Second hand books

In the time of Kindle and iBooks it lovely to see the second hand books stall at Southbank still attracting attention. There is something about holding a book. The feel, the smell, the age, the size, each one is different. A book gets damaged, worn, aged. You can interact with it because it is tactile. Whilst I think digital books have there place for ease, cost etc, . And the best part of the decline hand book industry is you can find reasonably prices treasures!

What do you think?

20130815-125819.jpgI think books have a magic that I hope is never lost!

Further reading:
http://themetapicture.com/a-digital-book-vs-a-real-book/
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/other-gadgets/e-readers-making-books-obsolete1.htm
http://www.sentinelprinting.com/21-reasons-why-real-books-beat-e-books/

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I like ereaders, they’re convenient and they facilitate reading. Although, there’s something special and magical about physical books that makes them irreplaceable.

    1. I agree, thanks for commenting!

  2. craftymadre says:

    I definitely agree. There’s something especially cool about used books and using the text and illustrations, or even just the blank end pages in crafting is so much fun.

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