It’s true, print books are on the slow decline, and we haven’t even hit a thousand years of printed materials (I am differentiating print books as those initiated by Guttenburg’s revolutionary invention in the late 15th century). At least the written word is widespread.
I do love this idea of a retreat for books and book lovers. I have my own little library that is my pride and joy, yet I am reducing it as well due to lack of space. I’ve also shifted from reading print news to reading news predominantly online, and end my day by scanning articles from across several sites. Interesting how reading habits are changing within our lifetime.
And, yet, if I ever do end up publishing my book, I do want it to go to print, and not just online. There is something so satisfying about having a paper copy in hand.