"A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness." --Elsa Schiaparelli

Need some kitchen inspiration? Look no further, our shelves are stocked to the brim with cookbooks! Here are a few titles we love, and if you don't see something you want, just give us a call at 509-965-5830, or email us, and we'll get what you need. Of course, you can browse our selection online, and order here as well. Shipping is free! 


Blue Zones KitchenThe Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 by Dan Buettner (National Geographic, $30.00)


Building on decades of research, longevity expert Dan Buettner has gathered 100 recipes inspired by the Blue Zones, home to the healthiest and happiest communities in the world. Each dish--for example, Sardinian Herbed Lentil Minestrone; Costa Rican Hearts of Palm Ceviche; Cornmeal Waffles from Loma Linda, California; and Okinawan Sweet Potatoes--uses ingredients and cooking methods proven to increase longevity, wellness, and mental health. Complemented by mouthwatering photography, the recipes also include lifestyle tips (including the best times to eat dinner and proper portion sizes), all gleaned from countries as far away as Japan and as near as Blue Zones project cities in Texas. Innovative, easy to follow, and delicious, these healthy living recipes make the Blue Zones lifestyle even more attainable, thereby improving your health, extending your life, and filling your kitchen with happiness.

Best Seller Lists:
   • Publishers Weekly 2/10: #15
   • Indie Bestseller List 2/5: #9
   • NEIBA: 2/2 #8
   • SIBA: 2/2: #15
   • MPIBA: 2/2: #6
   • NAIBA: 2/2: #13
   • MIBA: 2/2: #4

Pioneer Woman Cookbook

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating by Ree Drummond ($29.99, William Morrow)


The #1 New York Times bestselling author and Food Network favorite The Pioneer Woman cooks up exciting new favorites from her life on the ranch in this glorious full-color cookbook that showcases home cooking at its most delicious (and most fun!).


Welcome to Ree’s new frontier! So much has happened on Drummond Ranch over the last couple of years: The kids are growing up, another left for college, Ree’s schedule is crazier than ever…and through it all, her cooking has evolved. While she and her family still love all the hearty comfort foods they’re accustomed to, Ree’s been cooking up some incredible new dishes that reflect the flavors, colors, and texture she’s craving these days.


The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier features 112 brand new step-by-step recipes that bring fresh, exciting elements into your everyday meals. From super-scrumptious breakfasts, to satisfying soups and sandwiches, to deliciously doable suppers and sides—and, of course, a collection of irresistible sweets you’ll want to make immediately!—these pages will deliver a big list of fabulous new dishes for you to add to your repertoire.


As you can see (or not) in the photo, we have Ree's other cookbooks, too.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper!

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives



The Food of Northern Thailand: A Cookbook  By Austin Bush $45.20


JAMES BEARD AWARD FINALIST • Welcome to a beautiful, deep dive into the cuisine and culture of northern Thailand with a documentarian's approach, a photographer's eye, and a cook's appetite. 

Known for its herbal flavors, rustic dishes, fiery dips, and comforting noodles, the food of northern Thailand is both ancient and ever evolving. Travel province by province, village by village, and home by home to meet chefs, vendors, professors, and home cooks as they share their recipes for Muslim-style khao soi, a mild coconut beef curry with boiled and crispy fried noodles, or spiced fish steamed in banana leaves to an almost custard-like texture, or the intense, numbingly spiced meat "salads" called laap

Featuring many recipes never before described in English and snapshots into the historic and cultural forces that have shaped this region's glorious cuisine, this journey may redefine what we think of when we think of Thai food.



https://www.inklingsbookshop.com/book/9781455539987Kindness & Salt: Recipes for the Care and Feeding of Your Friends and Neighbors by Ryan Angulo, Doug Crowell ($39.55, Grand Central Publ.)


Brooklyn restaurateurs Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo believe that every great meal starts with two essential elements: kindness and salt. Kindness is the spirit of warmth and hospitality that underlies every meal at their restaurants. Salt is shorthand for cooking carefully and bringing out the best in your ingredients. The combination of the two can elevate even a quick meal into a special occasion.

