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RE: personal book question

Poster: Gilly <KatieMorag@worldnet.att.net>

At 11:04 10-2-98 -0500, Anne wrote:
>> use this leather thing with weights at both ends when I'm cooking
>> out of a cookbook, to hold the sides down
>> Actually, librarians at UNC's graduate library and rare
>> books library have developed these bean-bag things which are no
>> larger than the size of your palm; they use these to hold books
>> open, one on each side. Also, they have these bean-bag
>> cylindrical things, sort of like eye pillows, which they place in
>> the center of the book to keep the pages down, but they also use
>> supports for the covers, so the spine is not stressed too much.
>Are any of these things sold retail?  I suppose I could make a bean bag 
>A waldenbooks? near hear sells a reading pillow.  It is like a lap desk: 
>pillow on the bottom, solid surface on top which is padded and covered 
>with cloth to keep the book from sliding, soft cords attached to the 
>center top and lower corners.  You slide the upper part of your book 
>under the cords and it holds the book open, but not forcefully.  When the 
>pillow is on your lap, it holds the book at a comfortable height for 
>reading.  Someone else whose hands sometimes go numb holding a book must 
>have invented this!  It's on my (long) list of things to buy or make when 
>I have more money or time.  

All of our old catalogues got chucked out when we moved, so I can't be
certain on this, but I believe Levenger's is the one I have in mind - they
sell all sorts of neat stuff for private libraries (as opposed to Highsmith,
who are mainly for public and school libraries).

Alasdair mac Iain

James and/or Nancy Gilly


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