Recently I looked online for a printed version of the Federalist Papers.
The first result showed promise.
Then I started reading the reviews.
The posts conveying the tingles of nostalgia about the heft, the smell, the artwork of a good hardcover, one without a dust jacket, one that is embellished and decorated directly … resonated within me.
I like a finely crafted and well adorned hardcover.
There are even statistics that printed volumes are doing just fine: Print Books are Still Outselling ebooks
I’ve been buying my latest stuff on iBooks. The convenience is totally there.
But there is just something about a quality hardcover, and to a lesser, bind cracking, extent, a softcover, that just feels right; in the hands and in the soul.
I like me a solid, lay-flat hardcover. 😀
I think I’ll order that Federalist Papers hardcover book now.