Sources for Out-of-Print Cookbooks (USA)

Information on mail-order and phone companies taken from a column (10/16/96, food section, p.6) by Arthur Schwarz, food critic of the NY Daily News. I have not tried any of these sources (with the exception of one, below) and cannot comment on them.

Mr. Schwartz credits Dahlia Carmel Goldstein (renow cookbook collector) and Mary Barile (author of "Cookbooks Worth Collecting") with aiding him in compiling the list.


Kitchen Arts and Letters. Searches done.
1435 Lexington Ave. at 93d.
(212) 876-5550

The Strand.
828 Broadway at 12th St.
(212) 473-1452

Editions. Ashokan, NY, Rte. 28.
Has mail-order catalog for $2 (Boiceville, NY 12412
(914) 657-7000


H.T. Hicks. Mail-order catalog ($3) has 5,000 titles.
PO Box 462, Haddonfield, NJ 08033
(609) 854-2844

Southern New England

Much Ado. Searches done. Newsletter, catalog.
7 Pleasant St., Marblehead, MA 01945
(617) 639-0400

Barbara Farnsworth Bookseller
Route 128, PO Box 9, West Cronwall, CT 06796
(860) 672-6571

Reid and Wright
287 New Milford Turnpike (Route 202), New Preston, CT 06777
(860) 868-7706

Berkshire Book Co. More than 1,000 old and out-of-print cookbooks.
510 Main Street., Sheffield, MA 02157
(413) 229-0122

Howard S. Mott Rare Books and Autographs. Carries 18th and early 19th century English and American Cookbooks.
PO Box 309 or 170 S. Main St., Sheffield, MA 01257
(413) 229-2019

Barbara Weindling. Free catalog
69 Ball Pond Road, Danbury, CT 06811
(203) 746-2514

New England Mobile Book Fair (store)/Jessica's Biscuit (catalog).
(800) 878-4264
82 Needham St., Newton, MA
(617) 964-7440 and (617) 527-5817


Anne Bourget's Cookery Books
Anne was not in the original newspaper article; however I have myself ordered from her and was very pleased with the books and the service. She has a very extensive listing of used (including out-of-print) books.
2215 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 447-8008

Hoppin Johns. Free search service.
30 Pinckney St., Charleston, SC 29401
(803) 577-6404, fax (803) 577-6932

Kay's Treasured Kookbook Kollektion. Free search service
Box 17, Kenilworth, IL 60043
(708) 256-4459

Acanthus Books. Affordable facsimile reprints of pre WWI cookbooks. Many British imports. Catalog available.
830 W. Main St., No. 150, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Tel/Fax (847) 726-9811

The Wine and Food Library. Cookbooks from 1502 to present. Catalog, $5.00
Jan Longone, proprietor
1207 W. Madison St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(313) 663-4894

The Cook's Library. Cookbooks recently out of print; some British cookbooks no longer in print in this country.
8373 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048
(213) 655-3141

Household Words. Catalog, $3. Write or call Kay Caughren.
Box 7231, Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 524-8859

Janet Jarvits Bookseller. Free searches; mail order
PO Box 11327, Burbank, CA 91510
(818) 848-4630

Powell's Books for Cooks. New and used, some out of print. Rare book catalog is free; mail order.
37-47 S. E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-3802

Carolyn George. Catalog of out-of-print cookbooks.
PO Box 36372, Denver, CO 80236
fax (303) 781-8482

Updated: February 20, 1998
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