I used to keep my cookery books on top of the cupboards in a row, like how one puts them on a bookshelf. Gradually I needed the top of the cupboards for jars of flour, tea....... so I now keep the cookery books on a bookshelp in the livingroom.
I stick handy receipes which I almost always have the ingrentients for on the kitchen wall.
Mine are in the computer room and have 3 shelves just for them........I poached what I wanted for K. and periodically get emailed by the "KIDS" desperately needing recipes........such power............
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.