New Cookbook Store Comes to Seattle

By Seattle Mag

September 16, 2011

The Book Larder in Upper Fremont caters to cookbook consumers.

This article originally appeared in the October 2011 issue of Seattle Magazine.


“I love cookbooks,” says Lara Hamilton. “I read them as if they were novels.” The former Microsoft employee began collecting cookbooks a couple of years ago, and after visiting other cookbook-only bookstores (such as Books for Cooks in London) decided Seattle needed one, too.

This month, she’s opening Book Larder: A Community Cookbook Store (4252 Fremont Ave.) in upper Fremont, carrying new, used and collectible cookbooks, plus a few kitchen items.

The space will hold regular readings (Hamilton previously worked for Kim Ricketts’ Cooks & Books series, and took on Ricketts’ entire Book Events business after Ricketts’ death in April) and features a demo kitchen.

“We’ll be able to have author demos, teach small classes and always have something delicious coming out of the oven for people to sample,” says Hamilton. Check the Facebook page for grand-opening events—and accompanying bites.