Posted by Lyndi
I was running errands over lunch on Friday and decided to do a quick in-and-out at The Friendly Bookstore in downtown Rogers. They have a great selection of used cookbooks at a really great price.
Only, don’t confuse “great selection” with the latest Dorrie Greenspan or Top Chef cookbooks. I mean great selection of really interesting cookbooks and vintage recipe pamphlets!!! Never have I paid over $5 for one of these gems.
I was excited to see that ALL COOKBOOKS ARE 50% FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER! This means you only have about two more weeks to check it out and snag a deal!
While the cookbook section isn’t the largest section in the bookstore, there are plenty of great finds to explore.
Friday’s venture yielded two really unique books: Getting the Fresh Herb Habit ($1.50) by Margaret Kirkwood and Barbara Brookie-White and Lady Maclean’s Diplomatic Dishes ($2.50).
The herb book is great because it detail how to grow, freeze, prepare, and enhance dishes using herbs. It even has a fold out section of how-to lay out your herb garden plots!
The diplomatic dishes book is compilation of Lady Maclean’s diplomatic friends from all over the world! I love books like this that are far from the ordinary. Check out S.E. Monsieur Gerard Andre, Ambassade De France, commissioned in Helsinki (1975) recipe titled “Pain de Champignons” and quoted as “my grandmother’s recipe.”
How interesting is that?!!!
I hope you have a chance to do a quick in-and-out yourself before the end of November to take advantage of the 50% off deal. The Friendly Bookstore is located on 401 N. 2nd Street in Rogers and is open Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm and also opens late on Monday until 7pm. All proceeds from the bookstore sales supplement the Rogers Public Library budget “to broaden the services provided to the community.” Check out their website here for more information.