86 Middle Street
Portland, ME
America   04101

Tel: 207-774-1044
Fax: 207-774-1055
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Mon-Thur: 11am - 5:30pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 7pm
Sun: 11am - 4pm


About The Store

Rabelais serves up fine books about food, wine, farming and gardening. We carry a sizable stock of rare, out-of-print and new books, alongside prints, photographs and more, all concerned with the pleasures of the senses. We host author signings, art exhibitions and other events.

You can find thousands of books on food and wine, from comfortable old favorites to haute cuisine, from southern fried chicken to molecular gastronomy. The emphasis is on books for the serious cook, or for the armchair epicure. Rabelais also serves those inclined toward thirst. We have books on first growth wines and home beer brewing, cocktail culture and saloon society. We're very pleased to be serving the professional chefs and cooks of Portland and beyond, and involved with Maine's Food community through organizations including the Maine Organic Farmer and Gardner Association and Slow Food Portland.

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