Does your heart quicken at the sight of a used bookstore? Do you long for the days of mass-market novels stuffed into wire racks at drugstores? Would you like nothing more than to toss aside your e-reader and grab a battered book?
Paperback Book Day, observed annually on July 30, is the day for you. Sure, hardcovers are more durable and e-books are more convenient, but there’s nothing quite like the confluence of cost, portability and tactile sensation you get with a paperback book.
This is a great day to donate a few to the local thrift shop or shelter. Or, you can stalk the chatter world of social media to tell others about some of your favorites. Many social accounts celebrate the art of old pulp paperbacks. Got kids? Take them out on a paperback-buying adventure.
There’s something wonderful about the simplicity of words on a page and one of the best ways to enjoy Paperback Book Day is by curling up with your favorites to celebrate these humble, transformative little objects!