If you live in the UK, there is a nice documentary on iplayer at the moment called Books - The Last Chapter? (here) It's mainly about whether e-readers will ever take over from printed books but it's also a nice story of why we all love books so much, with a presenter that is clearly a bibliophile.
I don't know yet where I stand on the issue of e-readers. I will always be a lover of printed books, especially beautiful editions such as the Penguin hardback classics, but I also appreciate the convenience of my kindle. If I'm going to buy a standard paperback, I'll probably buy a digital version. It's likely to be cheaper, it saves space in my house and I can access it instantly.
In the future, I can see my library of digital books growing and my library of printed books shrinking to much loved childhood editions and 'special' books that I will always cherish. I have some battered copies of childhood classics like Little Women and A Little Princess that I will never be parted from, likewise my hardback adult favourites like Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, but for my three star rated books, I'm indifferent whether they are printed, from the library or on my kindle.
How about you? Do you have any strong views either way?