Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

This lecture from Neil Gaiman is unbelievably vital. 

This explains it all: 

"…a physical book is like a shark. Sharks are old: there were sharks in the ocean before the dinosaurs. And the reason there are still sharks around is that sharks are better at being sharks than anything else is. Physical books are tough, hard to destroy, bath resistant, solar operated, feel good in your hand: they are good at being books, and there will always be a place for them.”

 

Edward Playfair