Most cookbook holders sit on the counter. They take up valuable counter space, but that is a small price to pay for having your cookbook or recipe sitting next to you in an easy-to-read spot. That being said, if you could still have easy access to a recipe as you cook without giving up the counter space, it would be a huge plus. This is the main selling feature of the Cooknook Cookbook Holder. The Cooknook mounts right under your cabinets, where it easily holds most cookbooks (maybe not some of the really huge ones!) off the counter and where it is easy to read. There is even a magnetic plate at the front of the holder where you can pin up recipes that aren’t in cookbooks, whether you’re using a family recipe scribbled down on a recipe card or a page torn from a magazine.
I’d probably keep this out all the time, propping the next cookbook I plan on using in it even when I’m not cooking, but if you don’t want to clutter your kitchen up, you should also know that this holder will fold up underneath the cabinet that it has been attached to to keep it out of the way when you’re not using it.