Print Books or E-books?

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

Livingston, NJ 07039, USA

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