The Chronicle reports that Omnivore Books will open November 8 at 3885-A Cesar Chavez St.
Omnivore Books, the brainchild of Celia Sack, a rare book enthusiast and home cook, will carry everything from 200-year-old collectible cookbooks and food history tomes to books about agriculture, wine and cocktails. The collection will include signed volumes from M.F.K. Fisher, James Beard and Julia Child.What the Chron didn't report is that Celia Sack is co-owner of Noe Valley Pet Company. NV Pet Co took over this space last year when Art Garden vacated. At the time, they said their plan was to use the space for storage and as an office. We're glad to see that they opened it up to retail.
There will be sections for hard-to-find titles, the latest cookbooks and one for professional chefs. "This is a store for both people who love food and people who love books," writes Sack in a statement.
The store is set in a 1930s butcher shop, and Sack incorporates some of the original equipment - a scale, antique fixtures and the original wooden counters - with her own collection of cooking artifacts. Sack also hopes to feature author and chef guest appearances throughout the year.
3885-A Cesar Chavez @ Church
Opening November 8, 2008
[SF Chron: Inside Scoop]
[Noe Valley Pet Company]