Welcome!  Liz Pollock has owned the Cook's Bookcase since 2007, specializing in Unique Books and Ephemera on Cookery and Wine.  She is a member of the BCC - the Book Club of California; IOBA - The Independent Online Booksellers Assoc.; a sustaining member of the JLSJ - the Junior League of San Jose and the California Certified Green Business Network. Liz and her family live in a restored California Craftsman Bungalow in the beautiful coastal town of Santa Cruz. 

Just like an old-fashioned bookstore, only online, we’re proud to provide outstanding personal service!  Have you been looking for that elusive special cookbook with beloved recipes once thought lost? We will help you find it!

We can help Professional Chefs build a first rate Cookbook Library! With over 35 years experience in the Used & Rare Book business, we offer for sale the most sought-after books on Technique, Culinary History, plus a range of Reference works.

Discover our wide selection of collectible Vintage Theatre Programmes! You will enjoy the graphic illustrations and advertising for local restaurants, saloons, hotels, nightclubs, wines and chocolates! 

Free Gift-Wrapping is always available, just ask...

Attention Librarians: please send us specialized Wants Lists - we can accommodate Purchase Orders on your schedule. Please call (831) 251-9218 or email info@cooksbookcase.com for further information. 

On consideration, WE BUY OLD COOKBOOKS, whether single items or sizeable collections.  Let us know how many books you have, where they’re located, and what condition they’re in.  Send us a list of titles, authors, etc. and we can get started! Please call (831) 251-9218 or email info@cooksbookcase.com for more information.

We offer an Appraisal Service of individual books or collections of books and manuscripts for the following purposes: insurance reasons, to satisfy estate taxes, or for an income tax reduction when a donation is considered appropriate.  Call us (831) 251-9218 or email info@cooksbookcase.com for further information regarding our policies and fees. 

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Member: The Book Club of California

Member: The Independent Online Booksellers Association

Member: The Junior League of San Jose

Member: The California Certified Green Business Network

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