Best Bookshops Seattle: Foodie Favorite

If you are a foodie, bibliophile or cookbook collector you simply must go to The Book Larder: a community cookbook store in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle (4252 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, Wa 98103).  This is an entire store dedicated to cookbooks!

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I personally love cookbooks, when I was a child I would sit and pour over the pictures in my moms cookbooks.  I love them, everything about them.  If you love cookbooks even a little bit, you will love this store.

What is even better is the staff are so knowledgable about the cookbooks, they can recommend books and have a huge array of cookbooks from around the country and globe as well as vintage cookbooks.  What is so special about this store is the laid back feel when you walk in, you could spend hours in there and still not see all of the books they have to offer.

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Another aspect that makes this shop so inviting is the kitchen table in the middle of the store.  Not only do they sell amazing cookbooks, but they have classes and demos on a regular basis too!  The cooking classes range from $30-$85 and the book talks are free.  You may have to stop me before I completely start to swoon.

This is the perfect shop for people who love to cook or who want to buy a unique or special cookbook for the foodie in their life.  With exceptionally unique cards, tea towels, totes and recipe cards.


Make the most of your visit:

Leave the petites at home so you can fully immerse yourself in this awesome shop.  This is not really a kids bookshop and will be more enjoyable without petites in tow.  With that said, I brought my five year old and it was fine, I just didn’t get to browse as leisurely as I would have liked.  The shop owner graciously offered to bring out crayons, thankfully on our visit their were food samples which kept her occupied.

Store Hours
Monday–Friday: 11am–6pm
Saturday: 11am–5pm
Sunday: 12pm–4pm
Parking: lots of street parking that is free, you may have to walk a little bit.
Check their website for classes or book signings –
I can’t wait to hear what you think about this amazing shop and better yet what cookbook you leave with.
Bon Appetit!



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