Eating Melbourne in three days – Books for Cooks

This blog entry is part of a series. Read Part 1 here.

As chance would have it, two doors down from Gertrude Street Enoteca sits a bookshop. Standing infront, window shopping, a realisation came over me. This is no ordinary bookshop. Every single book or poster in the window is about food. A quick glance at the name and my dreams come true. A bookshop purely for the pleasures of cooking and food!

window shopping gives me a swift realisation

I ran inside, and I did not know where to look. Stacks upon stacks of books, all calling out to me, whispering sweet nothings into my ear. I was like a foody kid in a Valrhona store. A quick chat to the owner told me that Books for Cooks has been open for around 10 years now. I made a joke about finding somewhere that had more cook books than I did, and was quickly shot down even further, told that there were two other rooms packed full of books!

Another room full of books

There also was going to be another shipment of books coming in soon. The great thing about Books for Cooks is that they have a mail order service, and you can send them an email to check if they have your favourite book. So if you are in the market for a specialist food book (as I often am), which is rare, or out of print, get in contact, and they should be able to sort you out!

And another room full of books

Books for Cooks
233-235 Gertrude Street
VIC 3065
T: 61 3 8415 1415


  • Haha, nice "about me" thingy. Indeed, good for you. Immigration sadly seems essential if you want to live any kind of decent life these days.

    I love your blog, been reading it since yesterday. Very enjoyable.

  • Thanks Jazzie! I appreciate it! A quick look at your blog tells me you are a very brave girl hehehe. Good on you, tell it like it is. I hope my future blog entries keep you interested. It's nice to find someone who likes all the movies I like. Keep in touch.

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