Best Book Stands

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 16, 2017
Read a lot and be healthy! With one of the items in our book stand review, you will save your back and neck from aching when you immerse yourself into your favorite worlds for long hours. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
MATERIAL
TILT ANGLE
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
PAGE HOLDER
 
PROS
When folded, this book stand takes up very little space, making it possible for you to carry it around and store without any difficulties. Also, the width of the Camino book stand for reading is adjustable.
CONS
For flat hard surface only.
OUR VERDICT
Camino Multi-Purpose book stand is designed in a way that allows you to use it for a variety of objects. Books of wide range of sizes, tablets, mobile phones, and even laptops will sit conveniently on this stand.
detailed parameters
MATERIAL
ABS plastic and aluminum
TILT ANGLE
15° – 70° (7 positions)
DIMENSIONS
9.4" x 2.75" x 0.8"
WEIGHT
0.55 lbs
PAGE HOLDER
Two adjustable plastic clips hold the pages in the middle
PROS
The clips are fixed to the springs at the bottom of the wood book stand and hold pages really well. And with a large choice of positions, you can adjust the book stand at the most comfortable angle.
CONS
Wood is sensible to moisture.
OUR VERDICT
Classy wood book stand will look great and elegant on any desk. Nice Production INP-101-O Book Stand is large and heavy, thus, it is perfect for big books like encyclopedias.
detailed parameters
MATERIAL
Wood and plastic
TILT ANGLE
0° – 90° (15 positions)
DIMENSIONS
11.5" x 8.2" x 1.46", 12.8" x 9" x 1.46", 15.6" x 10.4" x 1.46"
WEIGHT
1.4 lbs 1.5 lbs 1.8 lbs
PAGE HOLDER
Two metal clips with rubber-covered ends
PROS
The fabric of this big book holder is very nice to the touch, and the polystyrene beads inside help it take any shape more comfortable for you.
CONS
The cleaning is needed from time to time.
OUR VERDICT
The material and the changeable shape make this book holder a comfortable device for reading in bed, on the sofa, in a car or just on your lap. When needed, it can also be used as a small pillow.
detailed parameters
MATERIAL
Fabric
TILT ANGLE
0° – 90°
DIMENSIONS
12.8" x 9.2" x 5.2"
WEIGHT
0.55 lbs
PAGE HOLDER
Clear perspex screen holds the bottom of the book
PROS
OXO recipe book stand opens automatically, making it much easier to set the book. A big clear plastic screen covers the whole book, flattening the pages. To turn pages with one hand, just pull down the book holder's screen.
CONS
Sometimes, it might slide on the counter.
OUR VERDICT
This cookery book stand is a perfect choice for those who like to read or watch video from the tablet while cooking. A book or a tablet will be securely held behind the book holder's screen, protected from any splatters that may occur.
detailed parameters
MATERIAL
Plastic and steel
TILT ANGLE
0° – 45°
DIMENSIONS
11" x 8.5" x 2"
WEIGHT
0.5 lbs
PAGE HOLDER
Clear plastic splatter screen holds the whole book
PROS
A simple tilting mechanism allows you to change the book position in this book holder for reading really fast. The weight the BST-09 book stand can hold is up to 10 lbs.
CONS
You will need to lift the book to turn pages.
OUR VERDICT
This book holder will be a great purchase for students to use it for textbooks, notebooks, or magazines. It is very sturdy, it has a good tilting angle choice, and it is quite affordable.
detailed parameters
MATERIAL
PVC+ABS plastic
TILT ANGLE
0° – 80°
DIMENSIONS
10.5" x 7.9" x 3"
WEIGHT
0.71 lbs
PAGE HOLDER
Two plastic clips hold the bottom part of the book

What is a Book Stand

It goes without saying you that reading is good for you. It became a common knowledge a long time ago that reading improves brain functioning and memory, speeds up intellectual processes, and can even forestall the Alzheimer's. And that's just half of the deal. Reading is also interesting, and this is often even more important. You can read a good engaging book for hours and hours, unable to tear yourself away. And that can actually be bad for your health. If you have ever read for several hours in a row, you know how it feels afterward. Your back and neck start to hurt, spoiling your mood and decreasing the joy the book have gifted you with. The reason for that is that we rarely hold books the right way when we read. But this will change now. With one of our 5 best book stands you will be able to read for quite a long time without feeling any discomfort. Book holders make it possible to choose the most comfortable and healthy position, and they will also free your hands. They contribute to a good back posture when your kids read their textbooks. And the variety offered on the market is so wide that you will definitely find the one that is best for you and every member of your family.

Book lovers have it tough sometimes, as carrying tons of your favorite books to the workplace or for reading on-the-go is impossible. For these passionate readers, we would recommend e-readers. Even though personally for us the feeling of the book in hands, its smell, and pages texture are hard to beat, still e-readers are great too. These modern gadgets allow you to store a great number of books in electronic versions, and nowadays the screens are safer for the eyesight than even the printed books.

