I held onto hardcopy books even a year AFTER someone bought me a Kindle! but then I read an "easy" fiction book and I was hooked. Since then I've probably got 250+ books, all immediately accessible, highlighted, notes, etc. It's the greatest thing ever. If it's not on kindle yet, I check Amazon, if not on Amazon, I ebay to find out of print books. Have you been in a large chain book store lately? They're 50% toystores.
That said, I sincerely miss the small specialty bookstore. ex. Franz Bader in DC focused on books on art, art history, architecture, and photography, as well as exhibition catalogs. and there was no place you could find until the era of the internet with such a deep collection of books on such subjects. And if it wasn;t there the AIA bookstore was just a few blocks away. It was perfect for a young architect in the 90's. They closed the doors in '07.