High quality, heavy/sturdy, beautiful presentation, smells amazing (real leather). Not at all bad for something 'made in China'. I've always loved Levenger; they never disappoint.
September 11, 2014
I've been considering this item for awhile, as I am a lifelong learner, always reading a large text of some kind. This fills the bill beautifully for keeping the place, in an elegant manner. I actually ordered two, so I would have one for use with a large photo project I'm working on. The quality is what you would expect from Levenger, and will be durable and in use for many years to come.
August 26, 2014
This was a fabulous investment!
I loved this bookweight so much I bought two more of them right away. I am a graduate student in Classics, and I recommend this for anyone who needs to work with a number of books open at once. It works on every book I've tried so far, from heavy reference books to small paperbacks. It's heavy and long enough to hold a book open, but not so large that you can't use the book while it's there. I second the comments about other color options; it would be great to see the bookweight in brown leather or another color.
July 1, 2014
Wedding Officiant Gift
I bought this as a gift for the minister that officiated part of my wedding ceremony. She is an avid reader of large biblical commentaries that do not like to stay open. She loved this gift and that it was personalized for her!
May 29, 2014
bought for grandchild
I love my bookweight so much I just had to give one to my grand-daughter to pass on a good tradition. These are a must have item for me. Quality!!
April 8, 2014
The book weight in an excellent device. Very useful! Without it, I'm always perching something on a book to hold it open, but other things are too big, not heavy enough, or slide off too easily. The book weight is elegant and functional. Just enough friction from the suede to stay in place. My wife and I recently decided that our 2 were not enough, so we bought 5 more, just to have them around.
March 30, 2014
Great value & excellent quality
I love this book weight! It is a must-have for any book reader. My only wish is that it came in different colors. I would love to have had a brown one.
March 3, 2014
I remember seeing this item several years ago in a Levenger catalog. I have a stand to rest my book on, and it was tiresome to keep the pages open. This works perfectly!. I wish that they came in more cheerful colors, like yellow or red.
February 25, 2014
Useful and Stylish
Excellent product. Makes reading and citing so much easier.
February 22, 2014
Purchased More Than Once
I bought this as a gift because my mom was looking through the catalog and said she thought it was really cool. She reads all the time and this book weight is way better than trying to hold her book open with salt shakers and staplers or whatever she has on hand. It was so popular that my dad was always stealing it, so this year I bought him his own. I wouldn't be surprised if I end up buying them for my entire family because they're so popular.
The only thing tiny suggestion I have to Levenger: Allow for a longer monogram. While initials are nice, it would be great to be able to put a name on it. And my dad has four initials, so I couldn't put them all on. Allowing more characters would be great.
December 29, 2013