Dickens Universe at UCSC! Sunday, 7/24 - 7/30. 'David Copperfield' & 'Iola Leroy'!

I'm excited to exhibit at the upcoming 41st Dickens Universe up at the UCSC campus, July 24-30. Books discussed will be Charles Dickens' David Copperfield and Frances E. W. Harper's Iola Leroy.

I'll be there to sell unique, out-of-print, collectible books & ephemera pertaining to Charles Dickens, books regarding African American studies and the Victorian Age in general.

Link to the 41st year of this wonderful cultural event here:


Written by Liz Pollock — July 13, 2022

Write to your elected officials = Enough is enough!

To my dear customers - a serious note from me this evening:
I want to be able to move about freely - not having to worry about an active shooter on the streets or at the grocery store or at a neighborhood school.
I want to buy books and to sell books and walk along the beach near my house. I know you're frustrated and worried too!
America should be free from the recent terror of gun violence.
I've written letters to my congressman and senators asking them to work on passing laws for necessary background checks and to ban assault rifles - because enough is enough!
Please consider also writing to your elected officials - because we're in this together!
Thank you...

Written by Liz Pollock — May 26, 2022

You're Invited - Pasadena Bookfair Feb. 3-6!!

You're Invited - Pasadena Bookfair Feb. 3-6!! Virtual tickets are Free! Link below


I'm bringing lots of exciting Menus, inscribed Cookbooks, Signed Posters & many collectible Fine Press items! More info please call (831) 251-9218 or email info@cooksbookcase.com

Written by Liz Pollock — January 11, 2022

October is Pride Month...

For 15 years, the Cook's Bookcase has encouraged a sense of community, acceptance, and solidarity during Pride month of October and throughout the year.

October is Pride month...

Written by Liz Pollock — October 31, 2021

All Hail for the “Virtual Bookfair”! Sept 1 & 2!!!

All Hail for the “Virtual Bookfair” "The Show Must Go On!"

New York City Book and Paper Fair

Opens September 1, Wednesday 9:00am PDT
Closes September 2, Thursday 5:00pm PDT

I'll have a lot of collectible cookbooks and rare material for sale!

Any question, please call (831) 251-9218 - Liz Pollock

Explanation below:

“The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) – officially sanctioned by Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and produced by Sanford L. Smith + Associates – regrets to announce that the fair, set for September at the Park Avenue Armory, has been cancelled due to growing concerns of Covid-19 and the Delta variant.

Originally set for September 9-12, the NYIABF is known for a robust, international roster of exhibitors. This year, many of the fair’s European dealers were not able to join due to the United States travel ban and, more recently, the fair received cancellations from a significant number of American booksellers and was left with no choice but to cancel.


Written by Liz Pollock — August 20, 2021

Please Get Vaccinated!

Serious message from me today: I really enjoy being an exhibitor at the great book fairs in Los Angeles and San Francisco, bringing (aka schlepping) my rare, collectible books and ephemera to show my customers what I’m interested in and what I feel is important to the history of Gastronomy and the world of Printing and Fine Books.

Of course, virtual book fairs are fantastic and popular video platforms are a terrific way to communicate but, we will not go back to “normal” if we don’t get control of this pandemic! 

I urge you, Please, Please Get Vaccinated!

Written by Liz Pollock — August 06, 2021

Virtual Bookfair - free tickets! Thursday, Apr 29, 2021, 9:00 AM – Sat, May 1, 2021, 8:00 PM PDT

Yeehaw! FREE to browse - Starts 9:00am Thursday, April 29 - May 1!
I'll have a lot of rare menus and collectible cookbooks for sale!
First time I'll be doing a "Virtual Bookfair"!

Join more than 100 exhibitors for the Western States Virtual Book Fair, produced by Rare Books LA and presented in conjunction with the Rose City Book & Paper Fair, the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair, the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair, The Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair, the Albuquerque Book Fair, the Fort Worth Antiquarian Book Fair, and the Houston Book Show.


Written by Liz Pollock — April 22, 2021