Booking Through Thursday

All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical speciman, that is, not the title.) Does your preference differentiate between a standard kind of used book, and a pristine, leather-bound copy?

If I was able to buy as many books as I wanted and store them without a problem, I’d prefer new hardbacks.

Currently, I prefer audio and ebooks which I can download to my computer. I haven’t seen used downloads sold anywhere so I guess I still prefer new books. For print books, I like new paperbacks but I have no problem reading used ones.