Your thoughts! Hardback vs. Paperback

THIS IS A SCHEDULED POST. I AM OFFLINE UNTIL SATURDAY 30TH AND THEREFORE WILL NOT BE ACTIVE OTHER THAN POSTING.

Hi all! Seeing as I had such a great respone to last weeks Bookish Debate, I decided to put all of your thoughts together and show what YOU think! If you’d like your comment removed, just let me know and I will this weekend (I’m not online this week).

So hard! I am going to go hardback on this because they are more aesthetically pleasing… they just make my book shelves look so darn good:)

You can’t make me decide!!!

I dislike hardbacks because reading with the Book jacket on is extremely annoying. It keeps sliding off! And when I remove the jacket, my greasy fingers rub off some of the book’s color on my fingertips…

I dislike paperbacks because I’m so careless and they’re easy to damage and bend.😦

Ahhh, I was planning on posting this discussion in a couple of weeks.😦

I definitely prefer hardback books because they’re sturdier and I think they’re so much more aesthetically pleasing! It’s also easier for them to stand on my bookshelf. I still buy paperbacks, but usually only if the hardback isn’t accessible to me (e.g. at a used bookstores) or if it’s drastically cheaper.

Anna says:

I usually go for paperbacks because they’re wayyy cheaper, but hardbacks are so much studier and (most of the time) prettier:)

I’m definitely Team Paperback.

It’s almost impossible to get hardbacks in Australia unless you wanna pay like $25+ (the exception being used bookstores) and I’m cheap and can’t justify that kind of price. I think I only have 6 hardbacks? 3 were Harry Potter preorders and the others were from bargain bins or used bookstores.

My hands are also very small and weak 😂

I do appreciate the aesthetic of a hardback though! They are very pretty!

HARDBACK FOR ME OF COURSE BECAUSE I LOVE JACKET DESIGN OF ALL HARDBACK.

Same as you! Hardbacks often have awesome covers and they look great on a bookshelf, but they are so expensive I only buy them for books I already read and loved. My go-to are paperbacks, you can have two, sometimes three for the price of a hardback. They fit in a bag so you can take them anywhere and they don’t look bad on Instagram pictures!

I used to be Team Hardback, but I am now firmly on Team Paperback! I usually lie down and read and the corners of the hardbacks poke me and its just generally difficult to be comfortable reading a hardback while lying down, lol. Also in order to preserve the dust jacket, I always remove it when reading. Then it just looks quite boring going around with a black book. With a paperback you can show off the pretty cover of the book you are reading. Lastly, paperbacks are cheaper! Why not save money if you can? I think paperbacks can be just as pretty on shelves as hardbacks. #TEAMPAPERBACK WOO!

I love how hardbacks look but I think I enjoy reading from paperbacks. And it’s a lot cheaper. 😁

I hope you all enjoyed reading differing opinions as much as I did. After all, this is an ongoing debate, so it’s great to see both sides! Haven’t had your say yet? Comment on here or the original post to join in!

-Beth

May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽


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