How to Choose the Right Book Holder or reading Stand
Great gifts for avid readers.
Book holders can be great in so many situations, reading in bed, holding a recipe to keep dirty fingers off the pages, reading on your treadmill to help the miles fly by, reading when recuperating from a broken or sore arm and even for the elderly. I purchased the bookseat left for my mother to use when reading in bed. She loves it and reads much more often now as her hands do not tire holding up the pages.
I have the Clear Solutions kitchen stand and I love it. No more wet or greasy marks in my recipes. Next on my shopping list is an ipad stand similar to the book seat that I got mum.
There are so many options, wooden stands, bean bag and foam stands, metal and iron stands, stands that collapse to fold flat and many more. Check out my list of stands and holders for all purposes and I am sure you will find one to suit your reading needs.
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Stands for Reading in Bed
Peeramid Bookrest - Lots of colors and patterns available
This holder is made from comfortable microfibre fabric. It is best suited to softbacks and e-readers as I have found that it struggled with larger hard covers but I love using it with my ipad. It comes in Kiwi navy, blue, burgundy, sage green, light blue, Asian green, cheetah, jungle and red orange.
The main benefit is that it is very lightweight so perfect for recuperating in hospital or relaxing in bed. It also makes a great gift to post to grandma.
Product size: 13 x 8 x 13 inches ; 12 ounces
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LAP PRO iPad pillow - suitable for all tablets and e-readers
This lightweight pillow is a great holder. It great for travelling as it has a pocket that you can slip your ipad or e-reader or charger in.
Cookbook and recipe stands and holders
Clear Jumbo Cookbook stand - Voted best recipe stand by Cooks Illustrated
Made in the USA this cherry wood and acrylic stand is easy to clean and very durable. It is also extremely versatile and can hold single sheet of paper or large cookbooks with ease.
My favorite thing about this stand is that you can fold down the plastic front making it super easy to turn the pages without removing the book from the stand. You then fold the stand back up protecting the pages from splashes and marks.
Size: Acrylic front measures: 15.75" X 12". base measures: 15.75" X 6".
Oxo Cookbook Holder - Suits books, magazines and tablet computers.
This holder is very easy to use and folds flat for easy storage when not in use. I own quite a few Oxo products and they are all very durable. This stand will hold most size books, magazines and even single pages.
The stand is fully washable and comes nicely package so great for gift giving.
I love how easy this stand is to clean and pack away. It is very lightweight so a good choice for posting. The acrylic cover protects the pages from damage while you are cooking.
Product size: 1.8 x 9 x 12.6 inches ; weight 1.5 pounds
iPad cookbook stand - The perfect holder for your i-Pad while you cook
If you love to cook and you own an ipad chances are you have lots of recipes bookmarks and cooking apps saved. Cookbook stands for tablets are almost a necessity if you want to save your new device from spills and flour and all sorts of mess.
This stand comes with a stylus so you can keep your screen clean while you cook. It has a non-slip base to stop it from sliding off the bench-top and can hold your iPad upright or flatter like a book.
Stands for Treadmills
Reading Racks for Treadmills and Stationary bikes
This Amazonman fits most work out machines. Holds books and ipads well so that they stay still while you are working out.
It holds books, magazine, tablets, and ipods. Sturdy construction.
Product size: 9" x 1"- one end 1-1/2" wide and the other end that hangs over the console/display is 2-1/2"
Best choices for the Elderly
The Book Seat - Great for hands free reading
The bookseat is like a bean bag for your book. It features a perspex page holder to keep your book in place and a handy pocket to hold your reading glasses.
There are lots of different bean bag book holders but this one is extremely well made and very comfortable to use.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
Some more great choices
This is a great travelling holder. It fits easily in your bag and weighs nothing so it's great gift to post to family and friends. Pocket-sized book holder, portable book stand and bookmark rolled into one.
You can use it as a book holder to keep the pages open while you are reading or as a book stand to hold a book or i-Pad.
Great for reading in the bath, keep the pages dry while reading.