If you were poking around in your mum or grandmas kitchen at any point of the 19th century, you’d probably come across a Be-Ro cooking book.
Alternatively, you may be involved in a cleanup operation or enjoy finding books that will make you some extra cash. Luckily, you are right! You can make money from selling Be-Ro books, and we’re going to show you which copies fetch the most money.
The company was founded as a tea and grocery company in 1875 by Thomas Bell – who produced the world’s first self-raising flour.
When Be-Ro released their self-raising flour in 1923, the recipe book was given out for free to help lower-income families create meals with the flour and raise its popularity (plain flour was the main choice in the early 1900s).
In more traditional times, the books were aimed at housewives and their daughters, when women did most of the home cooking and baking while men were at work.
Their retro branding and pocket-sizing make them stand-out, as most modern cooking books are bigger and usually contain photographs of the food within the pages.
The books would have been passed down or given as gifts when women moved out of the family home when they were married.
The books are still produced today and are in its 41st edition – but they are nowhere near as popular as they were.
While the books ignite a feeling of nostalgia in some people – the recipes are backdated as the technology we use, the science of cooking at more advanced recipes are more appealing to modern bakers and cooks. The images in the book don’t stimulate the senses like modern cookbooks and videos!
Yes! Keep scrolling and we’ll show you our top ten in-demand Be-Ro cookbooks, so get searching through your mum’s loft and see if you can dig any out! Here are some of our most in-demand Be-Ro books:
Can’t see your Be-Ro book on this list? There’s still a chance we may take it, browse the We Buy Books catalogue and see if you can find it there. If you still don’t have any luck, you can call us on 01706 248281 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll tell you whether we’re accepting the book.
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