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Books for Cooks

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Cookbook Lovers Dream

I haven't actually been to the new store across from QVM yet, however used to go to the store over... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2015
Cooking bookshop close to produce market

This specialty bookstore has moved from its inner-suburban location to a larger site close to the... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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13 Mar 2018
“Lovely book shop for culinary lovers, unfortunately the store keeper is not welcoming of young children.. ”
8 Jul 2017
“Universe of cook books”
Australia's independent specialist culinary bookstore right in the heart of Melbourne with over 40,000 new & old cookbooks & books about wine, food & the culinary arts
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115-121 Victoria St | Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 8415 1415
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Went there with my 4 yo girl and her godma who was genuinely looking for a cook book.. my Daughter was very keen on books and culinary So she was browsing the picture books. The book keeper or maybe owner feel the need to personally...More

Thank Sylwin
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Spectacular book store if you are a foodie, a cook or you just like food books. I believe that if you don't find the cook book you are looking for here you won't find it anywhere. Great spot a stone's throw from Queen Victoria Market...More

Thank 345nunof
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to find a cookbook gift. Very helpful staff. Right by the Queen Victoria Market. Amazed at the selection of both new and old books.

Thank dippy2
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Can't wait to get back here and spend more time in this store. Service was absolutely brilliant to boot. What a find and opposite Vic Market to buy all the ingredients 👏🏻😊💋👏🏻

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I haven't actually been to the new store across from QVM yet, however used to go to the store over on Gertrude St often whilst waiting for the tram, and would always miss one after the other and eventually stop thinking about the tram altogether...More

Thank MichalWilk
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I spent almost 2 hours in this great cookbook store located across from the Queen Victoria market. There are 0000's of Australian and International cookbooks. Very good Asian selection and all the big cookbook authors. If you are in a hurry one of the very...More

Thank MRichardson2014
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This specialty bookstore has moved from its inner-suburban location to a larger site close to the Queen Victoria Market in the city. This seems to be ideal for it, and I hope the business thrives as many more visitors to Victoria discover it.

Thank Alys-Schatzi
Reviewed 4 May 2015

If you're like me and into drinks, food, and books.. you will love this place. First thing is it has this nice little welcoming and warm vibe, interior decor, carpeted floor and a few soft seats to sit on while your look through all their...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Specialist foodie bookstores are rare, so it's wonderful to see how Books for Cooks keeps on going. The store is at the Collingwood end of Gertrude Street in the inner Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. It's open seven days a week and while it's not tremendously...More

Thank Alys-Schatzi
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feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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