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Bookchair Medium Stripes

by Thinking Gifts
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandThinking Gifts
Model NumberTKGBCD2B
Item Weight327 g
Product Dimensions19.1 x 5.3 x 23.1 cm
Material Typewood
Manufacturer Part NumberMCMEBCD/STP
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 23,707 in Office Products (See top 100)
Shipping Weight358 g
Date First Available9 Dec 2006
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Product Description

The Book Chair is a high quality book stand for many reading situations. Two wooden stays keep the book open, so that your hands remain free when reading. The Book Chair can be adjusted to three reading angles and folds down flat after use. The medium Book Chair is portable enough to fit in any pocket and can accommodate most books including hardbacks, paperbacks, textbooks and cookbooks. The all-rounder among Book Chairs. A pretty gift for book lovers and avid readers. The dimensions of the Book Chair are 18 x 21 cm. It is made of real solid wood covered in a cotton fabric. The Book Chair is a Fair Trade product from the Book Chair Company.

Product Description

These fantastic "bookchairs" are designed to hold paperbacks, hardbacks, Kindles and iPads. Bookchairs are a great gift for anyone, great for people with poor dexterity ion their fingers, people who want to be hands free or people who want to display their book.

The famous and original Bookchair® is hand-finished out of rubber wood, with cotton cloth backing.

It is available in four sizes and various different designs to accommodate the smallest to the largest book or newspaper. The medium and standard sizes now available are also suitable for ereaders and tablet PCs. The chairs are hand-finished in FSC (Forestry Stewardship Commission) certified pine wood.

They adjust to three angles. Useful for leisure reading, travel, computer work, study, craftwork etc

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 5 Mar 2008
By bebe
This was a gift (that I had asked for!)and I love it. I was a bit unsure of the size at first (I'd asked for the standard but been bought the medium) but this size book chair holds paperbacks and (not too thick) hardbacks perfectly. Now and again it is necessary to tighten the screws but otherwise very durable. It has three positions depending on how you like to angle your books. A really simple design that works great. Now you can read at the dinner table and people won't think you're unsociable because the book chair will be such a talking point! lol.

Perfect gift for anyone who reads but especially those who can't bear to stop reading to eat!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift - for yourself and others. 8 Sep 2009
I love reading in bed but don't enjoy holding the book open, specially the thick ones. I enjoy it even less in the winter months when my fingers are rigid with cold. I understand that this is not the biggest problem in the world and I assure you it's not the experience I relate when talking to someone recently returned from a war zone. However, it is relevant to a review of this bookchair which has elegantly resolved all my bedtime reading problems. So much so, that I bought another one as a secret santa present for a friend who wears gloves in bed!

Books stay propped open until you have to turn the page(hmm..maybe I should get a page turner?)and the stand doesn't topple on lumpy bed surfaces. It will fall over if bedclothes are pulled around because it's quite light but I think the design strikes the right balance between practicality and looks.

Although I only use it for bedtime reading, it can also be a cookbook holder or a typing aid or a help on any other occasion when you need hands free reading. I find the bookchair to be useful, well priced and good looking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sit back and enjoy 5 Dec 2012
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I have had one of these for a number of years and decided to buy one for my brother in law for Xmas. He has arthritis in his hands and I thought this would be ideal for him.
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4.0 out of 5 stars How have I managed without this! 20 May 2012
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This item has got me through my last stretch of university coursework! How I managed to type quotes before from books I don't know, has made life so much easier. It's also now proving to be perfect to hold my iPad over night or when I'm playing music or reading from it! Definitely recommend!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Happy thumbs at last! 8 Sep 2011
By Lady Fancifull TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Being double-jointed on both thumbs, and a voracious reader, sometimes my thumbs protest at being permanently forced backwards whilst reading, especially with some paperbacks which are quite springy and rigid. So the discovery of this jolly little deckchair for books has been very welcome. I particularly like to read in bed, and can now balance this on my chest - although another reviewer is right, in that it needs one higher position on the chair, to bring the book more nearly to vertical (hence loss of 1 star) Its pretty perfect for reading whilst eating or reading a text book whilst writing or typing an article or study notes on it - keeping your neck in a much better position than with a book flat on the table.

