What are Bed Books, you say? I'm so glad you asked. Bed Books are books that you read. In bed. Thusly:
I desperately want to make fun of these, but you know, what if Bed Books work? What if they really do prevent neckstrain and eyestrain and all the other assorted strains we readers subject ourselves to on a nightly basis? And don't even get me started on the number of times I've fallen asleep while reading on my back, only to be awoken by the impact of my book thudding onto my face. This is the primary reason for my prejudice against hardcover novels.
I am a little alarmed at this photo, though. Is it just me, or does it look like this woman's shoulder is growing directly out of her throat?
So far, the Bed Books catalogue contains only 24 titles, but it's a nice little selection, ranging from Alice in Wonderland to My Man Jeeves to Siddhartha to the Bible. You can't accuse the Bed Books people of not covering their bases. And I loved reading their rationale for why all the titles are classics:
Why are the world's first Bed Books literary classics? In our research for the creation of our First Edition Bed Books, we quickly realized that classic literature is classic literature not only because its titles have been reprinted over and over through the years, have been adopted and made into hundreds of theatrical events, radio shows, and motion pictures, but because they are great reads!And let's not forget that, because they're out of copyright, they're also FREE! You go, you mercenary bed readers. You go.