A book stand is remarkably useful for something that seems like a single-purpose product. Whether you need to see the next step in your banana bread recipe or want to keep your textbook at a better angle for long-haul study sessions, the best book stands will keep your chapter open without tipping over from the weight of it — and they'll fit comfortably in your space to help reduce forward head posture: a common cause of neck pain.
While book stands are versatile, certain designs will serve you better depending on what you plan on reading. Hefty textbooks require book stands that can go the distance — look for ones with an ample weight limit and an adjustable back so that you can find just the right angle. That said, if you're planning on lighter reading, there are also plush models for tucking into bed and whimsical shapes for your kitchen counter (some can even be hung up after use). You’ll also find more decorative wire book stands for when form matters just as much as function. There's even a souped-up bathroom caddy on the list that includes a book stand to seriously improve your spa time.
And if you also need a space-saving shelf to corral your collection, you’ll find an elegant vertical book rack here that makes use of narrow spaces to store your favorite series, too. Ahead, the best book stands for every type of reader.