Since I'm aiming to completely empty and remove the bookcase that I began working on yesterday, and which held these recipe books, I have moved the keepers to the bigger 9-cube bookcase I mostly emptied a few days ago. There they take up 2 cube shelves.
I plan to make a point of USING these recipes over the next few months, and then making copies of the recipes that really work for us, to form our own personal family recipe book - and then eliminate the original books.
I'm aiming to have recipes arranged for 30 days for each season - eg 30 main meals for Spring, 30 for Summer, and so on, making 120 in total, based on seasonally available foods, along with breakfasts, lunches, etc.
This will mean easier planning, good variety, lower cost and higher nutrition.
How many cookbooks do you have?