Gourmet Shops and Health Food Stores

Below are some of the specialty retailers I’ve found that sell cookbooks, nutrition books, health books, and related books.

Gourmet Shops

Cooks of Crocus Hill, 877 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul MN 55105; 651-228-1333. Stores in Stillwater, Saint Paul, and Minneapolis. Cooking tools, cooking classes, tour groups welcome.

Cooks of Crocus Hill Stillwater, 324 S Main Street, Stillwater MN 55082; 651-351-1144.

Cooks of Crocus Hill (North Loop), 2081 North 1st Street, Minneapolis MN 55401; 612-223-8167.

For 43 years, Cooks has been the Twin Cities leader in all things culinary: pots and pans, gadgets and recipes, James Beard Award-winning books, international chefs and local sommeliers, tea to sides of beef, grilling to cake decorating. If something cooking-related happens in town, chances are, it happened here first. Life really does happen in the kitchen.

Destination Kitchen, Shannon and Scott Esslinger, 115 W Main Street, Norton KS 67654; 785-877-2911. Email: destinationkitchen@att.net. Web: http://www.destinationkitchenks.com. Features kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, desserts, and other food.

Now Serving Cookbook and Culinary Store: Specialty retailers I’ve found that sell cookbooks, nutrition books, health books, and related books.

The Grateful Gourmet, Kimberly Thompson, Owner, 204 N Main Street, Galena IL 61036; 815-777-1922. Web: http://www.gratefulgourmetgalena.com. Features gourmet food, kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, cookware, and cooking accessories.

Jenny & Company, 10 NW 3rd Street, Grand Rapids MN 55744; 218-326-1821. Email: info@jennyandcompany.com. Web: https://www.jennyandcompany.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jenny-and-Company-229854207112591. Features cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, cooking accessories, gourmet foods, and more.

Jenny & Company Walker, P O Box 609, 500 Minnesota Avenue, Walker MN 56484; 218-547-1888.

Kitchen Arts & Letters, Matt Sartwell, managing partner, 1435 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10128; 212-876-5550. Email: letters@kitchenartsandletters.com. Web: http://www.kitchenartsandletters.com. New, used, and out-of-print cookbooks.

Kitchen Krafts, 1478 Elon Drive, Waterville IA 52170; P O Box 442, Waukon IA 52172-0442; 563-535-8000. Web: https://www.kitchenkrafts.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitchenkrafts. Local sales as well as a mail order catalog and website.

Our product range encompasses the following categories: cake decorating, home baking, candy making, and home canning. Within each category we offer a full range of tools, supplies, ingredients, books, how-to videos, and packaging products.

The Kitchen Shoppe and Cooking School, 101 Shady Lane, Carlisle PA 17013; 800-391-2665. Email: kshoppe@pa.net. Web: https://www.kitchenshoppe.com. Cooking classes, gourmet gadgets, cookbooks, and more since 1974.

Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe, DeVargas Center, 181 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe NM 87501; 505-988-3394; 877-229-7184. Email: lascosas@lascosasc.biz. Web: http://www.lascosascooking.com. Features kitchen gadgets, cookware, specialty foods, cookbooks, and a cooking school. The Cooking School Director is John Vollertsen.

Now Serving, Michelle Mungcal and Ken Concepcion, Owners, Far East Plaza, 727 N Broadway #133, Los Angeles CA 90012; 213-395-0627. Email: hello@nowservingla.com. Web: http://www.nowservingla.com. A cookbook and culinary shop serving the LA area.

Plum’s Cooking Company, 401 East 8th Street #107, Sioux Falls SD 57103; 605-335-1999. Web: http://www.plumscooking.com. This gourmet shop offers quality cooking tools, equipment, books, and classes. Classes are offered in a state-of-the-art commercial teaching kitchen.

The Seasoned Home, Christina Bensinger and Jody LaCombe, 43 East 8th Street, Holland MI 49423; 616-392-8350. Email: info@theseasonedhome.com. Web: http://www.theseasonedhome.com.

Whisk: A Cook Shop, Bruce Thompson, 151 N Main Street, Pine Mountain GA 31822; 706-663-4848. Email: cgsha@aol.com. Web: http://www.sweethomeantiques.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sweet-Home-AntiquesCountry-GardensChanticleerWhisk-in-Pine-Mountain-GA-378920691385. Cooking tools, spices, gourmet foods, cookbooks, classes, and more.

Yield Work Shop, Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming, Owners, 51-C Cordova Street, Saint Augustine FL; 904-201-9763. Email: info@yielddesign.co. Web: https://yielddesign.co/collections/printed-goods. A new gift shop featuring candles, incense, housewares, jewelry, planters, kitchen ware, architectural and art books, and cookbooks.


Health Food Stores

Family Health Foods, Adlai Helmuth, 2008 N County Road 1800 East, Arthur IL 61911-6546; 217-543-3588; Fax: 217-543-3581. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Family-Health-Foods/151747498171840. Books on nutrition, health, cooking, and Christianity as well as health foods, supplements, and some gifts.

Healing House Herb Shop, 600 2nd Avenue N, Clear Lake IA 50428; 641-357-1494. Email: healinghouse@cltel.net. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healinghouseherbshop. Features herbs, oils, teas, health books, and health consultations.

Journey Health Food Store in Clear Lake, Iowa

Journey Health Shop, Christen Sherwood, Owner, 600 2nd Avenue N, Clear Lake IA 50428; 641-357-1494. Email: journeyhealthshop@gmail.com. Web: https://www.journeyhealthshop.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jhsclearlake. Features herbs, teas, supplements, natural remedies, gifts, classes, books, and consulting.

Mountain Life Health Food Store, Elva Stockin, Owner, 978 S Main Street #101, Ellijay GA 30540; 706-273-5433. Email: elva@mountainlifewellness.com. Web: http://www.mountainlifewellness.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mountainlifehealth. Healthy foods, supplements, personal care products, books, seminars, coaching, and more.

Top 900 Independent Bookstores Data Files — This list started out as 500, then 600, and now over 900 top general bookstores. It includes names of the book buyers and event coordinators, address, phone, fax, email, website, and other information about each bookstore. You will be able to download two key formats (Microsoft Access and Excel) as well as an info sheet to let you know what is contained in the various data files. Data file download, $50.00.

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About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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