Finally stopped at the Dollar Store and grabbed a pack of the long hairbands, they're a bit too big though. Guess I could cut it and sew it... Still a very clever idea.
And now I'm wondering if I should get a skin to cover the shiny bezel!? It hasn't bothered me that much, but at times if the books in just not the right position, or if I use the reader light, it is distracting... Or maybe hold out to see if newer model does come out 'new and improved' [read - no shiny bezel?!]