“Back in 2018, Broccoli talked to a literary agent about making a weed book. That particular agent said that she didn’t see a market for it.
Now, everyone reading this newsletter would’ve known in 2018 that the aforementioned literary agent was wrong, and an ever-expanding list of genre-spanning titles is quietly demonstrating that the market for cannabis-themed books may be broader than publishing execs realize. Read on for a recap of an arena ripe with resinous opportunity.
PS: Some of the book links here are connected to Broccoli’s Bookshop profile, so if you order a book via our links, you’ll be supporting indie bookstores and we may get a little affiliate kickback.
Culinary guides and cannabis cookbooks are dominating the lifestyle realm of cannabis books. Bong Appétit by the editors of Vice’s MUNCHIES has been a standby in the space since 2018, and The Art of Weed Butter, Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey’s socially-conscious guide to cooking with cannabis, is already on its second printing. Chef and healer Livvie Vasquez has an e-book on edibles, infusion, and absorption called Smart Infusion, and Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen by Stephanie Hua and Coreen Carroll (another Chronicle title) focuses on easily dosed, bite-sized creations. The Cannabis Apothecary is a recipe book and guide for using cannabinoids in general from acclaimed cannabis chef Laurie Wolf, and Jamie Hall’s Alternative Alchemy features recipes that incorporate herbs and adaptogens like ashwagandha root powder along with CBD oil. …”
Read the full article by Lauren Yoshiko at the Broccoli Report.
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