Physical Books vs. Ebooks


Maggie Dempewolf, Staff Writer

One of the biggest controversies among people that read is whether or not you should read a physical book or an ebook. Now, both have their pros and cons. Let’s take a look at whether you should read a physical book or an ebook.

Ebooks are a great way to read nowadays with all of the technology in this world. Ebooks are great for on the go. But, there is a downside to them. You always have to make sure your device is charged in order to read your book. But, reading an ebook is easier than having to carry around a whole book all day. It’s lightweight and portable. Although, depending on whether you read on your phone or on a tablet, it can be slightly expensive. The average kindle for reading costs a couple hundred dollars. But, the biggest perk of ebooks is obviously the books. Depending on the app you use, you can get a lot of books either for free or for a fairly low cost. 

Actual books, on the other hand, also have their perks. You get to have the physical experience of reading a book. You get to experience that new book smell, and you are able to enjoy those long, fun trips to Barnes and noble. Physical books are also better on your eyes, and it has also been proven that you can remember more from reading an actual book than you can from reading an ebook. Although real books can ultimately become more expensive than ebooks, you can have the satisfaction of showing off your huge collection of books. Most people nowadays still read physical books. 

Either way, whether you read a physical book or an ebook, you still get to read the book. It doesn’t matter what you read as long as you are reading.