Hardcover or paperback?
I prefer hardcover.
Hardcover from the library ❤️
Hardcover for display purposes, but paperbacks to read
I used to be all for paperbacks and paperbacks only. But now it’s hardcovers. Not sure how that changed over night. But I feel like hardcovers look aesthetically pleasing on shelves and in hands 🙂
Hardcover to display, paperback to read.
I prefer e-books over most anything. But if my kindle needs a charge I pick up a paperback
I buy both
Hard back 😍
Paperback- they don’t leave a lot of deep marks on your face in the morning after falling asleep while reading- which I do all the time.
@Steve , Nook😉
Hard cover at home, paperback to take with me when I go out.
@Carmen ooooo nice!!
paperback but mostly kindle now
all 7 of my Harry Potter are hard cover tho 😀 ❤️😍
Paperback. Hardcovers may look a little nicer on display, but they are so much less convenient for reading. They are heavier, bulkier, less portable, and the dust jacket is forever getting in the way or lost.
I like hard covers , but nothing is better than a floppy paperback.
Paperback. I don’t like how hardcovers feel in my hands.
Hard cover. I have trouble holding paperbacks. They make my hands hurt.
Trade fiction paperback
I love all forms of books (hardcover, paperback, e-book, and audio book)
Either, just not electronic
Hardcover, but trade paper is okay, too. I take smaller paperbacks with me when I travel.
Either but lately I’ve been reading more hardcovers. I feel like I get through them faster.
Paperbacks – gives me more space on the shelf 😁
Hard cover when possible.
Paperback all the way
Both, any, all formats!
I prefer paper backs..easier to hold.
Paperback. They are cheaper which allows me to buy more books ☺️
paperback. .I feel like I amm more close and familiar with the characters. .whem the book take the shape of my hands.
paperback for reading, hardcover for admiring on the bookshelf LOL
Both…….but not kindle!
Both and sometimes the Kindle
Paperback! Less weight when carrying on the train 😁
Paperback as my wrists are to weak to hold a hardback
Hardcover. I can’t manage paperbacks
Paperback for preference – thick hardbacks are too difficult to read in bed!
As long as I can read it idc.
Paperback for reading, hardcover for collecting, and Kindle for night reading.
Either is fine with me
Hard as a rule …. but reading a PB atm and forgotten how much it doesn’t really matter !!! As long as I can read ….. 😊📚
I like a mix of both but paperback is my first choice
Neither. Kindle 😬
Paperback or kindle 😊
hardback paperback kindle in that order
I think it depends on the book/binding. As a collector I prob lean toward leather for longevity, but my favorite copy of Brave New World is paperback. BTW I hate e-books, so they’d be last on my list (behind audio books haha).
I don’t really mind.
Both. But, I prefer paper. Fits in my purse better. 😆
Either one is fine with me!
All types of books, I’m not picky.
Hardcover, but only if they have the image printed directly onto the hardcover. Paperback over dust jackets any day
Hard cover at home paperbacks for travel
Both. I usually can’t wait for the paperback if it’s a book I wanna read. But I love paperbacks cause they fit better in my purse and not so heavy. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and tend to carry too many books around with me. But hard covers are so beautiful.
Hardcover – definitely!
Both. Definitely not an e-reader here.
@Bonnie same here ! Got one but never use it …… love love love the real deal 😊📚
@Amanda I also have one and don’t use it.
Both, all, kindle too. Just gimme the books
Whatever you can afford.
both or for my Nook…if the hard cover is on sale than I’m getting the hard cover…
Prefer paperback but it doesn’t truly matter. 😊
Trade paperbacks but not mass market
@Angie those are called trade backs. I love them, too. So portable and not as heavy as a hardback.
Trade paperbacks are issued in the same size and format as a hardcover edition of the same book. Unlike the smaller and less expensive mass-market paperback, trade paperbacks often are identical to a hardback book, even having the same page numbers . I know this because I work at a book store.
@Angie I also worked in a bookstore (a few, actually). I understand the similarities between trade and hardbacks as well as the differences between trade and mass markets. When I first read your comment I didn’t see that you had said, “trade paperbacks”, I only saw paperbacks. My mistake.
I love a heavy hardback book. But i can only afford the paperbacks lol
@Melissa You can get hardcovers in lovely condition at thriftbooks, Half Price Books, The Dollar Tree, thrift shops, etc. I just can’t read paperbacks (or maybe I’m just a hardcover snob!)
Paperback because I find hard backs to heavy with my muscular disorder and pain 🙁
hardbacks. they hold up better
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