• Favorite Recipes Press 2008 Cookbook Awards – Winner
  • 17th Annual TABASCO® Community Cookbook Awards – South Regional Winner
  • The Eric Hoffer Awards for Independent Books – Winner in the Home Category
  • National Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards – Winner in the Cookbook Category
  • USA Book News National Best Book Awards 2007 – Finalist in the General Cookbook Category
  • ForeWord Magazine 2006 Book Awards – Finalist in the Cooking Category


Junior League cookbooks are an American tradition. The Junior League of Birmingham has published three classic and collectible cookbooks: MagicFood for Thought, and Tables of Content. Proceeds from cookbook sales support the JLB’s community projects.

Our most recent cookbook, TABLES OF CONTENT, is presented as a hardback coffee-table book, filled with gorgeous images of Birmingham and award-winning recipes. We have limited numbers of Tables of Content available in the JLB Gift Shop.  You can purchase individual copies of Tables of Content, in the JLB Gift Shop, for $26.

MAGIC is the JLB’s first cookbook. Unfortunately, this cookbook is out of print, and we are out of stock. This cookbook is packed full of those classic suppertime favorites that you won’t find anywhere else. Busy cooks appreciate the frequent ‘make ahead’ directions throughout. Color-coded meal sections along with a lay-flat spiral binding make finding and following a favorite recipe “like magic!” It has been a staple in our moms’ kitchens for years!

FOOD FOR THOUGHT, the “official” cookbook of Birmingham, Ala. is a sumptuous medley of contemporary recipes and southern favorites. Each chapter opens with an essay from one of Birmingham’s celebrated authors interpreting his or her vision of “a taste of the South”. A cookbook for all the senses. Unfortunately, this cookbook is out of print, and we are out of stock. If you find one somewhere…lucky you!

Located just inside the front door of JLB Headquarters, the JLB Gift Shop is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on nights when large JLB Meetings or Special Events are held.

If you have questions about the Junior League Cookbooks, please email the JLB Gift Shop.