I know I’ve written about pillow book holders and textbook holders – but this time I decided to focus purely on the best book holders for reading in bed or lying down. Whether you just want to curl up with a good book or maybe you are recovering in bed and need the assist, these book holders are for your pure comfort. Reducing back and neck pain whilst keeping your hands free, book holders are a great addition to any book lovers home. Let’s take a look at some of the best book holders for reading in bed or lying down in 2020.
Why do you need a book holders for reading in bed or lying down in the first place?
There is a multitude of reasons why you should use a book holder for reading in bed. Most of them surround comfort and physical wellness. These include:
- Neck and Back Strain – reading whilst lying down often causes your neck to adopt awkward angles to facilitate reading.
- Arm fatigue – whether you notice it or not, holding a book long periods of time can get painful, especially if it’s a large, heavy book.
- Increased concentration/focus – If you do not get distracted by an aching neck or sore arms, you will be able to focus on your book more.
- For people who are bedridden – Some patients or the elderly have little to no use of there hands and these book holders can be of great use for them to place their books on
Taking these points into consideration, you can tell that a book holder will significantly affect your bedtime reading rituals (and angles). Let’s take a look at some of the best book holders for reading in bed or lying down.
|RAINBEAN Book Holder||$23.99||Amazon Reviews|
|Hog Wild Peeramid Book Holder||$24.99||Amazon Reviews|
|Superior Essentials Portable Book Holder||$24.99||Amazon Reviews|
|Zicheng Wine and Book Holder||$35.99||Amazon Reviews|
|Hankey Bamboo||$36.98||Amazon Reviews|
|The Book Seat Book Pillow||$39.90||Amazon Reviews|
|Uncaged Ergonomics||$49.99||Amazon Reviews|
|LECCO Book Holder||$179.99||Amazon Reviews|
|The Hold It Book Holder||$219.99||Amazon Reviews|
You can see from the table that I have included book holders of varying prices and types to suit everyone’s needs and budgets. I will describe them in detail below highlighting their top features.
- Lightweight and portable
- Adjustable height and surface angle
- Foldable design for easy storage
The RAINBEAN book holder is a portable stand that can be used on the bed or on the couch. With adjustable height and surface angle, this book stand will provide the best reading angle for you when you are lying down. With two clips to hold pages in place, pages are easy to turn and are protected by soft rubber tips.
- Lightweight and soft
- Shape provides an optimal reading angle
- Has built-in pockets for storage
- A wide selection of fabrics
- Built-in bookmark
This book holder made it on our list of the 10 best pillow book holders for a reason! Its unique shape provides the perfect ergonomic angle for reading whilst lying down. An added benefit to a pillow book holder? It’s soft and will make a great pillow when you need one! A firm favourite, this holder comes in a variety of fabrics to fit into anyone’s decor.
- Lightweight and Portable
- Comes with portable and rechargeable book light
This book holder is small but can be used on multiple surfaces. It made it on our list of the top 10 book stands for large textbooks for a reason. The Superior Essentials portable book holder is lightweight and adjustable for reading at eye-level. In addition, it comes with a free portable and rechargeable booklight which can be easily clipped on to the book holder for nighttime reading or removed if not in use.
- Adjustable Height and width
- Durable and waterproof
- Rustproof metal book holder
- Multiple storage space
Lying down does not always mean lying in bed or on the couch; some people like to enjoy their books while lying in the bathtub. And that is exactly why I have included the Zicheng book holder on this list. This holder is made of natural bamboo and is expandable which helps it fit any tub. It also includes foldable legs which turn this bathtub tray into a bed tray for you to use whilst reading in bed. It also has a slot for your wine glass, and multiple spaces for storage your phone, snacks and anything else you might need!
- Made from natural bamboo
- Has cup groove
- Small drawer for storage
The Hankey Bamboo Foldable tray is an excellent book and laptop holder whilst in bed. Most of the time it is pictured as being used as a laptop tray. However, it has both adjustable legs and reading slots to provide you with the most comfortable reading angle whilst lying down.
- clear perspex page holder that enables you to read Hands-Free
- Able to sit on any surface
- Made from high-quality 190gsm faux-suede
- Small pocket for storage
Another one that made it on our other list of 10 best pillow book holders, the Book Seat Book moulds itself and shape to sit at any angle on any surface that you place it on. 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. This book holder also doubles as a travel pillow making it an ideal travel companion.
- Adjustable height and reading angle
- Capable of holding large books
- Foldable for easy storage
- Made from aluminium
This reading stand is similar to the RAINBEAN book holder but differs in size. It is larger and as you can see from the picture, this is for reading bed, alone. The rotating platform locks in 15-degree increments from flat to vertical to ensure your materials are held at the most comfortable viewing angle. You will be able to use this book holder not only in bed but all over the house.
- Adjustable height and angle
- Wheels for easy movement
The LECCO book holder is perfect for reading when lying down. With fully adjustable height and reading position. The book holder hovers above you whilst you are lying down making reading much easier and completely eliminating neck strain. It has wheels which make it easier to move around your home. However, there are some restrictions in terms of book size and weight, so please consider your reading material before purchasing.
- Wheels for easy movement
- A strong base which can support books up to 11 lbs
This floor stand is completely adjustable making reading whilst lying down an absolute pleasure. You can adjust the height, reading angle and the peg holders for your book pages. The stand is made from high-quality lightweight aluminium and other durable materials and comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied.
As you can see from the above descriptions, book holders come in all shapes, materials, sizes and prices to suit your reading needs. Reading while lying down will always have some complications if you don’t do it right. You often need to consider position, lighting, material and even whether you are reading a printed book or on an eReader. These are things we only stop to consider once it’s too late and we have already strained our neck, back, arms and eyes. These book holders will change the way you feel about reading in bed or lying down in general. Give them a try, you might be pleasantly surprised!