Since 2008, Omnivore Books, San Francisco, Calif., "has been selling both new and antiquarian culinary books. Despite fierce retail competition with online booksellers, it's still managed to maintain its niche in the neighborhood," Hoodline reported.
"I think that people realize that they are sort of subsidizing my business by buying from me. They're keeping me here so that they can attend these free talks," said owner Celia Sack, adding: "I would hardly say that people aren't cooking anymore. So many people come in excited about books that are coming out."