Rabelais is always serving up cookbooks and other printed and manuscript materials about food and drink. We have one of the largest selections of rare and out-of-print cookbooks in the U.S., along with a significant collection of manuscripts, menus, product cookbooks, prints, photographs and other ephemera, all expressions of the culture of food.

Our bookshelves hold six centuries of food writing, from comfortable old favorites to haute cuisine, from Southern fried chicken to sous vide. Whether you are a member of the profession and cook for a living, or a serious armchair epicure who reads cookbooks for pleasure, we have information and inspiration for you. Rabelais also serves those inclined towards thirst, with books on winemaking, cocktail culture, the history of soda fountains, and home brewing.

Here in our online shop you will find a selection of books from our brick and mortar stock, but this represents less than ten percent of our inventory. If you don't see what you are seeking please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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