The stand for tiny desks and big ideas!

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BookArc is the little MacBook stand that makes room for a big monitor. How? It holds MacBook vertically and off of your desk. Set your MacBook atop BookArc, plug in your favorite external monitor, keyboard & mouse. Now you have taken a compact laptop and turned it into a comfortable desktop setup for your home or office. Things like photo editing, spreadsheets and other projects are easier to see on a bright 24-inch (or bigger) screen. When it's time to go mobile or head out for a meeting, unplug your desktop connections and the BookArc Cable Catch will keep them in place for you.

Can my MacBook run while the screen is closed? Yes, it's a feature called Closed-Display Mode and great news, all MacBooks have it. Learn more here.

Does BookArc fit my MacBook? BookArc includes inserts to fit the 2020 MacBook Air and MacBook Pros. It can even be upgraded to hold future MacBooks. Here's how.

I already have a BookArc. How can I get the newest inserts? You can purchase inserts for the newest MacBooks to update your existing BookArc here.

Interested in BookArc for the new 16-inch or 14-inch MacBook Pro?
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Can your MacBook become a massive desktop workstation? Yes indeed.

With BookArc, even tiny desks fit a big monitor.

Just look at how effectively BookArc maximizes desk space! Now you can park a big display on the smallest of desks working from home or the office. Resting upright on BookArc, your MacBook can even be tucked behind your monitor, increasing your focus while freeing up even more desk space.

Create a comfortable desktop setup.

It’s hard to beat the portability of a MacBook on an airplane, but you don’t sit in an airplane seat at home. Why wouldn’t you sit in front of a full-size keyboard, mouse and external monitor when you can? BookArc creates room for comfy desktop setups whether you’re in the corner of a small apartment, in your temporary work from home office or atop a small IKEA desk. With BookArc, even a wall shelf becomes a potential desktop!

Fits your MacBook today, and tomorrow.

Get to know Apple's Closed-Display Mode.

The Origins of BookArc

Fun fact - BookArc was actually the very first product Twelve South introduced when the company launched in 2009 (a hundred years ago in "tech years"). Watch the video to see how it all came together.

BookArc Specs

BookArc for MacBook Height: 2.20 inches (5.58 cm)
Width: 3.60 inches (9.14 cm)
Length: 8.46 inches (21.48 cm)
Weight: 0.35 pounds (0.158 kg)
Insert D

13-inch MacBook Pro (USB-C, 2016-2019)

15-inch MacBook Pro (USB-C, 2016-2019)

A1706, A1708

A1707, A1990

Insert E

13-inch MacBook Air (Retina, 2018-2019)

13-inch MacBook Pro (USB-C, 2020)

A2159, A1989, A1932

A2289, A2251, A2338

Insert F

13-inch MacBook Air (Retina, 2020)

16-inch MacBook Pro (USB-C, 2019)

14-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 2021)

A2179, A2337



BookArc is not currently compatible with the new 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 2021). An updated insert  and new BookArcs that come with the new insert are not expected to be available until Spring 2022 due to current supply-chain issues and pandemic-related manufacturing delays. Please click here to sign up to be notified as soon as we have more information!

Don't see your model of MacBook? Check out our legacy inserts here.
Please note, these inserts are only compatible with the current version of BookArc. See FAQs for more information.

BookArc FAQs

Yes, you can buy them here.

The inserts are not compatible with the original form-factor of BookArc, BookArc for MacBook Air, or BookArc mod. Original BookArc and BookArc mod came with numbers on the inserts (some combination of 1-7). BookArc for MacBook Air came with a "1A" on the insert.

Many reasons, but basically it boils down to wanting a portable notebook on the road, and a comfortable desktop computer at home. Using your MacBook closed on a BookArc while connected to your favorite widescreen monitor, keyboard and mouse is truly the best of both worlds. Check out the video here.

Yes, you can. Connect a nice big external monitor, your favorite keyboard & mouse and you’ve essentially turned your MacBook into a space-saving micro tower. Apple calls it “Closed Clamshell Mode”. Read specific instructions directly from the Apple tech support site right here.

Yes, there is a front and back to BookArc. To ensure the very best fit with your MacBook, follow the Guide below to install a BookArc Insert in the proper direction:

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