I like the feel of a book on my hands, the smell of old pages, the way I can flick through them.
I use computers everyday to study, but they will never replace books. It just feels like there’s a bigger distance if you’re reading something through a screen. Books are the physical link between reality and the fantastic world to which a book could transport you. A library is friendly because the spines of books surround you, each unique, each full of character. A library where identical, mechanical screens glare back at you is one that feels most unwelcoming.
I understand the many advantages of ebooks (eg when considering transport or storage) but this is my personal, emotional attachment to books acknowledging the importance of their existence. Hope you enjoy!