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Tip shows how to bend a wire clothes hanger to create a book holder.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 16

Photo shows cookbook holder of acrylic that keeps the book open and the pages flat. Est cost: $8.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 52

Star-shaped recipe card or cookbook holder. Est. cost: $9.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 120, 200

Document stand. Two adjustable arms support a tilting stand capable of holding a magazine, book or other document at a convenient height for viewing. Built from Baltic birch plywood. The adjustable arms can be adapted to other uses, such as a sawdust pickup.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 2002 (v.26#1) pg. 52

Display your books with style. Part 1. An elegant stand-up (lectern-style) book stand for holding a large book and allowing it to be opened for reference. Features a "modern" (Scandinavian) design crafted from Hawaiian koa wood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1983 (v.6#12) pg. 14

Display your books with style. Part 2.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 26

Wooden tabletop dictionary stand.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 63, 114

Clear pine cookbook holder has grooves which hold a Plexiglas shield that keeps your place. Est. cost: $4.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 26 1982 (v.95#15) pg. 100, 140

Wooden stand with slanted acrylic sheet holds a book open for use and keeps the pages from turning.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #366 Mar 1996 (v.46#3) pg. 77

Adjustable-height and adjustable-angle reading stand (book holder, portable lectern, copy holder, ...).
FURNITURE #4 1993 pg. 54

Simple book stand, hinged to hang on a hook when not in use. Supports a book in an open position. Made from scrap wood.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jun 1982 (v.194#6) pg. 166, 235

Tip: Use a pant hanger to keep a book or magazine open to the right page.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1985 (v.10#8) pg. 19

Simple bookholder measures 10"x15" and sits on a desk or table.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION May-Jun 1978 (v.67#5) pg. 34

Cookbook holder supports book at an angle for easy viewing. Plexiglas shield keeps food from staining pages.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #642 Nov 1981 (v.77) pg. 57

Lectern bookcase holds large dictionary ready for use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1965 (v.124#4) pg. 168

Projects from Plexiglas. A terrarium, a wine rack, a telephone stand, a cube table, a cookbook holder, a circular table and a magazine rack.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1971 (v.135#3) pg. 148

Portable lectern can double as a bookholder for a large book.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1980 (v.154#3) pg. 100

Stand-up desk features a slanted writing surface which lifts up to reveal a storage area. Could be used as dictionary stand or lectern.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1981 (v.155#5) pg. 122

Page holder (consisting of a stick and a rubber band) holds a magazine or book open to a particular page.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1984 (v.161#3) pg. 144

Six kitchen accessories built from pine. Most incorporate some slatted and/or grid construction. (1) Utensil and spice rack. (2) Cookbook rack. (3) Serving tray with dividers to keep glasses from spilling. (4) Folding table. Top measures 18"x60". (5) Wall-hung rack for pots. (6) Wall-hung rack for mugs (cups).
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1985 (v.162#3) pg. 118

Tiltable book holder fits on an exercise bicycle. Built mostly of wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1986 (v.163#9) pg. 96

Build a solid oak dictionary stand (with a slant top) that also holds a full encyclopedia set. Overall dimensions: 18"x26"x37" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1987 (v.164#2) pg. 162

Oak book stand adjusts to three display positions and folds flat for easy storage.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1988 (v.165#2) pg. 80

Adjustable bookstand. Hold an open book at any angle from almost flat to vertical.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1967 (v.190#1) pg. 147

Slanted wooden magazine rack holds a magazine open to a specific page using clothes pins. Adjustable to various size magazines.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1967 (v.190#2) pg. 200

Bookstand holds a book upright at about a 45-degree angle and open to a particular page. A small box is also attached to hold pencils, papers, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1968 (v.193#4) pg. 167

By installing a piece of clear plastic in a kitchen shelf, and then placing a lighted box-type opening beneath the plastic, you have a bookholder which will hold a cookbook open and readable while completely protecting it from food spills.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1976 (v.208#1) pg. 114

