Ready for "Downton Abbey"? The Up-to-Date Waitress is!

In celebration of another season of "Downton Abbey" we offer a book published in 1919, The Up-to-Date Waitress, by Janet McKenzie Hill.  You'll find detailed instructions for laying the table, laundering linens, cleaning silver, and other duties of domestic service.  Illustrated with b/w photographs.  


Written by Liz Pollock — December 31, 2013

What a great idea! A Gift Card from the Cook's Bookcase!

Shopping for someone else but not quite sure what to give them?

Give them the gift of choice with a the Cook's Bookcase Gift Card!

Gift cards are delivered by email and contain simple instructions to redeem them at checkout.

Our gift cards have no additional processing fees and never expire.

For more information call (831-251-9218, or email

Written by Liz Pollock — December 21, 2013

Sullivan, our bookstore cat!

Sullivan, our Bookstore Cat at the Cook's Bookcase.

He loves it in here, purrs like a "motorboat"!

Sully's favorites - our wide selection of books on Seafood and Fishing Industry.

Written by Liz Pollock — December 15, 2013

We import books and ephemera directly from France!

We import books and ephemera directly from France; right here is where you will find the most unusual and interesting pieces for your collection of cookbooks!  Finding unusual material on the History of French Gastronomy and Wine is Our Specialty!  We sell books on Classic Technique, Regional, Haute, Nouvelle and Contemporary French cuisine.  Let us help you build a library of these classics!   For more information, call us (831) 251-9218 or email your Wants List to!

Written by Liz Pollock — July 24, 2013

Welcome to the Cook's Bookcase! Unique books on Cookery and Wine!

Welcome to the Cook's Bookcase!  Launching our website this week!  We offer for sale the most sought-after books on technique, culinary history, books which have been autographed and signed by the chef, plus a range of reference books on wine and gardening.  Send us your your wants lists - those titles you've been searching for? - Let us find them!  We are best known for offering Outstanding Personal Service!  Looking for a special book?  Let us help you find it!  For more information, call us (831) 251-9218 or email

Written by Liz Pollock — April 06, 2013