Some folks feel like they haven't really read unless their sense of smell is saturated with dusty leather and glue, or their hands smeared with newsprint. Others are tickled with toting an entire library's worth of lit in a device that weights less than a pound.
We asked a few avid readers in the community where they stand on the e-book/print revolutions.
Timm Gehrett, Ogden: "One of the things I love about reading is the smell of an old book. I have books on my shelf that my grandpa bought in 1948, the year my dad was born. They're faded and they stink ... (but) there's a warmth there, a connection.
"I realize the words on an e-book are the same, but there's something romantic about reading the Christmas story out of a 148-year-old family Bible. Books are pieces of art. An e-book is just a device -- nothing wrong with it, but some of us still prefer paperbacks."
Ryan Hawthorn, South Weber: "It's just like listening to music on vinyl. Digital music can't replace the feel or warmth of the analog sound. E-books can't replace the feel of an old book. I love to read, but it will always be books with real pages for me."
Ann Bilsland, Clearfield: "When I finish a book, I just download another one. I don't have to worry about storing them on a bookshelf. I have them all on my Nook instead. With print, if I ever had a fire and there were all those books to burn, that could be a disaster.
"Now I don't have to go through my books once a year and decide which ones go and which ones stay. They are all stored in my Nook. I really don't see myself going back to buying a paper novel again, especially with most of them coming out in e-book format now. It works fine for me."
Simone Smith, Ogden: "It has not completely replaced pleasure reading, because my co-workers still lend me books I read, but I do prefer to read on my e-book. ... The only time I go to a bookstore now is to buy a gift for someone.
"I like the ease of it. I like turning a page with the push of a button -- not that turning a page is hard, but I have gotten used to this. It seems I can read through faster. And I like to read lying down, and it is more comfortable to me.
"I am reading more, I think -- quicker to start a new novel when I finish one, because I don't have to go to a bookstore or go to the library to start a new one. Whatever is in the Amazon catalog, I can get in about 90 seconds or less from home at 1 a.m. in my pajamas with my Kindle."