I love living around books. I feel that they tell a story about a person or family. One of my favorite things about decorating our first place as a married couple was combining our collections. I love the mixture of colors and textures with other objects.
That being said, the introduction of the Kindle or IPad is a wonderful thing. The "book on the go" is a great concept, and the thought of not having to pack an extra bag on a long vacation is tempting.
But will it make the book obsolete? We have lost so many great magazines already to the internet, what will happen to the actual book?
And also, and importantly, what will happen to the bookshelf?
Can you imagine any of these spaces without books?