We're constantly checking out cookbooks from the library which is great, but at the same...not so great. You can try out all the recipes, browse through the pictures, and decide whether the recipes work for you or not, all without having to shell out a ton of money (cookbooks are pricey). However, you have to to keep them clean (so hard in our kitchen), and when you find a cookbook you really like you incur a lot of late fines because you don't want to return it!
One such cookbook that we've been holding onto for far to long is the Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers cookbook. Steve and I are always trying to find delicious meals that don't revolve meat, which is hard to do when you live in a meat-centric country. We try whenever we can to eat at least 3 or 4 dinners a week without any meat, but that means we've had to be creative because beans can get tiring really fast. This book is great for that and what's even better is the recipes are quick and simple. The best feature though: it pairs things together for you, so when you look up curried tofu w/tomatoes, it tells you that coconut rice is a good side for it.
This is a great, filling, and quick weeknight meal.