Bookstores for Food Lovers

By Megan Krigbaum Posted August 17, 2011

The September issue reveals some of the best new shops for food-obsessed readers.

Heirloom Book Company in Charleston, SC

© Courtesy of Heirloom Book Company/Photo by Andrew Stephen Cebulka
Heirloom Book Company in Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC: Heirloom Book Company
For people who want to eat their food and read about it too, this new shop has books on food and wine and out-of-print cookbooks, alongside antique kitchen tools and seeds from local chef Sean Brock of McCrady's. After-hours, the homey Heirloom hosts small in-store dinners cooked by chefs from all around the South.

London: V&A Reading Rooms
This stand-alone shop run by the Victoria and Albert Museum lures in readers with its books on design and art. It gets them to stay with a small menu of snacks (olives, lemon almonds) and organic wines chosen by Duncan Ackery to drink while (carefully) perusing the stacks.

Marvel Superheroes' Cookbook and More Comics
Healthy Italian Recipes from Cookbook Author Jessica Theroux

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