Acorn Bookshop: Cookbooks
Posted by cmh gourmand on January 30, 2011
I wanted to mention Acorn Bookshop for a long time. They just launched a website so now seems like a good time to plant a kernel of a thought to get people to drop by. This bookshop has always had a good collection of used cookbooks and cocktail guides. Most of the books are in excellent shape. Many have library lining on them with is great for people that like to read and cook concurrently. I always find some culinary treasure when I pop in.
Acorn is one of my favorite book sellers because of their service. It may be the friendliest bookshop I have visited in town. If you can not find what you are looking for ask – sometimes they have a stash behind the counter or in a hidden nook. They will always special order for you if they can locate the book you need. They will hold on to your request until it is filled – over a year if needed. You can also create a “want list” for you. If there is some special cookbook or other book you want – they will watch for it and let you know if it comes in.
In the non culinary sections they have strong rare book and James Thurber collections. So take a look at their website and drop in sometime to see what you might find.
1464 WEST FIFTH AVE