Hello library readers! We love hearing about your reading styles, and today we’d like to hear your opinions on whether you prefer print books or e-books as your primary format choice. There are many reasons for loving print books and just as many for loving e-books. Personally I am primarily a print book reader, where lining books up, admiring their spines, and holding them in my hands are a few of my favorite things. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that sometimes I wish my purse wasn’t bogged down by what I’m currently reading.
Here is a short list of why e-books and print books are both awesome.
Reasons for loving e-books:
- Easy to carry
- You can take millions of books anywhere
- Easy storage
- The Library has an awesome e-library
Reasons for loving print books:
- They smell nice
- You can line them up and admire them
- They make great decor
- They minimize blue light exposure
In a short survey of 4 Adult Services Librarians, 3 preferred print books over e-books. So tell us, which type of book format do you prefer and why?
-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian