This missal stand or book rest gives you the beauty of clear plexiglas while the higher style of the back puts the book being read at a greater pitch than some other missal stands. The missal stand is hand formed from 1/4 inch solid plexiglas and the top measures 17-1/2 inches wide and 10 inches deep so has plenty of room to hold even larger sized books . The back of the missal stand is 6 inches high and it then tapers down to the altar surface so provides a greater pitch for easy and comfortable reading from the book being used. The missal stand slides easily for adjustment of position or the open sides make it easy to lift and move the missal stand to where you would like to place it. The unique clear material of the missal stand allows you to display the beauty of your altar book through the clear plexiglas material while not distracting from the altar setting. The back stop across the bottom of the missal stand keeps the book being used securely in place so it is not sliding off the stand.