When was the last time you bought a physical book/played for a book?
I can't even remember since I got my kindle, I only torrent all books. Its easier and better than real books. more eco friendly and less bulkier.
I honestly don't get why people still buy physical books.
I bought a house with a library (flyover country) and have been filling it up slowly. Last book was Carpentiers Kingdom of this World which had an excellent condition mark, and which was filled with notes. I bought from alibris.
>I honestly don't get why people still buy physical books
Mostly because the machine I read ebooks with also has an endless internet porn. Moreover, there's a sense of space associated with progressing through a set of physical pages that isn't nearly as satisfying when done with an ebook.
>live in a flyover state
>have an entire room devoted to my office and library
>slowly filling up the shelves my carpenter brother in law made me as a wedding present.
>have a few books arriving today via amazon prime today to add to my collection.
Cityfags will never know this comfy feel.
I'm not going to pretend I don't enjoy the feeling that someone may see and care about what I'm reading but I also genuinely can not concentrate on ebooks. I have a tough enough time concentrating as it is, I'm hopeless for some reason when it comes to reading from a screen
I honestly would use ebooks if I could but I'm unfortunately unable to, and I save enough money on the ungodly amount of music I pirate that I feel alright about paying for books
I have an ebook and I don't use it. I love physical books.
>live in the central area of a major metropolis
>have an entire room devoted to my library
>have another one
>already filled up the shelves i had imported from spain with one day's interest payments
>have a few hundred books arriving next week via auction houses and private collections to add to my library
poorfags will never know this comfy feel
I buy used books, so I never spend more than $6 for one. I haven't bought any in a while; last major haul was last year when I bought 20 from a library sale. Paid like $7 for all of em, some of them very nice hard covers.
>>already filled up the shelves i had imported from spain with one day's interest payments
Unless you're in mainland Europe I don't understand why you'd import shelves from Spain. I don't think they even have any distinct hardwood trees and they're not really known for their woodworking.
About a week and a half ago I bought pic related at a local secondhand store. In general I'll just download what I want to read online but I do prefer having a physical book to read.
I have a lot of disposable income, so I always buy my books from a local used book store. It makes me feel good to support the business; it's the only one like it in my area, which is fairly large.
That said, I actually just purchased my books for this semester from Amazon. They're getting here Friday. I would have gone and searched the book store but I wanted to take advantage of my Prime membership, acquired through my University.
I mainly buy poetry collections to read on public transport and give to friends when I am finished. A sweet 2nd hand bookstore opened up pretty close to where I live. Bought slaughterhouse 5 in november for a dollar. It had a hideous cover and has since been lost. Bless Billy Pilgrim and his children's crusade. I do most of my reading on eBook as I move around a bit. Keen to get my box o' books out of storage soon. I have a really nice copy of Ulysses that I hope still smells fresh and hasn't yellowed. Worst books I have bought are those orange $10 penguin classics. They are remarkably dull additions to any shelf.
The Hobbit 3 days ago
I spent $11 on a used copy of short stories incl. shipping from Amazon about 30 minutes ago. I recently decided to stop downloading free ebooks, for ethical reasons. It's a good incentive to read what I have.
I also make frequent use of my local library's Interlibrary Loan system to avoid paying for expensive academic books - it's a great resource.
Just received this purchase from Amazon. I buy books all the time. Weirdos
>2 ikea bookshelves only 2/3s full
yeah published in 93. It was a library book in North Carolina, based on the call number, and the checkout list is totally empty with a "discarded" stamp on it.
I have no idea why it hasn't been republished
>books leaning at angle
also, nice collection of textbooks and encyclopedias. and's it's super-cool to have a framed picture sitting on the shelf blocking some books. that really reinfoces your how much attention you pay to what's on those shelves.
Im surprised that in a forum full of aspiring writers nobody has said that they buy books to support authors.
I buy the Booker short list every year and books off the long list of authors that I have previously read and enjoyed.
Apart from that I buy from and sell to the local second hand bookstore. They are more expensive than you would otherwise find online, but its much nicer to look around a shop filled with books than it is to browse Amazon etc...
Are you fucking retarded?
Can you only buy a bookshelf if you have enough books to fill it at 100% capacity?
Bookshelves look like shit when they're all jammed in, not to mention possibly damaging the books.
Who fucking gives a shit if they're not full.
It's in really good condition as well. There's no way anyone has read this copy unless they ironed it afterwards or something
Weird, I don't remember them being an option when I bought mine. I pulled the trigger a few days ago (after having it in my cart for a month) after reading Plus and Cannonball and realizing I needed 1k more pages of McElroy in my life.
Have you ever trailed off in thought, then felt yourself falling back into reality, as you seem to regain consciousness from some far-off field; and suddenly you see yourself in the middle of a boschian landscape rendered in pointillist chaos, where every point in space and time is a mass of intersecting lines to form a whole?
Whenever I've tried to explain to people how I feel when this happens to me, they look at me with confusion, with that closed-off look in their eyes. Cannonball is where McElroy's art has opened up to me, where every sentence seem to be a continuation of my thought. I hate to be so abstract or romantic, but that is truly how I feel.
I only buy when Book Depository sends me discount codes.