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Posted 9/11/17
I want hardcover if the book is a classic (or just has sentimental value for me) and I'm going to hold on to it for a long time. Otherwise, I'm ambivalent; whatever I can get for the best price.
Posted 9/11/17
I prefer paperback but if I want to show off that I own it (like a collectible of sorts) then I'd want hardback, also because if I want to keep it for a long time hardback is better. But paperback is cheaper and easier to read from (at least to me it is).
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Posted 9/11/17
Hardcover if possible. Paperback may be cheaper, but I want it to last longer.
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Posted 9/28/17
I have both hardbound and paperback copies in my collections. Most of the hardbound works have been by Mercedes Lackey, but I have a personalized copy of "The White Dragon" by Anne McCaffrey I picked up nearly 40 years ago (yes, it's THAT old). A few of the Mercedes Lackey novels are also personalized (since I'm friends with her and Larry Dixon, her husband) as well as appearing in one of their novels as Tal Rufen.

I kid you not.

As for the paperbacks, I have a wide range of novels, some which date back to the 1960's... Ace novels, Ballantine's "Adult Fantasy" series, Lin Carter and Andre Norton... Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke, Hal Clement, and many others.
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Posted 10/20/17
I prefer hardcovers for books I plan to keep on my shelves, but I trade a lot in so I tend not to have a preference for reading.
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Posted 10/20/17
paperback.

Light and easy to take anywhere. I move a lot and the hard covers really weigh down the boxes. But lately I just download these days unless I go to the movie and book thrift stores. Most of their books are paperback anyways.
Posted 11/1/17
I prefer paperback as they're not as big as hardcover and they're cheaper
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Posted 11/2/17
I prefer hardcovers but I still like paperback.
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Posted 11/4/17
I prefer hardcover or e-books. Paperback is flimsy, easily destroyed, and though easier to transport than hardcover, is still over-bulky, and the transporting around makes it fall apart even faster. Hardcover is great for collecting and reading at home, and e-books are great for travel.
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Posted 11/5/17
I prefer hardcover as I don't worry about wrecking the spine as much, but I still like paperbacks as they're cheap and lighter.
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Posted 11/9/17
Absolutely hardcover, feels more like a book that you keep reading and reading unless it's ruined with your love.
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Posted 11/16/17
Either is fine, although I lean towards paperbacks due to the heavy weight of hardbacks
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Posted 11/17/17
For me, it's either hardback or digital.
I don't really see the point in purchasing a paperback book that will wear down to nothing after a few years and a handful of reads.
Kindle Oasis is boss for those books that you don't intend keeping forever but might want to read it again every so often.
I tend to buy/read at least one book a day - so if I converted this to paperback, I would require a helluva lot of storage.
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Posted 11/19/17
I personally love the feel of a paperback. But I find the aesthetic of a hardcover novel tends to be better...
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Posted 12/8/17
Hardcover because they are less prone to being bent than paperback. And they look good on the bookshelf.
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