From food to bookstores, smaller is better. After spending too many hours searching for cookbooks on line and at large bookstores, I returned to the source for new cookbooks--Kitchen Arts and Letters. The tiny storefront on Lexington Avenue not only has character and individuality, it has amazing cookbooks. From the obscure to the seemingly ordinary, KA&L has the books and the story behind them.
The store and its staff focus on cooks and their books. It is a hands on environment which lets chefs see what is going on around the country and the world in an intimate Manhattan storefront.
Oh and if you are not in Manhattan give a call, they will listen to your needs, virtually walk you through the store over the phone, and hand pick books to suit your needs or cookbook collection.
And this all ties into food how? Smaller is better. Be determined to provide something great. It does not have to be large or grand, just done well.