This size, the medium, holds a pretty standard paperback - and can also be used to hold your Kindle, or indeed a tablet or netbook. Curiously, the standard is larger than the medium, and would be the one for chunky paperbacks or more standard sized hardbacks Bookchair Standard Stripes
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3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to love it 25 Aug 2011
By C. Rucroft VINE VOICE
I like to read in bed, rolled over onto my side and it is very difficult to hold a book. Was this bookchair going to provide the perfect solution?

Almost. It is very sturdy and holds a book really well on the surface of the bed. This medium version is best suited to paperbacks and slimmer hardbacks (you need the larger one if you mainly read hardbacks).

I do have a few issues. Firstly, the 'pegs' that hold the book open can hide some of the words on the page, which is quite irritating. Also, you have to really bend the book back for it to stay 'properly' open. As you get closer to the end of a book, it does seem more difficult for it to stay open. For me, the adjustable heights aren't quite as good as I would like - there needs to be one to make the chair higher as it's not high enough even on the top setting.

I do like it and it does have it's uses. It's just not quite as brilliant as I expected.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great looking and really practical 3 Oct 2009
By Lex
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I saw one of these delicious looking 'book chairs' at a friends' house and knew immediately that I had to get one. I'm often quoting from books and a lengthy quote can be almost impossible to type without constantly losing your place. But resting the book on the chair which holds the pages down for you makes things much easier(and the 'pegs' are adjustable to allow for slightly larger books). In fact, I bought the larger one as well. If you're drawing quotes/information from reference books you will need the bigger one. Having blogged for about a year now (and relying on accurate quotes) I have found these chairs absolutely invaluable. I can't imagine blogging without them. Lex L
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is great! 30 Jun 2008
Oooh, just what I always wanted/needed. Sitting up at the table eating lunch alone and not having to balance heavy objects onto my book to stop it closing, great stuff. Or, having a bath and placing it on the toilet seat (toilet seat down, of course) and being able to have my hands free to drink tea and dunk biscuits in the bath and lie in luxury for ages.

I do find however that the page holders could be a little longer, occasionally a page frees itself, but not often.

This size is fine for normal (20 x 12cm approx)and large paperbacks, and hardbacks.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I was using this book chair 2 hours after receiving it. It's ideal to rest my ipad on, as well as using it for my recipie books.
Published 9 months ago by liz porter
5.0 out of 5 stars Bookchair
What an invention! As a student, I find this product so useful to hold books in place while I copy out quotes and notes from them, plus it folds up neatly. Read more
Published 10 months ago by J. Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars Lazy boy
If you don't want to hold your book, iPad or Kindle yourself then this lazy alternative is just for you lol. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jason Pratt
5.0 out of 5 stars Its great
The book chair is great I was getting fed of trying to prop recipe books and my kindle up now the book chair
holds these and I have two free hands. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Kim Dabbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Ipad stand
This wasn't aadvertised as an Ipad stand but it the best one we have seen. It will take an Ipad with a cover. And has a cut out for the charging lead. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mrs Kathleen Patricia Read
5.0 out of 5 stars Bookchair
It is a great item to have very easy to use a must for readers.Its used all the time now.
Published 14 months ago by Mrs Debra Thorne
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Christmas pressie
This little number came well packaged and in time. So versatile too could be used for iPads, androids books etc. lovely bright colours too. Well pleased with this purchase. Read more
Published 17 months ago by karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
This product is very useful and was great for reading whilst on holiday. many people commented on it. Perhaps the little pegs to hold book could be tighter but overall very good.
Published on 9 Oct 2011 by Boxer Pup
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant!
I love reading, but a joint problem meant I was struggling to hold my books. It was really getting me down and I thought that I was going to end up never being able to curl up on... Read more
Published on 16 July 2011 by Mrs. M. Young
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