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    No more books

    Went to the market today.
    No more paper back books for sale.
    Still have magazines, but not many.
    Will books become obsolete?????
    I enjoy reading real books.
    It's just something about holding a book in my hands.
    Just cannot imagine trying to read a book online.
    Feel for the people who don't have a computer, if books are gone.

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    Man, the way the young uns are hung up on cell phones and social media these days, wouldn't be surprised. Newspapers are struggling, magazines soon to follow, IMHO.X
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    BTW, I have an old Kindle, download books from Amazon, got a lot of them archived. Like your own personal library w/o taking up space. Of course, you have to have internet access and WIFI is helpful.
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    We have a Goodwill Outlet near my house. They run 1000's of books through their building every day. You pay $.25 measured across the binding. Wonderful books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abunaitoo View Post
    It's just something about holding a book in my hands.
    Just cannot imagine trying to read a book online.
    Feel for the people who don't have a computer, if books are gone.
    I used to say the same thing. Like gbrown I have a Kindle, and I've grown to like it. I can carry books, newspapers, and magazines in one small package. Once you download them, you don't need WiFi to read. There are also a lot of cheap or free books about history.
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    I use 3 different book aps on my phone. Much lighter.
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    I have two kindle fire tablets. Most of my internet and reading, games also on there. Still read paper books and magazines. Lots of WW II stuff right now.
    Hope real books stay around.
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    I hate reading on devices. I've tried a Kindle Paperwhite, my cell phone, iPad, laptop...just prefer paper. And I'm one those young'uns...sort of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abunaitoo View Post
    Will books become obsolete?????
    Probably.
    I've know young people that didn't have any.
    Their world comes to them on a cell phone screen.

    I grab them at the thrift stores for 25 cents for paperbacks and $1. for first edition hard cover.
    I'll read them, save a few to read again in a year or two, and pretty much throw the rest away since nobody wants them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geraldo View Post
    I used to say the same thing. Like gbrown I have a Kindle, and I've grown to like it. I can carry books, newspapers, and magazines in one small package. Once you download them, you don't need WiFi to read. There are also a lot of cheap or free books about history.
    I buy used history books from Amazon; Sir John Keegan, Max Hastings, and keepers like Shots fired in anger, A rifleman went to war, but I take my Kindle to gun shows with Flayderman's guide on there. For good pulp I check out ebooks from the library, or because I have a good relationship with my local library, they call me when a new Sandford, C J Box, or Lee Child hardback comes in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJames View Post
    Lee Child hardback comes in.
    His guy Reacher is tough.
    I often wonder if he is related to Chuck Norris.
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    Books, just like the one found by the soldier in "Dances with Wolves", he showed the real value of books!
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    The last couple times I've gotten hung up in a waiting room, I've been painfully aware that although there are still magazine racks, there are no (0) magazines to be seen. Covid is making the world stupid in more ways than one.
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    I like books. I like the term dead tree tech . It goes right along with wooden boats, wood framed houses, wood rifle stocks. Even fossil fuels/ coal. I know ,It's despicable to be so not green.
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    Abebooks.com

    This is a used book site. Many authors and titles. I've had good luck with all my transactions.

    Some sellers are overseas - Europe, England... This can lengthen delivery time, but that also increases anticipation.

    I haven't noticed a shortage of physical books, but then again haven't actively looked at/for boss lately.

    Most of my reading is on my phone or Kindle Fire. A concern of e books for me is that they don't seem to be any cheaper despite their not requiring printing, warehouse space or multiple delivery phases. I also don't like that there isn't a convenient way to give away or loan e books.

    My wife notes that some studies say that we don't retain what is read from e books as well as physical books. Since I don't remember either very well, I can't speak to this.

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    real books are so much easier on the eyes to read .im analogue in a digital world.one emp from the sun and you will appreciate old school tech.

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    The goodwill and salvation army here has very few books.
    We have only one book store left on island.
    Kids here graduate high school have no idea how to read books.
    They read audio books
    Sad

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    I've had Kindle readers since they were released. In fact, I bought my first one and sold it several months later for what I'd paid for it.
    It is so easy to use that it is not funny and I rarely buy books from Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winger Ed. View Post
    I've know young people that didn't have any.
    I know old people who don't have any. My dad is pushing 80, and he hasn't read a book since high school.

    Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against paper pages, and I'll buy a real book if there's no other way to get it and I want it bad enough.
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    We both came from families of bibliophiles and created a family of bibliophiles. One son has his MS Aerospace Engineering and the other is ABD (all but dissertation) from his Doctorate in Comparative Ethics. After saying that I must say that I'm on my sixth Kindle. LOML and I share an account and we have over 400 books on it - and not one bookshelf. It is truly miraculous. We also check out library books on the Kindle. I will still buy paper books if there are maps in it - maps do not translate to that little screen well at all.
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