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Bookstands and holders

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.

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.


Purchase Information:

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.


Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.


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.

[posted by katie]

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