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Friday February 15, 2013 - Sunday February 17, 2013
The San Francisco three-day event is the largest antiquarian book fair in the world and will offer something exciting for every book lover and collector. Among the exhibited materials of over 200 American and international dealers, you can peruse and purchase rare items from medieval manuscripts to collectible editions of... read more
Thursday February 7, 2013 - Saturday February 9, 2013
Join us in New York this February for the second annual Roger Smith Cookbook Conference. We're participating along with cookbook authors, publishers, editors, agents, researchers and scholars. On Thursday, Don joins Marvin Taylor, T. Susan Chang, Andy Smith, Laura Shapiro, Jonathan Milder and Jane Greenway Carr for a workshop on... read more
Saturday July 28, 2012 10:00 AM
Join us for the 23rd Annual Antiquarian Book Fair at Searles Castle in Great Barrington, MA. It's at the John Dewey Academy on Maine Street (Rt. 7), right near downtown. We will be bringing a selection of fine and rare food and drink books from the US, UK,... read more
Thursday April 12, 2012 5:00 PM - Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00 PM
Next week, Rabelais travels to New York's Park Avenue Armory to exhibit the very best of their collection of fine rare and antiquarian culinary books at the 52nd annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair.
We hope you'll join us as we travel from Maine to what is considered...read more
Friday April 6, 2012
"At Rabelais, which specializes in food and drink titles (it’s reopening later this month in Biddeford, Maine, 207-774-1044, rabelaisbooks.com), there’s a collection of culinary ephemera, from pamphlets to printed menus, and a deep selection of out-of-print and rare cookbooks." read more
Friday November 11, 2011 5:00 PM - Sunday November 13, 2011 5:00 PM
Please join us in Boston for the 35th Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair. We'll be there amongst the other dealers with our selection of rare books on food and drink, including English, American and Continental cookbooks, fine books on wine and cocktails, menus from around the world and more. read more
Saturday September 10, 2011 1:00 PM
"There are a few essential things that make us human. Take away sex and you fill a man with desire. Take away breath and a man suffocates. Take away food and things start to get serious."
On Saturday September 10th we will host a reading and book signing...read more
Friday September 2, 2011 5:30 PM - Monday October 31, 2011 8:00 PM
We loved having her work up last summer, so we will be doing another show with Judith Logan. The opening reception will be on Friday September 2nd, from 5:30 to 8:00pm. If you're walking around Portland for First Friday stop in, say hi to Judith and have a sip of something. read more
Thursday July 21, 2011 - Sunday July 24, 2011
We're headed to the Big Easy for the annual five-day celebration of the craft and history of the cocktail. Every July, Tales of the Cocktail brings bartenders, chefs, historians, distillers and, new this year, booksellers, together from around the world. Our collections of books for sale on spirits,... read more
Friday July 1, 2011 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The beginning of summer seems the right time to celebrate the lobster with a First Friday tribute. Join us Friday, July 1st as we celebrate the history, the politics, and the social conventions of homarus americanus. The lobster-themed evening will include a book reading, an exhibit of photographs and the... read more
Saturday May 14, 2011 11:00 AM - Monday May 16, 2011
Join us for a new expanded version of our Annual Spring Sale. this year the sale will last three days, Saturday - Monday, and will also include all books in the shop (excluding the rare case) at 40% off. That's a huge discount on just about everything, in addition to... read more
Thursday March 10, 2011 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
It is time for the SIXTH annual Slow Food Portland Writers Night. For the second year in a row, the event will coincide with Maine Restaurant Week to further the Maine culinary experience. Writers Night is an evening filled with delicious local foods and engaging readings from authors near and... read more
Thursday March 3, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Gabrielle Hamilton, award-winning chef/owner of Prune restaurant in NYC and renowned chef's chef, is coming to Portland on Thursday, March 3rd to celebrate the launch of her first book Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef.
This book is one of the most anticipated...read more