Los Angeles

Losing a Local (and Beloved) Resource

Home cooks, professional chefs, cookbook lovers, and supporters of independent bookselling in Los Angeles are already mourning the loss of The Cook’s Library, Los Angeles’s premier bookstore for all things culinary. The news has been circulating for a few weeks now, but the Los Angeles Times recently talked with Ellen Rose, the store’s founder, and customer and fan Suzanne Goin about the decision to close the bookstore. Slow Food members and friends who have enjoyed book signings at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market have Ellen Rose and Tim Fischer to thank for coordinating many such events, and their in-store signings have brought many of the worlds great chefs and food advocates to Los Angeles.

The store’s final day of business will be April 30, and Ellen has already announced that their stock has been discounted 20% in anticipation of the closing. Whether you’re looking for the latest cookbook, a venerable classic, or books with an academic bent, make a point of visiting The Cook’s Library and thanking Ellen and Tim for their significant contribution to Los Angeles’s food culture.

The Cook’s Library
8373 West Third Street
Los Angeles 90048