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What Features to Compare

So, let's start looking for a book stand for reading. What are the most important features here? First, it's the Size and Material. Think about where and for what you intend to use a book stand. The variety of book stands offered includes plastic models, or metal, wooden ones, those made from fabric and even glass. Every material has its own undeniable benefits but you need to decide what kind is the most befitting in your case. For example, the plastic book holder stands are perfect for everyday use in any place, they are lightweight, low-maintenance and can be of any color. Wooden book holders are environment-friendly, look impressive and are pretty nice to the touch. But they are bad with moisture, so you better use them inside the house. The book holders made of fabric are hard to damage and they change the shape according to your needs, sit firm even on soft surfaces like your bed or lap, but they require periodical cleaning, as any fabric does. Metal models are very durable and sturdy, provide good stability, but weigh slightly more. The glass book holders look astonishingly good and are really hard to smear for good, but the fragile housing is more suited for desktop use or just as a decor element. Talking about size, think about the books you tend to read. If you are into law or medicine, or just often read really heavy textbooks, you will need a big book holder that will endure a great load. But for a light novel lover or someone who reads small-sized books, this may be too much, they will prefer smaller models.

Next, let us explore the Options the book stand provides. Be sure to ask a seller if the book holder for reading makes it possible to change the angle and what the range is. This way you will greatly decrease the load on your neck and back muscles, so the reading will only bring you joy instead of tiredness and fatigue. A wide variety of angles enables all your family to use a book holder stand by adjusting it according to each member's height. There should be a clip to hold the book in place and prevent the pages from turning on their own. Transparent plastic or glass screens instead of just clips let you see the whole page and turn pages with one hand but might limit the book thickness that fits in. Book stands with moving clips can hold very thick books, but hide some portions of text, thus slowing you down a little.

When you have decided on what size and options you would like to have in your book holder for reading, remember to inquire about the features that increase its Convenience of Use. You may find it really handy to fold the book stand for storage and carrying around. Or what about the additional rubber legs or other supports to add to the stability? These features are pretty good, we think. Learn if you can use a tablet or a phone with a book holder, it will widen the functions range by times. And, of course, talk about the book stand's weight as the lighter the device is, the easier it is to carry around.

That's about all the most important stuff to consider when buying a book stand for reading. Next, we offer you a book stand review of 5 most popular gadgets as of today. Choose the best one for yourself.

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Camino MB-10

Size and Material

The Camino Folding & "Transforming" Multi-Purpose Stand features a housing made of aluminum covered with black ABS plastic. Thanks to this, the recipe book stand is very durable, resistant to water and UV-rays. Consequently, you will be able to use this model of a cookery book stand both in your kitchen and outside your house. When you fold it, the Camino book stand for reading becomes mere 9.4" x 2.75" x 0.8", so taking it with you on a trip or putting it on a bookshelf to other books will not cause any inconvenience.

Options

It often happens that reading a book and reading from a tablet requires different positions. With a simple yet reliable mechanism, using this book stand for reading, you will have the option of adjusting the viewing angle. There are 7 different positions within 15° to 70° range. The folding feature makes this book stand really convenient as you can unfold it just to the width you need and no bigger. So, any book size is good, as well as a tablet, a smartphone, or a laptop. The adjustable plastic page holders keep the pages in place but make it extremely easy to turn them with a single move.

Convenience of Use

This one is a general-purpose book stand for reading. Setting your tablet or smartphone will be no more difficult than setting a book, and you will comfortably read your news feed, watch photos and video, or whatever you do with your gadgets. The book stand unfolds to be large enough for a laptop of up to 17" in diagonal. With its rubberized grip at the bottom ends, you won't have to worry that it might slide off your desk even if it's glass. And you won't even notice that you carry it around for it is really lightweight, just 0.55 lbs!

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Camino Multi-Stand
Camino MB-10
Camino MB-10
 

Nice Production INP-101-O

Size and Material

The manufacturer offers this model of Nice Production INP-101-O book stand for reading in three sizes: 11.5" x 8.2", 12.8" x 9", and 15.6" x 10.4" (the 1.46" thickness is the same for all three). This way, you will be able to choose the one that is better suited for your needs, be it small-sized paperback novels or large medical encyclopedias. What is more to say, this book stand will add a fine touch to any decor with its classic wooden body. It is pleasant to touch and completely environment-friendly. If you care about our mother nature, this is the best book stand you can get.

Options

You will have a choice between 15 different positions from 0° to 90° to decide what angle you want to read at. Therefore, whether you sit at your desk or a dinner table, you will still feel comfortable and avoid any back or neck pain. There are two page holders at the bottom corners of the book stand. They will hold the pages steady whatever the book size is. This model of a wood book stand handles thin music sheets with the same care as thick hardcover books. It is unbelievably good.

