cookbooks that have a paperback type binding, consider taking them to a
print shop or large office supply store that has a printing service.
You can have the covers laminated and the book spiral bound. This will
extend the life of the book and prevent the paperback binding from
failing. If you are like me, you have seen paperback books with pages
falling out. I have begun binding all of my favorite reference and cook
books. The end result is a very durable binding and I am not able to
open the books flat without concern of the binding. You can also use
this idea with any paperback book such as lesson manuals for Sunday
School, devotions, or even your kids' homeschool workbooks.
Just an idea!