I read to my children when they were infants, usually while I was feeding them. At this age, its the closeness that they desire and need, so why not read to them?
As they got older, we had LOTS of board books around the house, even in their crib. Lots of classics are board books. They will get chewed, ripped and completely destroyed. But, chance are, your babies will love the stories and will be able to recognize the pictures and characters as they get older.
The Happy Readers
"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." - Jacqueline Kennedy