In their first cookbook, Crowell and Angulo share more than 100 recipes for the dishes and drinks that draw passionate fans from around the corner and around the globe. Here you'll find the Pecan Pie French Toast and Bloody Marys that Brooklyn lines up for, the perfect Steak Frites, and the Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Cheddar Waffles that the New York Times pronounced "the best in NYC." Plus, they've included a guide to putting together a home bar and inventing your own signature cocktails, and tips for choosing, serving, and pairing cheese, wines, beers, and ciders.




The Only Good Indians

Paperback Non-Fiction Bestsellers

1. Wow, No Thank You. Samantha Irby, Vintage, $15.95, 9780525563488 

2. Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions, $18, 9781571313560

3. Say Nothing Patrick Radden Keefe, Anchor, $16.95, 9780307279286

4. Born a Crime Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780399588198

5. The Library Book Susan Orlean, S&S, $16.99, 9781476740195

6. The Story of More Hope Jahren, Vintage, $15, 9780525563389

7. A Woman of No Importance Sonia Purnell, Penguin, $18, 9780735225312

8. The Great Influenza John M. Barry, Penguin, $19, 9780143036494

9. Black Woman in Green: Gloria Brown and the Unmarked Trail to Forest Service Leadership Gloria D. Brown, Donna L. Sinclair, Oregon State University Press, $19.95, 9780870710018 

10. Why We Sleep Matthew Walker, PhD, Scribner, $18, 9781501144325 

11. Oh, La La!: Homegrown Stories, Helpful Tips, and Garden Wisdom Ciscoe Morris, Sasquatch Books, $19.95, 9781632172792

12. Leadership: In Turbulent Times Doris Kearns Goodwin, S&S, $18, 9781476795935

13. White Fragility Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press, $16, 9780807047415 

14. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau, $18, 9780525512196 

15. The Book of Awakening Mark Nepo, Red Wheel, $18.95, 9781590035009

May the 4th be with you!

We're all stuck at home for just a bit longer, but this Star Wars display is sure to have books and gifts and nifties to distract everyone. We're available for curb-side pickup if you'd like us to set anything aside for you. The Princess Leia reading timer isn't just for reading, it can be used to time piano lessons, or chore time, or screen time.

We've got good old fashioned bookmarks, as well as school workbooks in the Star Wars theme.


Oops, how'd that Star Trek mug get in there?



Choose Your Own Adventure CONTEST

We have over 40 Choose Your Own Adventure books in stock. But if you're in the mood to make your own, Control Alt Achieve has some fairly simple instructions on how to do just that. All you need is Google Docs. It looks like so much fun!

Contest Alert!

If you make one of these books, and email it to us, you'll be entered in to win a prize! First place gets their book featured on our website (you'll be famous for sure).


Here are the rules:

1. Make it PG-rated.

2. Email the finished product to renee@inklingsbookshop.com.


Easy, right?

The deadline is May 22, 2020.


The Abominable Snowman

"You and Carlos are on an expedition to the world's highest mountains in the remote kingdom of Nepal to search for the Yeti, otherwise known as the Abominable Snowman. Carlos arrives a few days early and goes missing from Everest base camp. A yeti sighting was reported nearby. Did he go after it? Or was Carlos onto the trail of something else? "I know that cry. It's the battle cry of the Yeti We must get help and come back for Carlos." "Why are they angry?" you ask Runal. "Too many people have tormented them. We must go." The rescue helicopter lies smashed on the snow. There is no sign of the pilot, just giant Yeti footprints, leading off to the icefall?the death zone. If you follow the prints, turn to page 56. If you stay at the wreckage, hoping for help, turn to page 57." YOU choose what happens next."

This is book number 1 in the Choose Your Own Adventure series.

Don't be bored, read a book!

She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring.”  - Zelda Fitzgerald, The Collected Writings





"Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss."

- Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck