I thought it would be a good time for another bookworm discussion! Do you have a preference between paperback books or hard covers?
Personally, I tend towards paper back books mainly because of their price point. I find that the money I can save per book, can add up quickly and can mean that I’m able to add one more book to my shopping cart!
I am currently getting ready to move to Montreal in two weeks, and I’m packing up many of my books and I was surprised at how many more paper back books I have compared to hardback books! Beyond the lower price point, I think an often-overlooked benefit to owning paper backs is they are slightly lighter then hardbacks. While this may seem trivial, at the moment I can assure you the difference is becoming quite apparent!
While I do appreciate the beauty of a hardback book, I rarely will spurge on them if a paperback is available. I will purchase a hardback in two scenarios, if the book is brand new and there is no paperback available, and if they cover art is significantly nicer on the hardback. I usually only find this to be an issue when a movie is being made of a book, and all of the mass-market paperbacks now are covered with photos of the actors, which I don’t really enjoy.
On the second-hand market however, I will buy what ever catches my eye. As I find that the price points are often so good I can get whatever sparks my fancy. Though I must say that I do have quite a few hardback books that I bought second-hand, which I think does say something about their ability to hold up against wear and tear of everyday life.
So that’s it! I really love paperbacks, but I can absolutely appreciate the beauty and durability that hardbacks provide!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic! Do you have a strong preference between these options, why or why not!
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