Keesa wrote:I love an old book. I love the feel, and the smell, and the colors...
annis wrote:I know this well. It's a shame the wonderful, dry smell I associate with old books is just a sign that they're being eaten away.
Just for fun, a random sample of my library. My Polybius from 1844 is a wonderful experience: good printing, fine cloth paper, a little foxing for character but not enough to make reading impossible, and of course the wonderful aroma. I have books printed less than 10 years ago that'll not survive another 10 at all, and this Polybius will still be useful and sturdy for another 100 years at least.
Moerus wrote:I think it's criminal to make a paperback! They should all have hard covers!
Keesa wrote:Moerus wrote:I think it's criminal to make a paperback! They should all have hard covers!
I can't say that. I love hardbacks, of course, and I'd like to have nothing but hardcover books, but when I look at the availability and the affordability of paperbacks, and I look at all the books I've been able to read and own because they were paperbacks, I can't hate them. They're the best and worst things that have ever happened to books.
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