These 11 Genius Products Will Make Reading In The Bath So Much Easier

by Melissa Ragsdale
Japan Trend Shop

I've recently discovered the joys of reading in the bath. After a long day, I like to grab my favorite read, pick out a bath bomb (maybe a Sorting Hat bath bomb), light some candles, put on soothing music, and settle in for a nice, long soak. Reading and bathing on their own are some of the best ways to relax, and when you combine the two, you can feel your stress just melt away.

Of course, bringing books into the bathtub comes with a degree of peril. You don't want get your books wet, or worse, drop them in the water. We all have our own horror stories and cautionary tales. For instance, when I was a kid, my little sister dropped my beloved copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in the tub, and it (fittingly) sent me into All-Caps Harry levels of anger. My beautiful, hardcover book was ruined forever. I still get sad when I think about it.

But even if you're super careful, it's really tricky to not get your book wet. How do you turn the pages without getting water on them? What are the tricks for avoiding ambient moisture from making its way onto your read? And boy, it can be exhausting to try to hold the book up above the water for a long time. With all of these things to worry about, it can be hard to truly feel relaxed.

Don't sweat it, where there's a will, there's a way. There are some pretty nifty products out there designed to help keep your book nice and dry, while you can reach the ultimate levels of relaxation. These innovative ideas will help you balance your book, turn the pages, and get totally comfortable, all while keeping your book completely dry. Say good-bye to any anxiety you may have had about ruining your book.

Plus, there are tons of adorable literary-themed bath accessories that will amp up your bathing game, and make you feel totally at peace. From cultivated scents to cute adornments, you'll find everything you need to create the perfect ambience. Before you know it, you'll feel as if you're in your own personal literary spa.

So, get the water started and grab yourself a good book to settle in with. After all, you deserve to treat yourself to some quality me-time. With the help of these genius bath products, you'll never want to leave your tub—and you won't have to.


Bathtub Caddy

Luxury Bathtub Caddy Tray, $40, Amazon

This little device will prop up your book to keep it from getting wet, plus there's a spot for any snacks or drinks you may need.


You-bumi Waterproof Book Cover Bath Bag

You-Bumi Waterproof Book Cover Bath Bag, $71, Japan Trend Shop

You-bumi literally means "bath literature" in Japanese. With this innovative tool, you can read your book in the bath (or even the pool or rain) without having to worry about it getting wet. There's even a waterproof pouch with for your fingers so that you can turn the page.


Clear Book Weight

Clear Acrylic Book Weight, $30, Amazon

Another solution to the age-old problem of how to keep your wet fingers away from your book. This clear weight allows for hands-free reading, wherever you are.


Literary Soaps, Bath Bombs, and Lotions

Pride and Prejudice Soap, Lotion, and Bath Bomb Set, $18, The MacBath

Infuse every part of your bath experience with the literary spirit. You can get lovely soaps, lotions, and bath bombs to match your favorite reads from The MacBath.


Page Turner

Page Turner, $17, Performance Health

This handy little tool means you can turn the pages without having to touch them with your wet fingers.


Literary Rubber Duck

Literary Rubber Duck, $4, The Literary Gift Company

After all, reading is better when you do it with a friend! Now even your rubeer duck can join in the fun.


Waterproof E-Reader Case

Universal Waterproof eReader Protective Case Cover, $10, Amazon

Use this to take your e-reader into the tub with you without having to worry about it getting damaged.


Bath Pillow

Gorilla Grip Non-Slip Bath Pillow, $16, Amazon

Essential for achieving maximum comfort levels as you read the day away in the tub.


Waterproof Book

Clothes of Heaven and Other Poems, €19.99, Bibliobath

You read that right. Bibliobath makes books that are completely waterproof. Their collection currently includes reads from Mark Twain, Shakespeare, W.B. Yeats, and Sun Zi.


Literary Candle

Enchanted Library Candle, $19, Form and Flux

There are so many different flavors and styles of literary candles you can buy to make the perfect ambience for your bath.


Harry Potter House Robe

Once you've finished your bath, you'll definitely want to snuggle up in a comfy robe. And with these luxurious bathrobes, you can show off your pride for your Hogwarts house.

Harry Potter House Robes, $50, ThinkGeek