There could be several reasons for you to need a stand of this nature but above all when it comes to displaying larger more heavily bound books, the focus needs to be on making the readability aspect more prominent and yet the accessibility to turning of pages and picking the book up with ease is also critical. On both these counts this stand scores well. The stand has a great backrest giving it ample balance. The metal structure of course makes it really sturdy and despite the weight of the heaviest of books, it should be able to keep itself upright. The gorgeous trellis design o the backdrop makes it look great as much in the front as on the back. Could be used for seminars, musical concerts, exhibits and for religious ceremonies alike. There is something very traditionally relevant about the look of tis design making it a firm pick amidst all kinds of choices. The stand has a height of 32 cm and width of 30 cm making it compact and well balanced.