Which do you prefer Hardbacks or Paperback books?Which do you prefer Hardbacks or Paperback books? Leslie #recommend
Paperbacks for reading. Hardbacks for keeping (I feel like they’ll last longer even though I take very good care of my books, whether they’re hardback or paperback)
I prefer the aesthetic appeal of hardbacks but I prefer the feel of reading paperbacks.
Love them both.
Paperback without a doubt
Large paperbacks, hard backs a second. Font seems bigger.
I read mostly on my Kindle, sometiemes I do like to read a hardback or paper. However, if I’m reading paperback, it has to be a trade paperback. Most other paperbacks have writing that is too small? .
I like hardbacks as text is bigger so my eyes dont get so sore as quickly..but im happy to read both..
I used to work at Barnes and Noble – and we were able to check out any new book to read. One of my fellow booksellers taught me a trick – when possible – read large print editions if available. Same feeling of holding a book in your hands, but so much easier on the eyes!
Paperback but I’ll read a hardback occasionally.
Hardback at home
Paperback for traveling
I prefer hardcover books, only because they’re bigger, easier to hold.
Hard back so I can hold with one hand, usually at lunch as I eat
Paperback. It’s a tactile thing for me. The feel of a book is super important to me for some reason.
I love a hardcover; especially in the fall and winter. Being in Minnesota – there is nothing cozier than a cold day, cup of coffee, a comfy chair, a sweatshirt and a hard cover book. To me, a hardcover is a luxury. I ALWAYS have a trade paperback in my purse or tote – just in case I get stuck waiting somewhere. Especially a doctor’s office. I won’t read their magazines – people in doctors’ offices are sick – I’d rather hold my own book.
the big paperbacks…. i alway mix up if they are called trade paperback… is that correct? getting old enough to appreciate the largerer format … still i read them all… and when a book wins me over … very easy!,,, i go hardback very quickly.
Trade paperbacks. Large like hardcover books but not as heavy (or expensive)!
Paperback. And I still only have physical copies of my faves. Otherwise it’s all digital, because books are heavy!
Trade paperbacks. Lighter to tote around, usually fit in my purse or pack.
As a collector, I prefer hardback editions. As a reader, I prefer paperbacks. I usually have both for most books that I love.
Paperbacks because they are generally lighter. Though I’m also enjoying using my ereaders more than I thought I would.
either …. plus eBooks..
Hardcover, unless it is a large size paperback.
Either one is fine with me. It really depends on cost and availability. I buy a lot of Kindle books because I don’t get out of the house a lot.
Audible, paperback, hardcover, then kindle. Nothing’s easy.
Kindle, hardback and then paperback but font matters most for comfort
Yes. My wrist prefers paperback while my eyes prefer hardback
I love my Kindle, I like paperback for ease of travel and holding, although I prefer hardback for my selves and esthetics.
Paperbacks. They fit in my purse!and they are lighter to hold too!
Hard cover.books seem to last.longer..With.high humidity several.of my paperbacks suffered with wrinkled pages
Hardbacks or Kindle
I’m definitely team paperback. Hardbacks are clunky
Paperbacks but not the compact thick ones with small print!
E-books. I would never return to paper.
Paperback that will fit in my small purse.
*Whispers* “ebook” I am SO hard on my books. Bent or fraying covers. Coffee spills….powdered foundation….on accident, one and of course, never on purpose but it never fails. So kindle is my choice.
Large format paperbacks
Whatever is cheaper (usually, whatever I find at thrift stores) or whatever the library has. But I keep leaning more and more on ebooks. They all read the same to me.
Hard or soft cover, it’s all good to me as long as it’s not an ebook
Big floppy paperbacks are the bees knees.
Paperbacks. They don’t hurt as much when they fall on my face while reading in bed.
Hardbacks when it comes to art books and the likes… Paperbacks when I have to carry them around (plus it’s getting a little bit harder to hold as I grow old…)
Paperback. I can’t be as rough with a hardcover
Hard back. Paperbacks sometimes are too difficult to keep open.
Hardcover for home. Paperback for when I travel. I also like ebooks too!
Hardcover, it’s unfair to your face? but I still prefer hardcover. It is just so cool- it’s stays presentable longer, my fingers makes that drumming noise, the illustrations effect sometimes different etc.
Definitely Hardbacks, 800+ and counting.???
I predominantly read paperbacks before I joined Book of the Month club. Now I love hardcovers!
paperback because they are easier to hold while reading also paperbacks are cheaper.
Paper or Audiobooks
Hardback but even used are kinda spendy. ?
Paperback, just bc they’re lighter to carry around.
Hardcover with library cellophane!
Depends on whether I’m reading at home or traveling.
Both are wonderful to me.
I don’t really mind when it comes to fiction, there isn’t usually much difference. NOn fiction I tend to prefer hardbacks as the illustrations are often better, sometimes a book that was i
Illustrated in hardback I was going to say, won’t have illustrations at all in the paperback edition.
Kindle because I have arthritis in my hands and there were books I couldn’t hold to read
Paperback. Though right now I mainly read ebooks.