5 Convenient Ways to Store Your Favorite Cookbooks

5 Convenient Ways to Store Your Favorite Cookbooks

Alyssa Longobucco
Feb 21, 2018
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We all have our favorite go-to cookbooks — the ones we just can't live without and seem to check almost as often as we check our Instagram. Know what we're talking about? Then you know how annoying it is to constantly grab them from your bookshelf or move them from one place to another as you work around them.

Here are five fun and stylish ideas for storing those cookbooks that you use all the time. The books you use less often? Well, they can stay on your bookshelves.

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1. Display them bookstore-style.

For an insanely chic solution, try storing a few cookbooks facing out on a series of shelves, as they would typically be displayed in a bookstore or specialty store. Bonus: This is a great way to utilize an awkward or snug corner where cabinets might not fit.

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2. Stack them on a windowsill.

A slim window frame, like this one in the Boston kitchen of Farm & Fable's Abby Ruettgers, is perfect for filing away your collection of go-to cookbooks. If you don't want to fill your entire windowsill, you can use a bookend to hold up a few or just pile up a small stack horizontally.

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3. Arrange them on the counter.

The counters in this Nashville home have a ton on them, yet they don't seem cluttered and there's still plenty of room to work. Keep a dozen of your favorite cookbooks on the counter and they'll always be within arm's reach when you need them.

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4. Turn baskets into shelves.

Even if you don't have room for some full-on shelves or a bookcase, we're guessing you can find a few feet of wall that can house a wire basket or two. Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof hung these in her kitchen and we can't wait to steal the idea. You should too — just make sure they are well-anchored into a stud. And that the baskets are big enough for your favorite books before you hang them.

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5. Stash them on a utility cart.

Whether you have a RASKOG cart, a coffee station, or a bar cart, those sorts of pieces are just screaming for a stack (or three) of books. Just look at this stylish setup from Hillary Dixler.

How do you store your most frequently used cookbooks?

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