233-235 Gertrude Street
tel: (03) 8415 1415
This quaint little book shop harks back to the days, when people could spend hours browsing and reading books, on cold afternoons. As the name suggests the store sells new and old books that revolve around food, wine and the culinary arts. Some might think that a shop couldn't survive selling such things, but in a foodie town like Melbourne it is thriving. Couches and chairs are dotted around the shop and the friendly owner encourages you to sit, relax and read. The store also plays host to many events, whereby chefs/authors will discuss their book and answer questions. Cafes are dotted all around the store, making it an ideal place to visit.