OK, I've done a few cookbook culls in recent years, but I still have too many cookbooks I'm not using. These are books I've cooked from and loved, but just don't have the time or head space for right now. I hope that will change in the next few years and that I'll be ready to cook from these books in a few years.
I'd like to box these beloved books up for a while to make some space.
Honest question: what is the best way to pack up books for storage?
Do I lie them flat or on their spines or what? Cardboard boxes or plastic totes? Also, I'd like store them in the basement, because that's where I have space, but like most basements, it can get pretty damp (even though we run a dehumidifier throughout the spring and summer). Is there a way to protect them from mildew by putting silica packets in there or something? And, finally, any thoughts on the optimal sized boxes?