AbstractAn apparatus for supporting a reading article in an open position includes a base member having a base supporting surface for supporting a reading article along a lower edge of the reading article when in an open position and being appropriately dimensioned to accommodate reading articles of varying sizes and a backing member operatively connected to the base member and extending at least in a vertical direction relative to the base member and having a backing support surface for supporting the reading article. The apparatus is adjustable along several axes, i.e., along both horizontal and vertical planes, to selectively position the reading material at a desired reading level. The angular orientation of the article is also adjustable. The support apparatus is capable of supporting books of varying sizes including oversized reference books or the like. The apparatus is also collapsible for ease of transport and/or storage.