We’re all spending more time at home right now, which means we’re cooking more to complete any delivery orders we’ve placed. frequent restaurants in difficulty. But for those of us looking to spruce up our recipe repertoire or even those learning to cook for the first time, there are countless cookbooks to turn to for inspiration.
Book festivals have been canceled and New York City public libraries have closed. But small independent bookstores have creative remedies to give voracious readers the content they crave. Independent bookstores, already on the brink of collapse in the race against Amazon, are particularly suffering these days. If you’re looking to stock up on cookbooks or other food-related reading, here’s where we suggest you order delivery (or try contactless pickup). Many bookstores are still looking for what works in these unprecedented times. If you don’t see something listed on their site, we recommend calling the individual bookstores as many go out of their way to list their inventory online.
Archstrate: You can pre-order for curbside pickup also for national delivery. You can also tap on the window and they will take the commands that way as well. There is also ready-to-go meals, such as meatballs and focaccia, straight from their on-site Sicilian cafe. More books will be added to their website soon.
The illuminated bar: YesYou can order in advance for curbside pickup also for national delivery. You can also tap on the window and they will take the commands that way as well.
Cooking arts and letters: Curb pickup and nationwide shipping.
Word library: YesYou can order in advance for curbside pickup also for national delivery. You can also tap on the window and they will take the commands that way as well.
Three Lives & Company: Email or call to place a curbside pickup order (you won’t be able to enter the store, but you can tap the window to place an order in person). Local delivery in the West Village and UPS shipments nationwide is another option.
Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks: orders by email and telephone are welcome; local deliveries by Bonnie on her bike!
Books are magic: national expedition.
Book club bar: There is a pickup window, and they ship nationwide. You can also tap on the window and they will take the commands that way as well. They also currently offer take-out coffee.
Mcnally jackson: national expedition.
Omnivorous books: A favorite Bay Area cookbook store, they ship nationwide.
Topos bookstore cafe: In the process of setting up the delivery: what it looks like and if there are any food related texts available, remains to be seen. Come back soon.
Greenlight Bookstore: Curbside pickup and nationwide shipping.
Astoria Bookstore: Curbside pickup and nationwide shipping.
Culture Book: Curbside pickup and nationwide shipping.
Rizzoli Bookstore: Local delivery in New York.
Western Books: Delivery by phone.
Updates to follow. Bookshop.org is another way to find your favorite cookbooks in independent stores and has nationwide selection, in case what you’re looking for is out of stock. Also check Indie Bound to locate a bookstore in your area.