Bookiness of the Book

Readers are still coming to terms with what they are losing in the move from paper based to electronic reading: 

When I read a physical book, I remember the text and the book—its shape, jacket, heft and typography. When I read an e-book, I remember the text alone. The bookness of the book simply disappears, or rather it never really existed.

Verlyn Klinkenborg, New York Times