Going paperless has its advantages – it is eco-friendly, keeps the amount of stuff you need to lug around to a minimum, and lets you keep all of your reading material in one place. E-readers have lots of supporters – myself included, especially when I am traveling. But I love physical books, too. I love feeling the paper, progressing through the pages and noting how the thickness of the left side as I move through the book, and I love sifting through the options in a bookstore. Despite this, I use my Kindle more often than not. So what’s up with my totally less than faithful relationship with physical books?
I know I’m not alone in my love for real books AND the practicality of using an e-book. The handy infographic below takes a look at the top reasons for choosing a physical, lo-fi, analogue, hard copy book over a digital option. 1,000 people were polled to find out their reasons. Are you a physical book loyalist, or are you in the e-book camp? Leave us a note in the comments and tell us why!
Why choose a physical book over a digital version?