Rabelais

Rabelais Press


Here's what the press has been saying about our shop, and about the fantastic food that can be found in our small city:

A Rabelais Profile in the Debut Issue of Zest

Friday August 1, 2014

Zest, a brand new Maine-centered food magazine debuted this month, and we were pleased to be profiled by food writer Michael Sanders, and photographed by Russell French. The magazine is handsomely produced and available now at bookshops including Rabelais. 

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"Best Cookbook Shop in America"

Monday July 7, 2014

From Where to Eat and Drink in Maine

"The first time I visited Rabelais, I spent two hours browsing the Portland storefront, spent $300, and was late to my dinner reservation. It’s what happens when a cookbook addiction meets the jaw-dropping culinary selection amassed by owners Don and Samantha Lindgren. Eight years...

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Conde Nast Traveler's Guide to Maine Vacations

Thursday June 26, 2014

"Rabelais You’ll find every book about food or drink imaginable, no matter how obscure, rare, or just plain old—from a 1940s-era volume about American cocktails to one about Baroque Italian cuisine—at this gem of a bookstore between Portland and Kennebunkport."

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Buzzfeed asks for book to cook All-the-way-through

Tuesday October 15, 2013

See Rabelais' recommendation for a book worth cooking all-the-way-through.

"There’s something about the idea of cooking through an entire cookbook that’s very appealing. Like you’re going to culinary school for $30. The best-known example is Julie & Julia, née The Julie/Julia Project, which left both Mastering the Art of French Cooking and the whole...

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The Lee Brothers on cookbooks and cookbook stores in Travel & Leisure

Friday March 22, 2013
The Lee Brothers talk about collecting cookbooks in this month's Travel & Leisure, and list cookbook stores around the world. We're glad to see Biddeford, Maine right there with New York, Pasadena, Montreal, and Paris. Click the link for the article. read more

Portland Press Herald's Book Talk

Tuesday January 29, 2013
Sharon Kitchen, of the Portland Press Herald's The Root, interviewed us about our books, the shop in Biddeford and more. Click the link for the full interview. read more

3191 Miles Apart visits Rabelais in Biddeford

Monday November 12, 2012
Always great to see MAV of 3191 Miles Apart and More & Co. Among the great photos of books she took, there's a good one for those of you who might be missing our dog Raleigh. read more

Rabelais at the Boston Book Fair, in the Boston Globe

Saturday November 10, 2012
"This Saturday the Back Bay will be a sweet spot for those who love to have or simply hold old books. That’s when close to 200 dealers will converge on two book shows. " read more

JBF's Delights & Prejudices drops in

Wednesday September 12, 2012
"Formerly housed in the Eventide space, this absorbing collection of new, rare, and out-of-print cookbooks and other culinary collectibles recently relocated to a larger space in Biddeford, about 20 minutes south of Portland. The shop is open on Saturdays and by appointment only during the rest of the week, so... read more

Food & Wine visits Maine's Nebo Lodge and Rabelais gets a nod

Sunday July 1, 2012 - Tuesday July 31, 2012
Food & Wine talks with Chef Amanda Hallowell of North Haven's great Nebo Lodge. read more

Delicious Musings visits Biddeford

Saturday June 23, 2012
The wonderful Sharon Kitchen of Delicious Musings makes an early visit to the new home of Rabelais in the North Dam Mill in Biddeford. See you again soon Sharon! read more

Nice Notes from More & Co.

Thursday June 14, 2012
The inimitable MAV from More & Co. and 3191 dropped by to see us and took some lovely photos. Hope to see you again! read more

The William Brown Project

Wednesday June 6, 2012
More lovely pictures from the style/design/lifestyle personal blog, The William Brown Project. Thanks! read more

Map & Menu joins us for the re-opening of Rabelais

Monday May 14, 2012
Springtime in Maine can be an overcast and dreary affair (last week, I heard that 16 of the previous 18 days had been rainy!), but every now and then, the weather and the weekends cooperate, and the budding trees and flowers become a vivid reminder of new beginnings and good... read more

Christian Science Monitor

Friday April 20, 2012
"Last September, we traveled to Maine for a long weekend, one our first times away from our then 11-month old. We had a ball (as you can imagine) even though it rained virtually the whole time. In our last hours in Portland, we ran to seek cover from the rain... read more