I have it for the authors who have left us with and continue to give us an incredible bounty of literature, poetry, history, philosophy, science, art, and more. The list is endless.
I have it, too, for the objects themselves in all their myriad forms. Hardbacks, paperbacks, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, art books, text books, plain covers, colorful covers, large editions, small editions…even the electronic counterparts.
And, today being Independent Bookstore Day (at least in the US but perhaps this can be global one day), I admire those brick-and-mortar bookstores that have learned how to coexist with the Internet onslaught and thrive still.