Convenience of Use

The clips for holding pages are made of metal, so they are sturdy and reliable. And for these clips to not tear the thin book pages with sharp edges, the manufacturer provided rubberized caps for them. This wood book stand is more than good for holding not only books, but tablets, smartphones, and e-Books. There are rubber backings and feet to provide better stability. If you wish to take the book stand with you when you travel, it can be folded to take up less space. You can easily put it into your bag or desk drawer if you don't feel like taking it with you.

Nice Production INP-101-O
Nice Production INP-101-O
 

The Book Seat BS01.Grey

Size and Material

Rather than calling this a "book stand" the manufacturer have chosen to name this book holder a "book seat". And did it for a reason. This book holder is made of 190gsm faux suede, meaning it is a fabric item. It looks like a soft pyramid. Owing to such design, you can use this book holder in places where any traditional book stand will be impossible to settle. For example, on your bed or couch, in a train, in a car or on the board of a plane. Any small to medium-sized books will be securely held in the Book Seat. Large-sized but thin books are okay too.

Options

Inside this bed book holder is filled with polystyrene beads which allow it to take almost any shape and hold it for a long time. Therefore, you will easily set your book in any position and at any angle you are comfortable with. The perspex screen holds the book's bottom so that the pages are flat. The screen is transparent and the text under it can be seen clearly. Lifting the book to see the bottom lines will be unnecessary. And you can turn the pages with one hand, which is really convenient.

Convenience of Use

With its soft filling, fabric body, and shape you can use this book holder for reading as a pillow. For example, if you need one during a trip. Also, it has a small pocket. You can place your reading glasses there, or a mobile phone, a remote control, or some other tiny things. When you place a book into this bed book holder, you can fix its position with an elastic string and a clip that hold the screen. This allows you to set books of various thickness and press them with an appropriate effort. Carrying this book holder around is also really simple owing to its loop handle. And, with this type of handle, you can even hang the holder for books on a hook when you don't use it.

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The Book Seat
The Book Seat BS01.Grey
The Book Seat BS01.Grey
 

OXO Cookbook Holder

Size and Material

Made of extra-strong plastic, OXO Good Grips Pop-Up Cookbook Holder is well resistant to most of the mechanical damage and various contaminations. Also, owing to this material it is extremely easy to clean. This cookery book stand is white color, so it will look good in any interior. The 8.5" x 11" size enables laying books of almost any size on it, be it a small notebook, a paperback novel, or a full-sized world recipes book.

Options

The distinguishing feature of this cookery book stand is its big clear screen that holds the whole book instead of just the bottom points. This way, the pages flatten and you will easily read the text from almost any angle. It is really helpful when used in the kitchen; you can read the book or the recipe while cooking, the holder's screen will protect the book pages or a tablet screen from water and batter splatters, flour or dough, or from berries that otherwise could leave stains in the book. And the up to 45° tilting angle makes the reading extremely comfortable.

Convenience of Use

You can fold this cookery book holder, transforming it into a slim 2" book sized item. Then, you can just shove it onto the bookshelf or into the kitchen drawer with the recipe books. The automatic pop-up feature will help you place a book in the book stand and turn pages accurately and fast, using only one hand! Extremely convenient if you are deep in the cooking process and one of your hands is occupied or dirty. The OXO weighs only 0.5 lbs, so using it is easy as eating a pie (which you will cook with the help of this recipe book stand). Aside from various books, this cookbook holder can also be used with 7" and 10" tablets.

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OXO Pop-Up Cookbook Holder
OXO Cookbook Holder
OXO Cookbook Holder
 

BestBookStand BST-09

Size and Material

The BestBookStand BST-09 Portable Book Stand is made of a highly durable and yet extremely lightweight ABS plastic. This material is weather-resistant, easy to clean, and it reacts safely to water, so using it anywhere, be it your home, office, library, dormitory, or even just outside in the park will turn out perfectly okay. The size allows various books to settle just fine, medium- and large-sized too. The maximum weight this book stand for reading can hold is 10 lbs.

Options

The versatile stand is able to change its tilt angle from 20° to 180°, owing to which this book holder for reading has a variety of positions — from 0° to 80°. You will easily adjust the book stand at an angle you feel is the most comfortable when you read while standing (for example, during cooking), sitting (reading novels or textbooks on your sofa), or laying down. The strong fixation is provided by two clips. They hold the book of any size and thickness in place and prevent the pages from turning on their own.

Convenience of Use

To make this Actto BST-09 book holder extremely stable, the manufacturer added the silicon rings to the stand. With these, you can set this book holder to any slippery surface and it will stay in place. The stand itself is really simple, it allows you to change the tilt angle with one hand. The same silicon rings as the ones on the stand are made of the clips to keep pages from turning, whatever position you hold the book in. The weight of this book holder for reading is quite light, only 0.71 lbs, and it is 3" thick when folded, so you will be able to shove it into your backpack and take with you.

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Bookstand Review
BestBookStand BST-09
BestBookStand BST-09
 
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