This is a topic of conversation that frequently arise when others learn that I am a librarian. And of course, the standard reply has always been consistent: the answer is purely personal and subjective. 

Or is it?

While it is interesting to note that a year and a half ago Amazon announced their Kindle ebook sales were outpacing print sales, it seems that to get more bang for your buck, the hard copy might be a wiser choice.

The infographic below shows the top reasons for choosing hard copy over the digital option. The results are from a poll of 1000 followers of the UK website, Fatbrain. 

Courtesy of Fatbrain.co.uk

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