Comments: Booking through Thursday: Format

Lots of interesting questions/topics today!

Hardcover vs. paperback - depends on how often I'm going to read it, and whether it's a reference book, etc. If it's a reference book, I'd rather have a hardback. If it's a novel, then it depends on if it's a favorite author that I'll read over and over (hardback). Paper covers are "ok" and in knitting books are sometimes preferable, as I have cut off the binding and had it re-bound with spiral cording so it lays flat.

Posted by Amy at February 21, 2008 05:59 PM

For books I consider reference books (most cookbooks, how-to books, etc) I prefer hardcovers as they sit on the shelf nicely and feel sturdier. However for fiction and books I'm likely to carry around with me I like trade paperbacks (I suspect these are the same as Border's QP) they are closer in physical size to a hardcover but the paper cover does seem sturdy and makes it lighter to carry around. Plus they are cheaper than hardcovers.

Posted by Michelle at February 21, 2008 06:58 PM
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