I enjoy being surrounded by books, just looking at books gives me comfort, the more books the merrier (the same goes for pictures on the wall and a few other things)
Rooms like this spell heaven to me!................ Screen books ? Nah, thank you very much!
The tangibility of books is a wonderful thing. I can look at my shelves right now and see books I've had for thirty or forty years right alongside books I just got last week. It's like having your whole life on a shelf, available for immediate review, with no batteries or software upgrades required. And Amazon can't come along in the dark of night and delete them, either.
Plus, if I don't like a book or the author makes me mad, I can find much gratification by flinging that book across the room. Punching a "delete" button will never produce the same catharsis.
“When people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” -- Malcolm X