I am a huge lover of books. I love books. There is nothing like holding a printed book in your hands. I do not have a reading tablet at this point- but I am pretty sure that if I ever do, I will still love to collect actual books :)
I'm sure tablets are great because you can store all your books in one place, take it with you on trips, and not have to drag a whole reusable grocery bag full of books with you (I'm guilty of this ;)). But man, there is nothing like flipping through crisp pages, looking at the pictures and text, and smelling the ink on the page (Weird, I know. I LOVE smelling new books ;)). Maybe it's because I love paper so much :)
The books sit behind my computer on my desk. Always at an arm's reach if I am working and need to look something up, find inspiration, etc.