You buy a new book, crack it open and put it on your stand, and this first thing that happens is the book closes itself. No matter what you try, the pages just don't want to stay open. Enter the Long Beach Music Page clip and your worries are over. This is an 18 gauge steel clip that holds your books open on the stand. It's simple yet very effective at doing its job, you can't go wrong with this tool of the trade!