The Gimble Book Holder and More…

I’ve been a bit remiss in talking about some book-related items of late, and one I wanted to touch upon was the Gimble Book Holder, which I purchased some time ago from GoneReading.

With Amazon and so many other vendors out there, you’re probably wondering why I purchased a book-related product from this organization.  I’ll leave you with the clincher for me: “Gone Reading International LLC, a philanthropic enterprise founded in 2011, markets a line of products for readers and book lovers under the GoneReading brand name. The company donates 100% of after-tax profits to provide new funding for libraries around the world.”

Yes, that was enough for me.  I am a strong believer in the power of reading and what it can do for not only those who wish to generate ideas and explore imaginative worlds, but also for those looking for an escape from their daily lives.  It not only can provide an escape and solace, but reading also can generate thinking among children — teaching them to explore and develop their own ideas and make them reality.  While the United States has an extensive library system — albeit an underfunded one — countries around the world do not.  Read about their first library project in Ethiopia.

Ok, but back to the Gimble.  I may not use it on a daily bases while reading a book, but I have used it to read while cooking and to hold my place open in a book while typing a quote into a review.  I find it so helpful when I’m typing up my reviews or striving to fit in some reading time while cooking at the stove.  I’ve also just found that they now have the Gimble Traveler Book Holder.

They have a number of Austen-related gifts for the Jane Austen-lover in your life, and as my audience must know by now, Anna at Diary of an Eccentric is just such a person.  I have my eye on some things at GoneReading just for her.

I even have a secret wish list for myself, that just may include this one; so what are you waiting for?

Oh, I’ve got an incentive for you.  If you order from GoneReading, you can use this coupon code serena25 upon checkout to get 25% off through the end of 2013.  Sounds like a good way to get some great deals on holiday gifts for the readers in your life, doesn’t it?  Some Facebook readers may have gotten the jump on this deal, but I wanted to open it up to all my readers.

Go ahead, get your holiday shopping started and support the building of libraries in places that desperately need them.


  1. There are a lot of great gift ideas here. Thanks for the links!

  2. I love this idea. One of these could be especially useful for someone who tends to lose bookmarks.

  3. That book holder, and the whole company, is really neat. Would be a good way to manage a chunky book when you’re reading.

  4. I love Gone Reading and will have to look into that book holder!