Nothing excites us more at SAVEUR than cookbooks, old and new. On every editor’s desk sit piles of volumes—everything from Modernist Cuisine to Larousse, The Fat Duck Cookbook to the Mom 100 Cookbook. We love buying them online, but to us, there’s something incredibly special about spending an afternoon in a brick and mortar shop, rummaging through the stacks. Here are TK NUMBER of our favorite stores with some of the best, and most rare, collections of cookbooks in the United States.
Featuring new, vintage, and imported cookbooks combined with seasonal tastings, classes, and demonstrations, the Book Larder in Seattle is a North Fremont neighborhood favorite. Book Larder 4252 Fremont Ave. North
Seattle, WA, 98103 206.397.4271 Courtesy of Book Larder Around for over 25 years, Kitchen Arts and Letters offers more than 13,000 titles in contemporary, out of print, domestic, and imported cookbooks. Kitchen Arts and Letters 1435 Lexington Ave New York, NY 10128 212.876.5550 Courtesy of Kitchen Arts and Letters Specializing in all things culinary, from books to gifts, Salt and Pepper books, located in National Harbor, Maryland, offers a variety of goodies for any food lover. Salt and Pepper Books 171 American Way National Harbor, MD 20745 301.839.1849 Courtesy of Salt and Pepper Books Established in 1998 in lower Manhattan, Ben Kinmont Booksellers, now located in Sebastopol, California, specializes in 15th to early 19th century books about food and wine, as well as offers [cut] appraisal of books, manuscripts, and archives. Ben Kinmont Booksellers 6780 Depot Street Suite 150 Sebastopol CA 95472 707.829.8715 John Sappington Not only does this San Francisco based shop feature new, antiquarian, and collectible cookbooks, but they also host events each month featuring chefs and authors sharing recipes and signing books. Omnivore Books 3885a Cesar Chavez Street San Francisco, CA 94131 415.282.4712 Courtesy of Omnivore Books