Jefferson Bookstand

Jefferson Bookstand

Replica of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Revolving Bookstand c.1810

This revolving bookstand is a reproduction of the original found in Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, and is crafted of mahogany with a hand-polished finish. Holding multiple books at adjustable angles, it is well suited for cross-checking information from several sources while keeping reference works handy. This design allows readers to compare texts and read multiple works at once. The bookstand is located in Doyle Library's Special Collections room.

The bookstand was generously donated by Nelson Weller.