Bookstands and holders

Stand Up! Stand

It might be a stretch to call this computer/iPad/book stand ‘beautiful’, but you certainly can’t dispute that it’s interesting. A durable soft-coating won’t leave marks on surfaces and its substantial weight will keep the heaviest of cookbooks (or laptops?) secure for your hands-free viewing.
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Price: $50.00
Available from: black + blum

Walnut SSB-1

Do you remember the SSB-1 Bookcase from BOOK/SHOP? Now it’s available in Natural Walnut Ply, and if that’s not enough to tempt you, I’ll just wish you good luck in finding a better home for your reading list. Each SSB-1 is cut, sanded, and fitted by a craftsman to an exact fit in Berkeley, California.
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Price: $139.00
Available from: BOOK/SHOP

Lako Book Holder

If you maintain the belief that physical books shall always hold a place in your heart, and thus in your living room, you’ll need a proper place to keep your current stack of reading. And, should you have the room, why not go with a sculptural sort of holder, because, after all, “the pure structure of straight lines and angles allows for various possibilities of storing publications.” The handle at the apex allows for easy moving.

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Price: $69.00
Available from: Luminaire

Page Markers by The Food Guide

You might think you have no use for wooden page markers, but then you’ll find yourself fumbling through a cookbook other other miscellaneous manual mumbling expletives because you can’t find that certain page, and the bookmark/flag you had put there weeks ago somehow fell out. That’s when you’ll remember these wooden tabs. 8 page markers in each pack, available in a Salt Stripes or Color. There’s also wooden stickers (for herbs and spices) if you want to go label crazy.
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Price: £5.99
Available from: The Food Guide

Cookbook holder

If you still fumble about with your cookbook while craning your neck to read ingredients, you need to stop messing around and get a cookbook holder. In most cases, they’re not that expensive, and they help free up a little more counter space so your culinary art skills have room to flourish. The Sagaform Cookbook Holder is a quite decent choice at $25, as is the Lipper Bamboo Holder at $18.53 (pictured below). You’d also do well to consider an acrylic shield option to protect your books from splatters and spills. More shown below.
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Price: $25.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Moleskine E-reader Stand

Check out this little reading stand from Moleskine. It can hold regular books and planners as well as tablets and e-readers, and it folds flat for storage or travel. It’s lightweight as well, so you can tuck it into a book bag or briefcase and go.
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Price: $17.95
Available from: Moleskine

TASCHEN’s Bookstand

Oh, now you have no excuse to not show off your esoteric art books in style: Taschen is now selling an acrylic stand that holds even the heaviest of tomes, and it folds flat for transport or storage. Oh, and if you want to spend more money, Barney’s has it priced at $48, while this other place has a price tag of $73.10*.
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Price: $39.99
Available from: Taschen

Book Couch

Here’s another guessing game for you- what do you think this is? The jig is up if you can read, as you’ve seen the title, but drag the image off onto your desktop and now you have an amusing game to play with a coworker to pass the time. Note: if your coworker has any sort of deductive reasoning, he or she might get it straight away, thus ruining hours of fun.
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Price: $80.00
Available from: leibal

SSB-1 bookcase

No matter that ereaders have most people eschewing physical books, some of us will always need plenty of tomes around us. And, for the current or special collection, what better way to display than this bookcase (or stand, as some would call it). Inspired by the Bruno Matthson Book Crib, the SSB-1 can be used alone or in multiples for a seamless-looking row. It ships flat and slots together, though don’t go thinking it’s low quality- each one is cut and trimmed by hand to make sure it’s an exact fit.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $90.00
Available from: BOOK/SHOP

Book Tray

Corral your current books, magazines, and miscellany on this tray that doubles as a charging station. Space under the tray allows cables to be hidden yet accessible while the metal bookends can be adjusted to suit your collection. The Book Tray would be entirely useful for a desk top or perhaps even a shelf in a high traffic area of your home/office.

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Price: $175.00
Available from: leibal

Twelve Degree Bookstand

Perfect for a desktop, this bookstand can keep books or magazines at hand while freeing up some desk space. The stand can be interlocked in multiples, and of course, it would work well on a bookshelf too.

Epoxy Powder Coated Steel.
Available in green or orange.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Sey Hanger

This hanger would be a very handy thing to have around. “Sey” means “thing” in Turkish, and this “thing” can hold books, coats, towels, jewelry, etc. Several hung together would hold a whole lot in a relatively small footprint, so it wins points for working in smaller spaces. If you’ve ever been to (or seen pics of) the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, you’ll get why these hooks were inspired by the place, as virtually everything you can think of is hanging out for display. MoMA is selling the Sey Hanger as part of their Destination: Istanbul series, which mean it won’t be available for long.

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Price: $22.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Origami Book Holder

This folded iron book holder will keep your cookbooks upright and at attention, or, if you’re not one for cooking, it’ll do just as well displaying a prized art or photography book.

Made in india from a single sheet of iron with bright red finish.
Exclusive to the conran shop.
13″w x 6″d x 8″h.

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No longer available.

LIVROCHE Book Stand

On first glance this bookstand looks to be rather small, but when made from stone and measuring 8.5″ across it’s got to be quite hefty.

Alone, this hand-carved natural stone sculpture is a handsome addition to a coffee table, side board or desk, but add a treasured book and this cubist rock becomes the coolest bookstand around. Whether it’s a photography book from a favorite artist, a vintage first-edition novel by a beloved author, or a cookbook containing your next culinary challenge, Liveroche holds your tome firmly and elegantly. The resulting angle of the book keeps the pages open yet encourages browsing.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Availability: Buy LIVROCHE Book Stand here

Book Stand

“A lovely piece designed for reading comfort! Can also be used to hold sheet music or as a standing display case for your favorite book, photograph or work of art.”


Made in Germany in workshops staffed by the physically and mentally handicapped.

Purchase Information:

Price: $89.00
Availability: Buy Book Stand here

 
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