Reading is probably the world’s most relaxing pastime, but if you want to use your hands for something other than holding the book you’re usually out of luck. Japanese design studio Tent has a no-nonsense way to hold your book open hands-free while you do whatever else you like with your hands.
Book on Book is a simple transparent acrylic paperweight that sits atop your book to hold it open. It is book-shaped itself so it holds open heavy coffee table books, small paperbacks, and even magazines.
The Book on Book isn’t just a reading aid. It can also be used to display books or magazines on tables, holding them open to your favorite page…or at least the page that you want visitors to see when they come into your home.
Sure, it will still be a pain to lift up the Book on Book every time you need to flip the page, but you’ll at least have a bit of hands-free time in between page turns to enjoy popping grapes into your mouth and taking sips of soda.