What's Cooking at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks this Spring


Dear You,

We've been busy bees the last few weeks, preparing an array of events for your enjoyment. In the next couple of months we are featuring some lovely new Spring books and their authors as well as a few of our favourite Classics.

Click here  for a full listing of our events, or click each link below for individual listings.

Sincerely, Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks


For You Mom, A Tea Event Sunday, May 4, 2 p.m.

This afternoon we will be serving tea and goodies while our friends from Tealeaves  talk about tea: the ritual, steeping tips and tasting notes. Each person will take home Barbara-Jo Blend tea and Maw Broon's Afternoon Tea Book. 


 The Sobo Cookbook Launch Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m.

Sobo Chef/Owner Lisa Ahier is in the shop tonight to celebrate her restaurant's new book. Lisa will read from the book, demonstrate a recipe, and sign everyone's books. 


Delicious! CBC North by Northwest Taping Friday, May 23, 4 p.m.

Ruth Reichl, formerly the restaurant critic for the New York Times and Editor in Chief of Gourmet Magazine will be in the shop today to tape an interview with Sheryl McKay for CBC's North by Northwest Cooking Club.


 Celebrate the Classics Series: Clarissa's Comfort Food Sunday, June 8, 5 p.m.

Clarissa Dickson Wright is the focus of our attention for this Sunday Supper. We will celebrate the much loved English TV personality, author and once-upon-a-time Edinburgh cookbook shop owner with a meal from her book, Clarissa's Comfort Food.


 Olive Odyssey Book Launch Saturday, May 10, 2 p.m.

Join us for the book launch of Olive Odyssey, including a reading by author Julie Angus, an olive oil tasting and booksigning.


The Sobo Cookbook Dinner Friday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.

Sobo Chef/Owner Lisa Ahier will be in the shop again to celebrate the new book from her Tofino restaurant with a tasty dinner.


A Slice of Molly, Delancey and pizza Monday, May 26, 6 p.m.

Molly Wizenberg joins us in the shop tonight to celebrate the publication of her second book, Delancey with a reading, a Q&A, a slice of pizza and a book signing.


A Book Launch and Anniversary Wednesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.

Tonight we gather in the shop to celebrate two things: Don Genova's new book, and his wedding anniversary. Don and his wife were married in our Yaletown shop!


Feasting Days - A Royal Grilling Feast Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.

Why not celebrate Queen Victoria's Birthday with a decadent Royal Grilling Feast? Chef Glenys Morgan will teach the tricks to grilling foods with intense flavours, cooked to juicy perfection over the fire.


Delicious! Book Launch at The Vancouver Club Thursday, May 22, 6 p.m.

Ruth Reichl will launch her new book at The Vancouver Club with a reception, reading and Q & A.


Celebrate the Classics Series-Home Cooking Sunday, June 1, 5 p.m.

Tonight's Sunday Supper features two books by one of our favourite writers: Laurie Colwin. Chef Glenys Morgan will cook from Home Cooking and More Home Cooking.


The Accidental Baker: Reading and Booksigning Wednesday, July 9, 6 p.m.

Author Barbara Miachika will be in the shop tonight to read from her book, The Accidental Baker: A Cake for Every Crisis, answer questions and demonstrate a recipe