Culinarian Bookshop is an independent online bookselling business, focused on promoting wellness in the community with Books on Food. Culinarian Bookshop offers a collection of fictional and non-fictional food literature along with featured author events, book club meetings and cooking classes. All is curated with the mission of helping families and the next generation to have a healthy connection to food and grow a love of reading.
Culinarian Bookshop is in its infancy phase run solely by its owner, Emely Hernandez, a
Peruvian American woman raised in Sonoma County. Long-term plans are to open a brick-and-mortar shop where the community can join in person for cooking classes, book club meetings and author talks. In the meantime, these events can still be enjoyed at local pop-ups and online.
Emely, grew up in Petaluma, graduated from Sonoma State University with her Bachelor’s in Nursing and has worked in Public Health since 2008 as a Public Health Nurse. She began her college track as an English major with a desire to teach English as a second language then quickly was drawn to the health sciences. Now, today she gets to marry these two passions with her niche bookstore. While working as a nurse, Emely, found herself involved in, volunteer work feeding the community, a culinary sales group, flying across several states just to visit a Cookbook Store, along with building an extensive cookbook library and finally ended up completing a yearlong Culinary Certificate Program at the San Francisco Cooking School. All these moments in her life when stirred together, helped her to create her Culinarian Bookshop Dream.
Culinarian Bookshop is a member of the Nationwide organization, American Bookseller Association, which provides support and keeps us up to date on topics related to the book industry. Culinarian Bookshop aims to provide a community space where Bookish Foodies can come and find books and events that will support them in growing their knowledge around food topics, skills in the kitchen, and a joy from reading. Since food literature touches almost all aspects of life, you can look forward to a wide selection of books on farming, animal husbandry, travel, history, business, art, and fiction, too, all curated with a food lens.