The Book Seat is an Australian invention designed by an avid reader from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. While working in disability & running a small creative business, the mother of two spent most of her evenings, as book lovers do, reading a good book in bed. Bibliophiles know the struggle is real when it comes to comfortable reading positions. Cramped hands, sore arms, constantly shifting about to give one hand a rest. And so, from this discomfort, an idea was born.   

 A dream of something to hold her book in place with the pages open for her, so she could really relax and read in bed. A support for the book that allowed her to keep her arms comfortable, cozy & warm under the covers. An innovation that would enable her to read endlessly without experiencing those aches and pains of awkward reading positions. 

This came to be, The Book Seat. The hands-free solution for comfortable reading. 

Now, along with her brother, daughter and two other much loved staff, Cindy and her team manage the production and supply of The Book Seat from her Melbourne based business. As the exclusive manufacturer and intellectual property owner, we provide The Book Seat worldwide from various final assembly & fulfilment centres located in the UK, Canada, the US, New Zealand and Australia. 

We proudly support local business & communities through our choice of these companies. All locations where final assembly, quality control, packaging & despatch of The Book Seat takes place, are chosen with a focus on disability support. Cindy made this decision early on as a way to continue her involvement in the disability sector and because of how important these types of facilities are to those needing assisted employment opportunities.  

In the UK, we work closely with Royal British Legion Industries in Leatherhead, Surrey. RBLI provide employment and career opportunities to Armed Forces Veterans and people with disabilities through their amazing social enterprise, Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company.

"I love this company.

Besides making an excellent, functional product, they are socially responsible and socially responsive." M. Warren