Tags : cookbooks

Books & Stuff, Shops Doing Well, Superheroes and More

Books & Stuff, Shops Doing Well, Superheroes and More UK Booksellers Association Cites Third Year of Gains in Stores The trade association for the UKs booksellers says that following 20 years of decline, its membership counts 890 member-stores. n an announcement today (January 10) from their offices in Londons Bell Yard, the Booksellers Association reports […]Read More

The Joy of Cookbooks

I’m into porn. Cookbook porn. It’s a terrible habit. I have the basics: Betty, Julia, Fanny. I have the stuff that’s a little off: Nigella, Bobby, even a Canadian named Laura. Then there are the extremes: Silver Palate, Babycakes, Death By Chocolate. It’s a guilty pleasure. I savor each cookbook as it arrives in the […]Read More

The Niche Bookstore is Most Definitely Not Dead

I saw Notting Hill a few years ago.  I’m sure at this point everyone knows that Hugh Grant’s character is the owner of a travel bookstore.  A store that sells only travel books.  When I first saw Notting Hill I thought it was a hilarious idea. How could that possibly survive these days?  I can […]Read More

The Best Cookbooks to Consider Stocking

Recently, I found something interesting in a box of old books, which started me thinking about something new: cookbooks. I have been ignorant of cookbooks my whole life, treating them with an attitude similar to how I view my chainsaw instruction manual. But as a bookseller, I have quickly learned that, for many people, cookbooks […]Read More

Gifts of the Earth: Vegan and Vegetarian Cookbooks

by Jas Faulkner A quick note here, since I have received some questions about this: It’s no accident that many of the books on these lists are older. My purpose is twofold.  I want to point readers to books they might have missed and booksellers, especially resellers, to books that might move off the display […]Read More

Desperately Seeking Synopsis

It has just occurred to me as I’m typing up my listings (still waiting, waiting, waiting for the website to be finalised) that I seem to spend most of my time searching the internet for book information, more accurately the synopsis. The new fiction books are easy. I usually go directly to fantastic fiction and […]Read More

Any problem areas in your bookshop?

Back on Board & Discussing Problem Areas Well, yes, I’ve been very quiet of late, and I do apologise.  I haven’t even had time to look at The Bookshop Blog for the past month.  We’ve just passed through the busiest time of the year here in town, and now I’m all about replenishing titles at […]Read More