10 Best Pillow Book Holders for Reading in Bed 2020

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I don’t know about you, but reading in bed is sometimes an uphill battle for me. I figured out the light situation by buying a book light and I saved my neck and back with a reading pillow but now that it’s getting cold, holding the book outside of the blanket is just torturous. You might say that I can use something else to cover my arms but it gets annoying and I cannot read under the covers. But before I gave up on reading in bed altogether, I did some research into book holders and that’s when I discovered pillow book holders! These are great whether you’re reading in bed or anywhere else but in this article, we specifically look at the 10 best pillow book holders for reading in bed in 2020.

Why should you use a book holder for reading in bed in the first place?

Cold hands! I just said it! But that’s just me. There is a multitude of reasons why you should use a book holder. These include: 

  • Aching arms – whether its arthritis, old age or simply fatigue, holding a book for long periods of time can get painful, especially if it’s a large and heavy book.
  • You can read longer! Most of the time when we get uncomfortable reading a book we just decide to go to sleep instead of struggling any longer.
  • For people who are bedridden – Some patients or the elderly have little to no use of there hands and these pillows can be of great use for them to place their eReaders on
  • You won’t get hit in the face when you fall asleep! You can’t deny it. Every person who reads in bed has to have dropped their book or eReader directly onto their face at some point! 

Considering the above points, it’s all about comfort. Reading in bed is meant to be a good end to a day, not a struggle and definitely not one that leaves you aching in the morning. 

That being said, let’s take a look at the 10 best pillow book holders for reading in bed. 

Hog Wild Peeramid Book Holder$24.99Amazon Reviews
The Book Seat Book Pillow$39.90Amazon Reviews
Book Couch$24.99Amazon Reviews
Peyan Tablet Cushion$12.95Amazon Reviews
MokoTablet bed Pillow Holder$24.99Amazon Reviews
Renegade Concepts Lap Pro$24.99Amazon Reviews
iBeanie $24.99Amazon Reviews
Book Buddha$29.99Amazon Reviews
Cuddly Reader$24.99Amazon Reviews
BookMonster$14 – $35Amazon Reviews

10 Best Pillow Book Holders for Reading in Bed

As you can see from the table above, there’s not much variation in prices when it comes to pillow book holders. So, what makes them different from each other? Let’s take a closer look.


Hog Wild Peeramid Book Holder

Top Features:

  • Shape provides best reading angles
  • Tassel can be used as a bookmark
  • Comes in a variety of fabrics

A firm favourite, this pillow book holder looks a bit like a wizard’s hat with a tassel. That being said, it sure is magical! This uniquely shaped pillow provides the perfect ergonomic angle for reading in bed. It’s tassel also serves as a bookmark for your print books. Aesthetically speaking. they come in a variety of fabrics meaning there’s something for everyone!


The Book Seat Book Pillow

Top Features:

  • Doubles as a travel pillow
  • Can rest on any surface
  • Storage pockets

The most expensive pillow book holder on our list, the Book Seat Book Pillow doubles as a travel pillow. The Book Seat will mould itself and shape to sit at any angle on any surface that you place it due to it being filled with Polystyrene beads. The Book Seat is designed for standard books but can be used for larger books and magazines. It also contains a handy storage pocket for your bedtime snacks.


Book Couch

Top Features:

  • Can be used for books and devices of all sizes
  • Doubles as a travel pillow
  • Machine washable

The Book Couch is suitable for books and devices of all sizes. It is similar to the Book Seat as it can also be used as a travel pillow. It was designed to provide the optimal reading angle to avoid neck and back pain. Even greater, it is machine washable! The manufacturers claim that it still holds its shape after being machine washed due to the materials it’s made with.


Peyan Tablet Cushion

Top Features:

  • 3 Different reading angles
  • Storage pockets
  • Removable cover

The Peyan Tablet cushion offers an extra feature for your reading pleasure – it’s adjustable! With three different settings which are optimal for your lap, sitting up or lying down; this pillow book holder is great for any avid reader. It is suitable for any sized book or eReader and has a pocket for your convenience. The cover can be easily removed from the memory foam inner to be washed.


Moko Tablet Bed Pillow Holder

Top Features:

  • 2 Different reading angles
  • Storage pockets

The Moko Tablet Bed Pillow Holder is for people who prefer the use of eReaders. That doesn’t mean you can’t use it for books at all. You could still put a book on it, but it does not have the usual holders to keep the pages in place so it’s more of a book “rest” in that sense. The holder has two different angles that it can be adjusted to. It has different sized pockets which makes it easy for you to keep all your tablet accessories together. 


Renegades Concepts Lap Pro

Top Features:

  • Soft
  • Can be used as a tote
  • Can be used on uneven surfaces

This holder is described as being universal and can hold any sized device or book. The Lap Pro is quite light and extremely soft which makes it an ideal travel pillow in a pinch as well. It doubles as a carrying tote having 2 pockets for you to fit slim items in. It has some adjustability in order to provide the optimal viewing angle whilst reclining or lying down. The holder also has something called contouring capability which makes it easy to use on uneven surfaces.



Top Features:

  • Lightweight
  • Storage pocket
  • Available in multiple designs

The iBeanie iPad pillow is suitable to use with any eReader, tablet or book. It is lightweight and portable and can be used on any surface. This pillow book holder also has one pocket on the side that can fit your phone or any other small items/accessories. It can be adjusted to some extent for your comfort. The iBeanie iPad Pillow is quite popular due to it being lightweight and colourful designs.


Book Buddha

Top Features:

  • Sturdy
  • Holds books and devices of all sizes

For the more quirky book readers among us, the Book Buddha holds your book or eReader easily leaving your hands free from strain. It is quite secure and will hold books and devices of all sizes. Unfortunately, it cannot be adjusted for reading at different angles and the base is quite hard. This pillow book holder is more popular due to the design as opposed to its functionality but if you need some zen in your life, go ahead.


Cuddly Reader

Top Features:

  • Suitable for all books and devices
  • Machine washable
  • Available in different designs

The last two pillow book holders in our list are dedicated to the kids. They also need a bit of encouragement to read in bed sometimes and these pillow holders might be just what’s needed. 

The Cuddly Reader is suitable for all books and devices and has actually been Toy Safety Approved for use by kids. And since it’s for kids, it is easily machine washable to help clean up any messes. The pillow book holder can be used as a pillow if your kids want a quick nap and it comes in 9 different designs which include cute animals and scary monsters. Whilst reading through the reviews you can see that it’s quite popular amongst adults who liked the cute designs or bought them as gifts for others. 



Top Features:

  • Suitable for all books and devices
  • Machine washable
  • Storage pockets
  • Available in different designs

Similar to the Cuddly Reader, the Thinking Gifts Monster Book Holder is a large, soft book and tablet holder for kids. Whether they’re reading from a paperback, textbook, or tablet, young readers love this soft monster who holds their pages in place with its soft furry teeth. The BookMonster is great for bedtime reading, to improve posture, and encourage reading.

In conclusion, these pillow book holders are great for reading in bed. Some can be adjusted providing ergonomic advantages and some are just plain nifty with their design and handy pockets. Whether you are trying to encourage your kids to read more or if it’s just you that needs the extra comfort, these pillow book holders provide an excellent solution.

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