I have too many cookbooks. I have tried different solutions to this "problem". Actually, HAVING the cookbooks is not a problem, as I love my cookbooks, and I really use them. I have weeded out anything I can part with, but the STORAGE of the books is the problem!
I already have two small bookcases in my kitchen. I moved three shelves of cookbooks to my casita shelves, and got rid of LOTS of therapy books (my interns were happy to take them off my hands). I hate going outside to the casita to look for a recipe.
I had to think OUTSIDE the BOX! With a little assembly help from Brad, there are two new bookcases in our great room that form a sofa table behind the couch, steps from the kitchen where I use them, so I moved all the ITALIAN cookbooks there. See where that spring basket went?
I now have a baking/dessert section on the kitchen shelves, and only half a shelf of books left in the casita.