I think this is the big decision for all avid book readers.
I know I myself get torn between whether or not to buy a book in its hardback edition or paperback. But at the end of the day, each has its pros and cons.
Hardbacks are sturdier and therefore last longer before they look tattered, often have nicer covers and look brilliant on bookcases.
Paperbacks are cheaper, smaller and lighter for carrying around in your bag for those moments when you’ve got time to just pull out a book and read a few pages.
Personally, I adore hardbacks, but I only own a few because I would much rather buy two or sometimes even three books for the price that one hardback would cost me. There’s also the tricky decision to make when you have a the first book in a series in paperback, and the new release comes out but only in hardback. Do you buy it straight away and have a mis-matched collection, or painfully wait until the paperback edition is released?!
It’s a tricky one, and I for one am torn between loving the aesthetics of hardbacks and the economic practicality of paperbacks.
What are your thoughts? Hardback or paperback? ❤️📚