But I love being surrounded by the books that define my life...

Well, yes, all true. And I love reading on all sorts of devices. But I still love **having** the books.

And we tend to over-estimate the destruction/abandonment of the physical place in favor of electronic conveniece. (in other words, bookstores can still be fun!)

Kindle Armageddon: How the Publishing Industry Is Slitting Its Own Throat
The big print publishers need to understand the reality of the 21st century: either you roll with new technology or you get rolled over by it. That's the lesson of the history of technology in commerce.