Last week I purchased a BookGem book holder for the express purpose of enhancing my Nook Color reading experience. While I could have purchased another protective cover designed to double as a stand, I opted for a multi-purpose product (as I usually do). The BookGem works with hardcovers and trade paperbacks, including an option for easy page turns. I haven’t tried it with the mass market paperback format yet, and probably won’t because the smaller size editions are lightweight and don’t typically cause me hand or arm strain while reading.
In addition to traditional books, the BookGem easily accommodates the Nook, Nook Color, iPad, Kindle or other similar sized ereaders and tablets. I also liked the fact that the BookGem is made and sold in the United States, so I can feel good about supporting American inventiveness, innovation, ingenuity and industry. The BookGem’s compact light-weight design allows me to keep it with me at all times, so wherever I am, my Nook Color and BookGem are sure to follow.
I plan to purchase more of these as gifts for the bibliophiles among my close friends and family. The manufacturer offers nice discounts on quantity orders and shipping is free. I felt the $14.95 price for a single unit was reasonable considering the versatility of this gem of a book accessory product. I give the BookGem four out of five stars.