When did vintage leather bound books become an endangered species. No surprise but someone needs to tell the desk they’re sitting on. It’s probably unaware that it’s holding precious cargo. Bound years ago in real leather it’s easy to see that these vintage books were picked up and read more than a few times. Of course there were no paper covers to protect the surface but I think the aged leather makes them more appealing. If not used for reading they make the perfect accent to any vintage space.
Vintage Leather Bound Books
The demise of hard cover books can be attributed to the introduction of the internet. In the beginning it took a little time to catch on but now even my mother knows how to google. What are the side effects of my medication. What day does my birthday fall on this year. Who are the doctors in my area. What is the weather this week. You name it and the internet has the answer. Easy and quick answers to your questions at your fingertips. Use an iPhone, iPad or laptop. They will all provide the same quick response. The same applies to reading a good book at night or a newspaper in the morning. It’s all on the internet. Why wait for your favorite news show on TV to find out what’s going on in the world when you can get it right now. Why get in the car and drive to the nearest bookstore when you can relax at home with your iPad and read an eBook. It works out to be a lot less expensive for both the manufacturer and the consumer. A one time investment in an electronic device of your choice and a low monthly subscription to your favorite reading material. No need for manufacturing plants to produce a hard cover book and no fancy brick and mortar storefronts to sell it. I really like the books on this desk but I think it would look good holding my iPad too. Now where are my reading glasses. Some things never change.