Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks (
1128 Mainland Street main store: 1740 West 2nd; 604 688-6755 and second store: Net Loft at Granville Island, 604 684-6788 ) is a cookbook lover's paradise. Not only does she have the latest, hottest cookbooks, she also has vintage, hard to find cookbooks, kitchen tools and cooking classes based on the cookbooks currently being sold.
All arranged beautifully by country and type so you can find things quickly. And if you can't, the staff is friendly, attentative and knowledgeable and a great help.
Plus, there's always something extra like the yummy Christmas cookies we enjoyed today or the glass of sparkling wine they were giving out last year at Christmas Eve.
Check it out, you won't be disappointed! And please support them by buying a cookbook!