet high culinary quality standards, presenting a broad collection of international and domestic titles by the best and most interesting chefs. If we don’t carry the book you have been searching for – we will find it for you. Our shop is welcoming and cozy, decorated with recycled furniture and quirky retro food stuff. Kogebogeriet is 100% female owned and operated. The owner is Bitten Nielsen, who is also a chef.