The Right Hold on Books


Nineteenth Century English Pierced Brass Book Rack with Adjustable Tilt (LEO Design)



When reading a large, heavy book—a reference tome, a Bible, a cookbook—it is often easier to read when placed on a stand.  There are also times when one must use his or her hands while referencing the book.  In such cases, a sturdy (and handsome) bookstand, like the one shown above, comes to the rescue.

This Nineteenth Century English bookstand is made of pierced brass, stands atop four feet, and has an adjustable "tilt" to create just the right angle for reading.  And the whole unit folds shut for storage when it's not being used.  It is also a fine place for displaying a framed photo, a piece of art, a menu, or a sign atop a table or credenza.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248