A few weeks ago, when we all discussed our favorite first cookbooks, I was tempted to track down some of the favorites that you all suggested. The thing that put me off for the moment is the fact that it can be difficult to find copies of old, out-of-print cookbooks, especially if you’re looking for a specific book.
In the past, I’ve had great luck finding old editions and out-of-print books at used book stores. Part of the fun of shopping at one is that you can get great deals and you never know what will be in stock, so you can explore the cooking section looking for a good find. The downside to shopping at one is that you never know what what will be in stock, so you might not find what you’re looking for. In this case, a better resource might be OldCookbooks.com, a website dedicated to thousands of out-of-print, vintage and rare cookbooks. Effectively, they are searching the used book stores so you don’t have to – unless (like me) you want to, of course.