Welcome to Lizzyoung Bookseller!
We're an antiquinarian bookseller with a focus on food, culture, and women's history through manuscripts & ephemera.
Because food is foundational to the human condition, we believe the study of food and drink and its history can be connected to just about every human activity and industry. Additionally our interest in food history has expanded our inventory to include health, medicine, and social culture.
Societies were built and destroyed on the basis of their foodstuffs. Historical narratives of race, class, folklore, and memory most often find their footprint in sustenance and nourishment. When handling any printed matter we can see that food touches every subject - whether it's the study of art, the environment, politics and economics, medicine, labor, agriculture, or nutrition; the history of food connects us to every component of human nature.
We look at the world of rare books and ephemera as a ideal place to gather these items and put them in context for a wide variety of collectors.