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Informed Perspective from Knowledgeable People

We offer you selection and service you won't find at giant retailers. We import books from around the world, and support small presses and self-published authors to make sure we can offer books you may have never seen before.

We know our stock, we're happy to answer your questions, and we're passionate about putting good books in the hands of people who want them.

What the World Has to Say

Out-of-Print Books

Publishers don't always keep the great books in print. We offer a free search service to locate books you've been looking for. Many people sign up for our newsletters just to be among the first to know when we make available a new batch of fascinating books from days gone by.

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Worldwide Imports

We import books from many countries. Our shelves hold a diverse selection of titles, from books about renowned restaurants to explorations of regional food cultures.

Look for them in collections such as Chefs and Restaurants, Food Scholarship, and International and Ethnic.

Small and Independent Publishers

We vigorously support small presses and authors who self-publish in specialized areas, passionately addressing subjects overlooked by large houses.

You'll find them in almost every section of the store and website.

Announcements and Thoughts

Exploring Books about Food History, Politics, and Culture

The need for food is older than human civilization. Many researchers believe that the desire for a steady food supply...

5 Great Books by French Chefs

French cuisine has long been regarded as one of the world's most important and influential culinary traditions. Known...

Hours and Directions

We're open Monday-Saturday from 10-6.

The closest subway is the #6 to 96th Street.

You can find us on Lexington Ave, between 93rd and 94th Streets.

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