"Champion of the book" William H. Gass publishes on iPad | TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog Personally, I just bought a hardback last night. I could've bought it in digital form, but there's still a certain charm to reading in print for me. I also want brick-and-mortar bookstores to stick around, though that seems a losing battle. I love ebooks, too. I find pleasure in all forms of reading. Long may they live.