Books for Cooks, Melbourne

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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. We are Australia’s only retail store specialising exclusively in new and old books about wine, food and the culinary arts.

We are members of The Australian Booksellers Association, the Australian & New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers,

…our bookshop is part of the Queen Victoria Market and houses

over 40,000 new, old, vintage & antiquarian books; from the 1780s to the latest releases including

cookbooks,

food writing,

food history, sociology and science;

wine, spirits, cocktails, coffee, tea and other beverages,

kitchen gardens and food production,

food and wine guides

foreign language cookbooks,

culinary ephemera,

hospitality, restaurant and catering management, restaurant design

and much much more!

our history…

…Books for Cooks opened in Wattletree Rd, Melbourne in 1985 and for many years was run by Margit & Pearl as a part-time labour of love.

In 2000, Tim & Amanda realised a long held dream and bought a tiny bookshop about wine and food and moved it to Gertrude St Fitzroy. In 2015 having run out of room... Books for Cooks moved to the Queen Victoria Markets.

our services…

…we:

provide a free search service for hard-to-find or out-of-print cookbooks – just ask!

mail promptly and safely throughout the world at cost

accept online Visa & MasterCard

accept instore all cards including American Express and Diners. We also accept direct payments and eftpos.

have lay-by arrangements (4 weeks, 20% deposit – terms apply)

issue gift vouchers that don’t expire (any value)

can arrange valuations and appraisals

provide quotes and a replacement service for insurance claims for lost cookbooks

purchase all good books about wine and food – just ask!

If you are a library or educational institutions please ask about the special services and arrangements we can provide your organisation

our people…

For us, avid food lovers, cooks and cookbook collectors for years, owing a cookbook shop has been a long cherished dream. Cookbooks clutter our house and dining table and if we are not reading one, we are usually cooking from another.
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  • This is the best collection of books for sale on all aspects of the culinary world I have yet come across. You would be hard pressed not to find what you are looking for over here. Right through from ...  more »
  • Went there with my 4 yo girl and her godma who was genuinely looking for a cook book.. my Daughter was very keen on books and culinary So she was browsing the picture books. The book keeper or maybe o...  more »
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  • An absolute Aladin's Cave for anyone interested in food. Tim has curated a peerless collection of modern top sellers and older classics. All major cuisines represented and some surprising niches. This is a confluence of deep passion and know how. Come here to browse, find and seek advice.
  • Amazing little shop with all kinds of books around the topics of cooking, baking, food and drinks; from all areas of the world, and with a selection that goes from vintage rare-to-find (maybe nostalgic to some) to modern day. The location next to the market makes it ideal to check it out while shopping or visiting the market.
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