After seeing how the versatile Queuger can clutch onto a book to hold back falling pages, I went into experiment-mode and look to my foam hair curler, twist tie and craft wire hoping they will be able to do the same too.
All three fared pretty well! Who knew right?!
Inspired by the success of the hair curler, I took out a twist tie saved from a coil of electrical cable, and craft wire. And both were excellent!
Finally, in order to make my wire makeshift bookstand look a little more presentable and gentler on the pages, I sandwiched the the twist tie between 2 ribbon strips, then sealed it all around with fabric glue (though stitches would be much better).