Storing spiral bound books

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Storing spiral bound books

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1TLCrawford
Mar 5, 2010, 11:08am

I am finally getting some decent shelves and should have room for some of my cookbooks in the library but I need suggestions about shelving / storing spiral bound cookbooks. The nicer pamphlets I have I put in hanging files but I have no good way to store the ‘better’ spiral bound cookbooks I have. By better I do not mean that they have any financial value, just that I would like to keep them around. Does anybody have any ideas? How do you store your spiral bound cookbooks?

2beatles1964
Edited: Jul 22, 2011, 8:01am

I would suggest you use some Princteton Files like a Public Library uses to keep their Magazines and Journals
in an upright position. I think you could Probably buy some at a local Home Depot or Office Depot or maybe order
them through a catalog that specializes in Office materials.

Beatles1964

3benjclark
Jul 22, 2011, 11:20am

Get a free catalog from Gaylord-- they'll have several options:
http://www.gaylord.com/

4TLCrawford
Jul 22, 2011, 2:57pm

Thanks for the ideas. I had put those cookbooks out of my mind but now I guess I have to do something with them.

5kerrlm
Edited: Jul 28, 2011, 3:33pm

I have a collection of Time-Life Foods of the World. The spiral bound recipe booklets tend to unwind and get tangled together. Any hints? Presently, they are stacked to lessen the tangling.

6MaureenRoy
Jan 31, 2012, 2:22pm

A standard 1" binder with an interior sleeve would also house spiral cookbooks nicely. Add a label to the outside edge of the binder. Otherwise, look thru a recent Brodart catalog for storage ideas, or ask the vendors at the next library conference you attend.