Heirloom Book Co., a cookbook shop with a sense of community
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Equal parts collectible shop, new-title showcase, and salon for cookbook lovers, Heirloom Book Co. opened in April and has become a sought-after resource ever since. In November, Bon Appetit magazine named it one of the seven best culinary book stores in the country. So many chefs and cookbook authors want to book events there that co-owners Brad Norton, Carlye Dougherty, and Bryan Lewis are adding a kitchen to accommodate them. At a time when cookbooks are in the same precarious position as the rest of publishing, Heirloom rides the wave of popular interest in all things culinary. “We opened a shop to do what we liked and hoped others would like it, too. It’s become more that what we expected,’’ says Dougherty.