A formidable gift for the avid reader
I purchased this as a gift for my mother-in-law after she was impressed when she noticed my Levenger book weight that I've used for 10+ years now. When it was delivered I noted the same quality and feel as mine. However, the style of my old one is sleek, while this one appears more bulky. Despite the aesthetics, it will still make a unique gift for an avid reader.
December 7, 2013
I am a teacher and research historian. I use this item daily to hold open research materials while writing. It is an absolute essential for those of us in this field. A must-have for graduate students, professors, legal researchers, etc. Sometimes, the most innocuous little objects make all the difference.
November 29, 2013
Very useful for research. Don't bring to Germany!
I bought this for my husband who is an academic and he has used it for years in his research. He finds it hugely useful. However, this morning he was detained in the Frankfurt airport as it is considered a cudgel in Germany and you may not bring it in because of their weapons laws. So be aware that if you travel with this you will need to check it in your luggage!
December 12, 2012
I never heard of Levenger but my son wanted this. I was impressed by the speed of service, packaging and overall impression the box etc will make for a gift.
November 25, 2012
very nice product...but it would be even better if it was MADE IN THE U.S.A.
November 18, 2012
A researcher's must have!
I am a doctoral candidate and this is so helpful when copying information from books for my dissertation. It keeps books open (regardless of the size) and doesn't damage the pages. I also find it useful to hold a book open for pleasure reading when eating lunch or breakfast. I cannot imagine life without my book weight!
May 12, 2012
Good enough to be confiscated at Frankfurt Airport
By someone who already had one at home! Who knew?
May 15, 2011
I have always wanted to try the bookweight, but had to wait until it was on clearance. But now that I have it I love it. It works- even holding open a 3" thick trade paperback. And the books aren't damaged. I'm impressed!!
February 5, 2011
Very good, but not the original
I was thrilled to see this design back, as I still constantly use the one I bought for myself years ago. I have since purchased many bookweights as gifts, including some of the markedly inferior designs that replaced this one. However, though this looks like the original design, it is slightly shorter and somewhat less flexible Still, it is probably the best bookweight out there, and I would still recommend it, and will likely come back to it for gifts again in the future.
December 27, 2010
Classic and perfect
I bought this bookweight years ago and use it constantly. It's a classic, perfect tool, and if you use books for research--needing to keep them open hands-free while avoiding damaging them in any way--this little item is a must-have. It will do the job just right and last a lifetime. Highly recommended.
December 6, 2009