Just as an aside, e-books ARE real books.
I believe you meant to say "paper books"
Some authors for me are 'shelf worthy', such as Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury, and others.
The rest, I donate.
I still enjoy going to Barnes and Noble, they have lots of childrens books, and titles I can't get on the K.
Not every title is available for e-books, regardless of which brand you choose.
Reading on the Kindle1 is a very enjoyable experience, especially when you are out and about.......having all your books at your fingertips gives you the ability to read WHAT you want WHEN you want.