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View Poll Results: Do you still purchase physical books?
Yes, more than eBooks. 15 8.82%
Yes, the same amount as eBooks. 4 2.35%
Yes, but less than eBooks. 44 25.88%
Yes, but only when the book is unavailable in digital format. 27 15.88%
No, but I still read physical books I already have. 38 22.35%
No, and I don't own any physical books. 15 8.82%
Other/Option not mentioned here. 33 19.41%
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Old 01-22-2022, 08:22 PM   #1
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Do you still purchase physical books?

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Old 01-22-2022, 08:57 PM   #2
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I picked the closest match. I no longer buy or read physical books. But I do still own all my old ones.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:09 PM   #3
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All the novels and reference books are gone, but still have cookbooks and craft books.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:20 PM   #4
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Only when there's no ebook, and that's quite common with books in my native language. So, while ebooks in English make up the bulk of my reading material, I still buy physical books in Estonian occasionally.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:33 PM   #5
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I'm the only one who so far voted "Yes, more than eBooks." However, it is a matter of interpretation. I mostly read library eBooks, and if you count my taxes, as well and the Brooklyn out of state fee, it could be that I actually pay more for eBooks than paper.

If I can't borrow as an eBook, I might borrow paper, as I did today.

But, more often, if I can't borrow the eBook, I'll buy the cheapest used copy seen at bookfinder.com. Used paper is almost always cheaper than the eBook -- something I find to be totally fair.
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Old 01-22-2022, 10:08 PM   #6
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I haven't purchased a physical book in a long, long time, but I'm not going to say I never will again. So I guess my vote is 'Other'.
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Old 01-23-2022, 12:55 AM   #7
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Yes, but almost exclusively for gifts and cookbooks.
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:59 AM   #8
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No but I still own reference books but not any novels. So I answered 'other option'.
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Old 01-23-2022, 02:59 AM   #9
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I am actually reading a physical book for the first time in years. It was unavailable in digital form. I have a couple of others in that category I have bought in last couple of years, for the same reason, but have yet to start reading these.

I’d like to get rid of most of my physical books, but it is very hard to find takers and the idea of carting them to the dump is somehow sacreligious to me.
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Old 01-23-2022, 03:09 AM   #10
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Other - once in a blue moon. I can't say never - I hit buy on abebooks last night.
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:21 AM   #11
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no, but I didn't do away with my physical books, even though I don't read them anymore. I tried, but it's just too inconvenient
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:18 AM   #12
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Other: I only purchase or borrow ebooks. I still own some physical books but I don't read them.
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:53 AM   #13
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I picked other. I don't buy pbooks, but I still own some that I don't read.
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Old 01-23-2022, 05:54 AM   #14
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Would a book on CD be a physical book?
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Old 01-23-2022, 07:05 AM   #15
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I only buy ebooks, but in addition to reading unread owned paperbooks, I’ll borrow paperbooks from the library if they don’t exist or are outrageously expensive as ebooks. That said, it’s got to be a book I really, really want to read, as I vastly prefer ebook reading.
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