E-readers function on the principle of quantity over quality. True, they hold on an average 2000-3000 books at a time, which can never be possible with physical books, the harmful effects of the electronic device overpower the positive. E-readers like kindle emit a blue light that has a harmful impact on the brain, making it difficult to fall asleep at night. Furthermore, studies show that prolonged viewing of electronic screens causes eye fatigue, headaches and an overall feeling of lethargy. Physical books do not cause any such problems, allowing the reader to immerse himself completely into the narrative of the story without any worry of any ill-effects on the body.
Paperbacks provide the reader with an experience that involves almost all the senses of the human body. Nothing can compare to the feeling of flipping through a brand new book or burying your nose into an old one to just inhale the smell of nostalgia. The excitement when you have the entire book to get through and the bittersweet regret and joy of finishing the book is something unique to physical books and can never be replicated through e-readers.