The reading of heavy books when lying down in bed, especially in winter, can be painful for those with arthritis, tiring and cold for the arms.
This device, made from small diameter stainless steel tubing is fixed to a bedside table and can be swung out of the way for bed making but is positioned so that when lying in bed it can easily be swung around to a comfortable eyesight position.
The bookholder can be swivelled horizontally as well as tilted forward or backward and the two clear plastic retainers can hold the book even if leaning forward and still enable easy page turning. The whole can be height adjusted initially but needs no further adjustment.
It works in association with a swivelling Anglepoise lamp for ideal lighting which has proved to be quite critical for easy reading with minimal disturbance to a partner.
When finished reading they are both simply swung to the side without any adjustments.
It would be a great help to anyone who is severely incapacitated or confined to bed and a major advantage in winter is that your arms can largely stay under the doona!