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.
Best SellersSee Our Top 20!
Pre-Order Exciting New BooksSee Your choices
Company : The Radically Casual Art of Cooking for Others
Sofreh: A Contemporary Approach to Classic Persian Cuisine
Portico: Cooking and Feasting in Rome's Jewish Kitchen
Signed Books For Collecting or GiftsSee Them All
What the World Has to Say
"I will always support Kitchen Arts & Letters; I have ever since I was a young cook working at Restaurant Daniel. It’s so easy to find the most up-to-date cookbooks from Michelin chefs. They really understand that world. And I love earning those reward points! "
"If you love people who love what they do, Kitchen Arts & Letters is a true gem. Their well-versed and kind staff cares about each customer’s satisfaction. It’s always a treat to browse in the thoughtfully-curated store, but their expertise shines by phone and e-mail, too. No matter where you are on your culinary journey, or just looking for a perfect gift, their recommendations are always spot on."
"The insight and expertise is unmatched. The books I look for are very niche and rare and nerdy, so to have people who understand and have knowledge of these hard to find books is a welcome change from other bookstores. Whenever I’ve had any issues, questions or concerns, whoever answers the phone or emails has always responded promptly and with suggestions to solve any questions or issues. "
"Whether it's the latest best selling cookbook or the most obscure historical culinary document, someone at Kitchen Arts and Letters is bound to know about it. I love supporting a local, independent store but what I love most is that when I call someone knowledgeable and helpful answers the phone and takes the time to assist me. When I place an order it is packed and shipped with the utmost care and respect. "
Kitchen Arts and Letters is an invaluable resource for all cooks. Friendly and expert, every cookbook question has an answer and a book recommendation. Kitchen Arts and Letters is my go to for all things food and food writing. "
"Kitchen Arts & Letters is a store I could spend hours in, browsing the stacks of new and out-of-print cookbooks."
Chef & Restaurant BooksSee Them All
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.
Announcements and Thoughts
Exploring Books about Food History, Politics, and Culture
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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.