25 Best Reading Chairs For Peak Literature Consumption
Once upon a time, a reading chair referred to something specific. Like, a chair in the house actually made for—and dedicated to—reading. I can't fact check if they all belonged in dimly lit secret libraries, but in my head they certainly did. Now though, the concept of a reading chair is pretty loose. It's more like an accent chair with a purpose. The purpose which is, of course, reading.
The thing that turns a regular old accent chair into a reading chair, is that it's not purely for display. You're not putting it in the corner of the room no one goes into, and that serves no purpose. No, this chair might be in a corner, but it's the comfy corner that has a floor lamp and quiet energy. It might have a higher back or wider seat for optimal comfort during long bouts of sitting. It's comfortable, of course, but not so comfortable that you are tempted to lie down and take a nap. You gotta stay awake, for the sake of the literature.
Here, we've rounded up 25 of the best reading chairs at every price point, from a few budget picks, some middle-of-the-road choices, to some straight-up investments, which, even if they're not part of your journey right now, will serve you well for inspiration on that future home library they'll one day live in. Just wait.
You've built out your personal library. Now it's time to put those books to use.