I like collecting cookbooks, and my collection has grown quite a bit in the last year. When we built our house we had shelves built in on one side of our island. For a while they weren't even filled up. Then earlier this year they started to overflow, and I just started pushing them to the back until one day the weight of the books caused the top shelf to fall down bringing all of my cookbooks with it. So, then I moved the ones I don't use to a cabinet and started stacking them. That left my shelves looking nice:
Recently I've also started getting cake decorating books, but since I really didn't have a good place for them I just put them in the container in my pantry with all of my supplies. A couple weeks ago after signing up for a baking class taught by Nick Malgieri I thought it might be nice to try out some of his recipes from other cookbooks first. I went to Borders to get Perfect Light Desserts with a coupon and happened to find The Modern Baker for only $5.99 as well so that added two more to the mix. So, my pile in the cabinet was growing so I figured I needed a better place for them at some point.
I was in one of our spare bedrooms last week and realized there was a large corner shelf that was pretty close to the color of our cabinets not being used. It was one that my MIL stained so even though we didn't have a good place for it we didn't just get rid of it. So, today I finally decided to move it into the corner of the breakfast room, and I put all of my baking and cake decorating books on there. It works out perfectly because most of them are very pretty books anyway. Right now it's a little sparse, but I'm sure that will change.