When typing in the phrase "the value of books" into the Google search bar, it is with dismay that the first couple of pages are only concerned with the economic worth of books.
Has everyone forgotten the feeling of visiting a bookstore or library as a child to choose your favourite book and then sitting in a quiet, cozy place to read that specific book, having it come to life in your imagination?
Is there no longer the longing to feel the texture of a new book's cover between your fingers?
More importantly, why doesn't these first couple of pages on Google tell you about just how important books are to students worldwide.
Here are are some of the other obvious reasons why reading books should still be valuable to us: