Australia’s only exclusive wholesaler online & retailer of cookery books – sourcing cookbooks for 39 years & counting!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register online to order books?

To make it easier to purchase books online at The Cookery Book you able to create you own account by registering yourself by visiting the Registration page. Follow the prompts and a confirmation email will be sent you.

Once you have set up your account, the next time you visit The Cookery Book you can simply log in with you email address and chosen password and you are ready to shop!

Any enquires please call +61 2 99678211 or send an email to

How do I become a wholesale customer?

If you would like to establish a wholesale account with The Cookery Book – please  call (02) 9967 8211 or 0417 667 983 or email

We currently supply numerous cookery and health stores as well as food and beverage accounts with a selection of titles from our extensive range of books to sell in their stores.  We also offer terms for corporate sales.

See our comprehensive website or customised title listings are also available.  See ‘Retail and Wholesale Terms’ under ‘About’ in the top main menu for further information.

Do you offer industry discounts?

We offer trade/industry discounts to chefs, students and hospitality professionals.

Ask about our Chefs VIP Card which entitles Chefs to a Chefs Discount on ALL books.

Call (02) 9967 8211 (0417 667 983) or email:

What are my options when purchasing books from The Cookery Book?

There are several options to purchasing books advertised on The Cookery Book website:

1.  Online

Log in by entering your details or create an account. Add the particular titles and quantities into your online cart and proceed via the prompts to the online check out. MasterCard Visa and American Express are accepted. EFTPOS also accepted. Or in-store pick up and payment is available also.  We can also arrange direct deposit.

If you are not comfortable with placing personal data on the internet you still have two options:

2.  Email

Send a detailed email with title information, quantities and other contact information to We will endeavour to reply within 24 hours.

3.  Phone

Call The Cookery Book on +61 2 9967 8211 for one of our representatives to take your order and sort out the payment options over the phone

4.  In Person

Visit the The Cookery Book store at 52 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge NSW

What is your refund policy on damaged books?

Any product received damaged or any misprinted books must be reported within 24 hours. But we will advise course of action on a case by case basis.

Please do not hesitate to contact The Cookery Book via email or phone (+61 2 9967 8211).


How many years have you been in business?

The Cookery Book was established in 1985!

Do you offer gift certificates?

The Cookery Book offers Gift Certificates that can be send by mail or electronically.  You can order your Gift Certificate by phone OR you can order online with amounts of $25, $50, $100, $150 $200., $250 and $500.  You can also call and select your own denomination by phone. 

Our specially printed Gift Certificates are mailed in a black envelope with a Cookery Book Information Brochure. 

There are abbreviations that appear alongside some book titles, such as 'hb', 'pb' and 'ops'. What do these mean?

The abbreviations used alongside some book titles are indicators of the publication editions and stock levels. This assists both the customers and employees. 


These abbreviations are:

pb:          paperback edition

hb:          hardback edition or hc hardcover edition 

ops:        title is available in-store but has been declared out of print (OPT)

rrp:         recommended retail price

edn:        edition

ISBN:     International Standard Book Number

What products do you offer?

The Cookery Book is a specialist cookery book retailer and wholesale, with an impressive variety of over 9,000 books on offer. The books range from home cooking to professional gastronomy, Italian to Vietnamese, vegetarian to charcuterie and cupcakes to sashimi…. What ever the culinary topic or cuisine, The Cookery Book will have it! We can source any book in print from around the world.

As well as books, The Cookery Book has a huge selection of culinary gifts and homewares for any special occasion. These includes aprons, tea towels, handwash, soaps, candles, cook book holders, recipe journals, gift cards and stationery, childrens gifts, puzzles and assorted items.  We also carry a range of food items.  Baskets are also available for make your own basket with book OR set basket ranges instore.

The Cookery Book also offers Gift Certificates.