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.
The Kingdom of Rye: A Brief History of Russian Food
The River Cafe Cookbook for Kids
The Cook You Want to Be: Everyday Recipes to Impress
Early Jewish Cookbooks: Essays on the History of Hungarian Jewish Gastronomy
My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef
A destination bookstore for chefs, cooks, academics and eccentrics from around the world.
—The New York Times
Kitchen Arts & Letters is a store I could spend hours in, browsing the stacks of new and out-of-print cookbooks.
Chef Alain Ducasse
Kitchen Arts & Letters, the legendary NYC cookbook store.
Great service. I mean, they just don't do anything wrong and you walk out of the store with a big smile on your face.
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.
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.