Simple wooden box with a glass top holds a cookbook open, yet protected, in the kitchen.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1978 (v.212#3) pg. 162

Roll-around bookcase on casters is especially designed for cookbooks. It features a Plexiglas-covered top shelf to hold a book open to a particular page.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1983 (v.223#1) pg. 43

Book holder with an adjustable tilt-top straddles your legs when seated. May also be used as a snack table.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1988 (v.232#3) pg. 104

A dictionary stand is supported by a pedestal and rolls around on a castered base.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #82 Jan 1995 (v.14#4) pg. 66

Revolving bookshelf and dictionary stand.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #106 Jan 1999 (v.18#6) pg. 50

Functional cook book stand holds the book open and keeps the pages from being splattered.
SUNSET Oct 1979 (v.163#4) pg. 112

Two-sided built-in bookcase includes a special slide-out shelf for a large dictionary. Valance above the bookcase conceals a reading light.
SUNSET Apr 1981 (v.166#4) pg. 140

Three book stands to build: A lectern, wall-mount or desk top model.
SUNSET Nov 1984 (v.173#5) pg. 172

Stepped-back stack of drawers feature two that pull out (and down) to access a large telephone book.
SUNSET Jan 1990 (v.184#1) pg. 76

Hold a magazine open for use and protect it from workshop damage by enclosing in this plastic-covered holder.
WOOD MAGAZINE #29 Jun 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 14

Wooden case for your favorite chisels doubles as a working display box. Can be adapted for knives, book, etc.
WOODSMITH #63 Jun 1989 pg. 8

Elegant bookstand with either turned or square/tapered legs features a ratchet to adjust the angle of the bookrest. Can also function as a side table with the top down flat. Overall dimensions: 16"x24"x36" tall.
WOODSMITH #82 Aug 1992 pg. 6, 16, 17

Bookstand that folds flat for storage. The angle at which the open book is held is adjustable.
WOODWORKER #1050 May 1981 (v.85) pg. 285

Adjustable reading stand (book support) is designed for use when seated on a sofa or easy chair. The bookrest support column curves in a graceful arch between the readers' legs down to the base which is mostly underneath the sofa or chair.
WOODWORKER Nov 1990 (v.94#11) pg. 1148

Reading in comfort. Adjustable book stand folds flat when not in use. Reprint of a 1943 article.
WOODWORKER Dec 1993 (v.97#12) pg. 110

Bookstand (easel) to hold a single book open for use features decorative cutouts worked with a fret saw and beveled chisels.
WOODWORKER Feb 1994 (v.98#2) pg. 60

Cookbook holder. Rack which hangs on any kitchen cabinet door serves to hold a cookbook open to a particular recipe. A piece of clear plastic holds your place and protects the book.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1984 (v.8#5) pg. 47

Desktop dictionary stand.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 52

Adjustable cookbook holder folds up and hangs on wall when not needed. The folding legs are shaped like a spoon and a fork. Made entirely of wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 32

Multi-use shelf can serve as a corner wall shelf, a display rack for a decorative plate or a stand to hold a book open to a particular page.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1968 (v.24#1) pg. 23

How to turn an old paperback book into a decorative "antique" book that is permanently open to center pages in order to display a message and picture. Includes plan for a wooden display stand.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1975 (v.31#6) pg. 17

Simple bookrack for cookbooks is made from two pieces of wood for shelves plus four decorative turnings for the uprights. Features a pull-out lip to help hold cookbooks open to correct page.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 21

Dictionary stand is supported by a 36" readymade spindle.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1985 (v.41#1) pg. 50

Handy rack holds a cookbook for easy reading. When folded, the rack is only 1" thick and will fit in a drawer.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1985 (v.41#5) pg. 58

Encyclopedia table designed to hold the volumes at a 45-degree angle.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1985 (v.41#6) pg. 24
Correction WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1986 (v.42#1) pg. 20