I’ve talked about Rabelais before many times and now that they are no longer in Portland I’m learning to add “Rabelais” to my Saturday list of “to-do’s.” I just get in the car and simply make the 20-minute drive down to Biddeford to see what Sam and Don have on the shelves. The best thing about their new space is that you can see and pick up everything! They have ample space for all of their gently-used and antique titles and you can just browse all you like.
For us this week I visited Rabelais and brought back a peak at a couple of their favorite titles of late and a few beautiful old books that I just had to share! You can always contact Rabelais if you’re looking for an old book or if you want to talk about new books recommendations. They are so good at what they do!
On their stand-out (new books) list:
Japanese Farm Food by Nancy Singleton Hachisu
Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
Whole Larder Love by Rohan Anderson
The Kitchen Diaries II by Nigel Slater
On my stand-out (old books) list:
Parties On A Shoestring by Marni Wood
The June Platt Cookbook
A Fresh Herb Platter by Dorothy Childs Hogner
And if you have the chance to visit Rabelais definitely give their dog a scratch for me. He’s on my short list of favorite dogs to be sure.
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In other news, we want to take a moment to introduce you to the full team here at 3191 Miles Apart because we’ve grown! You might see their initials on our Twitter or Instagram or you might even get an email from one of them. We know you’re used to us after all these years (we’re, of course, MAV & SCB) but these dynamos are a big part of 3191 too so get to know them and say hi if you like!
EBT ~ Evan ~ ebt(at)3191milesapart.com
Evan, a great friend of mine, started working with us one year ago. She initially joined the team to help out with this and that and has taken over so much more! We’re so grateful! Evan is the one who takes care of your by3191 order, she’s the one who sees to it that your Quarterly subscription goes out without delay, she’s the one who keeps things moving behind-the-scenes. We’ll be saying goodbye to Evan in December for a few months while she goes off to have her first baby (hip hip!) but she’ll be back in the Spring, thankfully.
CMB ~ Chloe ~ cmb(at)3191milesapart.com
You might already know Chloe from Quarterly, Issue No. 1 or from one of my posts here. She has been a dear assistant of mine, and ours (and now ours here at 3191 Miles Apart), for years. She’s a fixture. Chloe is taking on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and all things social and online-related. She’s much better at keeping things up-to-date than we are! And Chloe will be the one who takes *your* photographs and adds them into our new 3191 Album (this project is set to go online in late-November, stay tuned). Taking these tasks on as a side-job while she gets her degree in art, Chloe works with us from the great city of Chicago.
And you can always contact Stephanie (scb(at)3191milesapart.com) and myself (mav(at)3191milesapart.com) via email as well. It might take us some time to get back to you but we promise that we do read your notes and are very grateful for them. Cheers, all!