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citethesource June 12th, 2014 2:49am

Have you purchased a physical book in the last twelve months?

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arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
06/11/14 9:48 pm

My gosh, it heartens me to see that this of the three questions has the highest percentage of "yes" votes.

bMyComrade Stumptown
06/11/14 11:58 pm

I snagged a pair of gloves with treated fingertips so I could use my touchscreen without taking them off.

bMyComrade Stumptown
06/11/14 8:14 pm

Probably in the vicinity of 30 or more. I have an addiction to books, especially when I'm in Powell's bookstore. That number is going to climb soon as the mothers of one of my student's gave me a $50 gift card for Powell's as a thank you.

susanr Colorado
06/11/14 8:17 pm

Yes, but with maybe one exception they've all been used books, and almost all paperbacks. Mostly I'm filling out series of mysteries that I share with my daughter.

Maj Worth Economist
06/11/14 7:57 pm

I live for

Ivyra Earth
06/13/14 2:27 pm

Physical books are the only books I will touch.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
06/11/14 10:13 pm

I haven't bought a physical book, but a lot of digital books. :-)

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
06/12/14 11:51 am

I switched when I moved about a dozen boxes of books up to a third floor apartment alone.

OhTheIrony Learning from you
06/11/14 8:18 pm

You should ask about novels specifically because I suspect many of us are students who have to buy textbooks for class but would otherwise not buy physical books.

fredd TrumpLand
06/11/14 11:57 pm

All kinds of things from the obvious, like reading lights etc, to interesting and/or whacky stuff. Hard to describe really.

Burntwaffle VA Politics and Pie
06/11/14 7:50 pm

Capitolism and Feedom by Milton Friedman.

dyousif Rhode Island
06/13/14 5:29 pm

Yes, I just bought Off-Season by Jack Ketchum.

fredd TrumpLand
06/11/14 10:52 pm

Ooh, that's an awesome bookstore. I particularly like all the potentially handy trinkets and tools they sell near the checkout.

fredd TrumpLand
06/11/14 9:19 pm

Quite a few. Mostly used books from discount stores, thrift stores etc.

Compared to E-books I own them 100% and they're mostly far cheaper.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
06/11/14 9:21 pm

I thought about this, but there are a lot of digital options for textbooks,too.

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
06/13/14 11:26 am

I just got a reprint of the BSA Handbook 1st edition (1911), and we had to buy Jim Butcher's Skin Games when it came out.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
06/11/14 8:07 pm

All of my media purchases are now digital. I haven't purchased physical media in awhile.

Wino I need a drink
06/11/14 8:47 pm

Yep. I like to read before bed and screens mess with my sleep pattern. Also, I have young kids and they read (only permitted an hour screen time per day).

saulecker Durham, NC
06/13/14 8:43 pm

I've bought 4 ebooks in the last two weeks.

Antoinette Michigan
06/11/14 8:11 pm

Yes, for school and for entertainment.

fracy A deeper shade of blue.
06/11/14 8:13 pm

Red Rising by Pierce Brown and I really despised it.

pedwingeorge Benson IL
06/11/14 8:54 pm

Yes i have because i worked at a place that sold books

06/14/14 11:54 am

half price books, bought nearly all of the Calvin and Hobbes collection

kermie gaytopia
06/11/14 11:47 pm

I only buy physical books. Glad to see we still exist.

kermie gaytopia
06/11/14 11:48 pm

What kinds of trinkets and tools?

ladyniner81 I need chocolate
06/12/14 9:13 pm

Everytime I go to Goodwill or any thrift store I pick up a book or two. I am a serious book worm. I picked up Stephen King's Dr. Sleep today. I seriously wanted to read that. MY sister has been bugging me to read that too.