Originally Posted by Candeka
I would suggest your local library. Even if you don't check any out, it gives you the chance to browse LOTS of different options (more than bookstores might have). If you do decide to check a couple out, it will give you the chance to try them and go thoroughly through them without buying them first.
This! You can always scan or write down your favorite recipes. Admittedly, a few cookbooks I got, I have only used maybe a handful or two's worth of recipes from them and they are like 500+ so hence me seconding Candeka's suggestion.