I solely own printed books. I think a book caries more then just ots own story, but also the ones who've read it.
So if I used an eReader and was looking for a specific book, chances are i'll get it for free in seconds. that's nice.
What I like to do is ask other people for it and borrow, you get to talk about literature, and you get a second story. I like the haptics of paper, you can smell where the book was, letters are drowned coffee, rain and tears, there might be old bills or business cards, comments on the margin or a devotement.
Then, its actual material: it betters a. rooms akustic, you can hold to it of nothing else is left, you can use them as building blocks and you can give a book to an almost stranger, saying I read this and I think you might like this.
There is the historical side to a book. Monks coping books by hand, the first time medieval farmers could read their own rights and the bible, the invention of the letterpress, the 'bücherverbrennung'. And today you are able to hold such a strong object.
Books are beautiful.
Also you can use it as blindfold when sleeping in the sun.