07 October 2006 ~ 3 Comments

(Product) Bookmates I and Bookmates II

This one is for all you people that read as much as I do or are sick of your kid losing your page or read in bed or just plain klutzy like me… *laugh*

These things are GREAT! It’s a bookcover that holds your book open for you. It’s really hard to explain, but basically, the cover is made of rigid metal, that “bends” for lack of a better term in the middle. You slide the back cover through a flap and there’s a 1″ clear plastic bendable strip that goes across the open book (so you can read through the clear plastic where it holds the book open). There are 2 snaps to adjust for larger/smaller books. It comes with a built in bookmark and when you want to take it somewhere, you just fold it up, wrap the plastic strip around the book, secure and voila! It stays clean (and yes, for your closet romance readers, it provides a little discretion as to what you are reading.

The best part? You don’t have to unsnap when you are reading, you just flex the book, and turn the page. Again, it’s REALLY hard to explain *laugh*

They come in mass market size (you can buy an adapter for taller paperbacks that have started showing up) and in trade paperback size. I’ve used both! They also have a hardback version that keeps the book open and propped up.

It’s funny… I don’t know what we did without these… they are really the only “book holder” I’ve ever bought that did exactly what it said it would do. My hands hurt after typing all day and holding a book open was really stressing my hands… these are just the ticket!

3 Responses to “(Product) Bookmates I and Bookmates II”

  1. Susan Helene Gottfried 10 October 2006 at 8:35 pm Permalink

    Are these those things they’ve been talking about in the PBS store?

  2. Candy 10 October 2006 at 8:41 pm Permalink

    Yes, ma’am! I LOVE them!

  3. suzy brazeel 14 August 2017 at 11:54 am Permalink

    Where can these be purchased?

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