If you have ever had to study from a large, thick textbook with the teeny tiny print you know how painful it can be. You end up hunched over the book, straining your eyes, neck and shoulders. And let’s not even get into the numerous attempts at trying to hold a large textbook at a comfortable enough angle for you to read without tiring your wrists and arms. Thankfully, some people were smart enough to eradicate this annoyance by designing book stands. Even better, book stands specifically for large textbooks. In this article, we take a look at the 10 best Book Stands for Large textbooks in 2020.
What is the best book stand for large textbooks?
There are a few things for you to consider when choosing a book stand:
- How big and heavy are your textbooks?
- Where will you be using your book stand? Will you be using it on a desk? Whilst seated on a chair? In bed?
- Is the area well lit? Does your book stand need light as well?
- What is your budget?
There are some really cool book stands available currently with additional features which make them quite appealing. However, it all comes down to what you can afford and how long you plan on using the book stand for. You don’t want to spend a huge amount of money on something which has cool features but is not going to last in the long run.
Let’s take a look at our top 10 picks before going into a detailed review of each product.
The top 10 options for the best books stands for large textbooks are:
As you can see, I’ve included a range of different stands with varying prices to suit everyone’s budget. What makes them different from each other? Let’s take a look at each one in detail to see what are the top features of each one.
Fold-n-Stow Book Holder
- Adjustable – the frame swivels to provide a narrower or wider base as required.
- Supports textbooks in an upright position
- Portable and easy to assemble
- Made of premium stainless steel, which is lightweight but strong
The Fold-n-Stow Book Holder is an excellent budget buy for any student – Especially since it comes in a 2-pack (you can split the cost with a friend!). It’s pretty simple to use, no fuss assembly and can be carried around in your bag to use in class or at the library. The frame can be adjusted to accommodate the size of your book however, only one reading angle is provided.
🥇 TOP CHOICE
This bamboo stand is not only stable and sturdy enough to use with large textbooks, but it also comes in a variety of designs for you to choose from. It’s adjustable to 5 different angles to help you avoid straining your back and eyes. You can fold it down flat when it is not in use and therefore carry it around quite easily.
Reodoeer Portable Book Stand
- made of high-quality material PVC+ABS
- can hold up to 10lbs
- Lightweight and Portable
- Comes with a Guarantee
This PVC book stand is lightweight and portable making it convenient for you to carry around. It can be adjusted 180 degrees to ensure that your book is at eye-level. It is perfect for larger textbooks, holding up to 10lbs in weight. The clips are sturdy enough to hold the book in place and have soft rubber tips to avoid damaging the pages of your textbook.
MNKXL Book Stand
- Lightweight and Portable
- made of premium heavy-duty aluminium alloy
The MNKXL book stand can be used on a desk or bed. It has both an adjustable height and angle in order for you to obtain the optimum reading angle. This nifty stand is completely collapsible which makes it easy for you to carry around if you need to use in different locations. Similar to the Reodoeer book stand, it has strong clips to hold open your textbook with soft rubber edges to avoid damage to the pages.
The ZZWS plastic book stand holder is lightweight and portable. It is easily adjustable and holds books which are a maximum of 300-400 pages thick. Even though the stand is plastic, it has rubber feet to avoid scratching your desk. It’s a pretty straightforward book stand which is easy to use.
Similar to the MEGREZ bamboo stand, is made of high-quality bamboo. This book stand can also be adjusted to 5 different angles for your reading pleasure. Best suited for use on a desk, this stand is lightweight, flexible and foldable. Capable of holding books up to 10 lbs, this is surely a stand to consider for large textbooks.
Although this book stand looks small, it is quite capable of holding large textbooks. There seems to be a few mixed reviews in terms of the clips which hold the pages but it is quite minor compared to its other advantages. The Superior Essentials portable book holder is lightweight and adjustable. In addition, it comes with a free portable and rechargeable booklight which can be easily clipped on to the book holder or removed if not in use.
A+ Book Stand
- Lightweight and Portable
- Strong and durable for heavy textbooks
- Five adjustable reading positions
- Made from engineered wood
- Extra-wide front shelf
This strong and durable book stand is perfect for large textbooks. Made from engineered wood, this stand is adjustable to five reading angles. It has an extra-wide front shelf and has been reported to hold books of 3500 pages with ease. The corners of this book stand are protected with the plastic reinforcements and sharp edges are wrapped up with acrylic covers so your books will be fully protected. It also has non-slip rubber feet to keep it from sliding around your desk.
For those who like to study in bed, The SAIJI adjustable laptop stand is an ideal book stand for large textbooks. Yes, Yes, I know this is more of a laptop desk for your bed but it can easily accommodate your textbooks as well. The height of the desk can be easily adjusted as well as the surface angle, making it easy to obtain your optimal reading position. It is very sturdy even though it is lightweight and easily folded.
💸 PRICEY BUT NICE
LEVO Hands-Free Book Stand
- cantilever design swings out over your furniture
- Adjustable – height, angle, swing
- Wheels make it easily movable
- Comes with a lifetime warranty
This is the deluxe model for people who like to study in absolute comfort for sure! The LEVO hands-free book stand is the most expensive book stand on this list. This book holder floats books in front of your line of vision while you sit, recline, or lay. It is completely adjustable – you are able to adjust the height, reading angle, the swing of the holder and the tilt of the surface angle. It’s portable in the sense that it rolls around your home due to the wheels at its base, however, you can’t exactly carry this around with you to different locations.
That brings our review and buyer’s guide to an end. These 10 book stands for large textbooks will be a great addition to your home if you spend hours hunched over a textbook. Did you know that concentration actually drops if your neck is not in the proper angle? If you try out these you will definitely be able to tell the difference. If you looking for a book holder for smaller books or just bedtime reading, be sure to check out our articles on the best book stands for bed and the 10 best pillow book holders.