If you still fumble about with your cookbook while craning your neck to read ingredients, you need to stop messing around and get a cookbook holder. In most cases, they’re not that expensive, and they help free up a little more counter space so your culinary art skills have room to flourish. The Sagaform Cookbook Holder is a quite decent choice at $25, as is the Lipper Bamboo Holder at $18.53 (pictured below). You’d also do well to consider an acrylic shield option to protect your books from splatters and spills. More shown below.
Above: Sagaform Cookbook Holder
Size: 13.8″ x 10.2″ x 3.9″
Design: Sagaform Design Group
Lipper 8825 Bamboo Cookbook Holder, $18.53
13.25″ x 11.5″ x 8.5″ high
Lipper International Bamboo and Acrylic Cookbook Holder, $21.35
4.5″d x 7.5″w x 5″h
Glass & Stainless-Steel Cookbook Holder, $39.95
14″ x 5″ x 9 1/2″h.
Note that this one displays U.S. and metric equivalent measures.