Robert Oliver

Christmas without Cookbooks? Unthinkable!

For Kiwi booksellers, a gift-giving season isn’t complete without a good range of desirable cooking titles. So The Read set out to find just how important volume selling cookbooks are to Christmas, and to the book trade year round.

Of the Top 12 titles on Paper Plus’ website recently, six were cookbooks; in our own Indies Summer Holiday Reading catalogue there are nine cookery titles, and there are twelve in Whitcoull’s first catalogue for the season. There’s no doubt they play a major part in gift sales.