Drugstore reading glasses. No big deal there, you think as you settle on the sofa with your glass of wine and adjust the font on your Kindle, Kobo, Sony, etc….
Great grandma’s magnifying glass—not that you ever wanted to have to use it. You’ll keep that as it’s an antique and a nice memento to remember her by.
Bookmarks on the other hand could be a big deal. What to with the ones you were inspired to make from your Malian trade beads? Hm, they’d convert nicely to a necklace. They never really worked all that well on those wires anyway.
What about the one you bought in Turkey and the one that your guide in Egypt gave you. Don’t throw them out. They’re nice souvenirs.
And where will you store these keepsakes? Why, on great grandma’s bookshelf of course—the one she brought to Canada from Wales. Your Kindle has not negated the need for a place to keep your “real” books, the ones you’ve had forever and hold dear to your heart.
Long live books, no matter what the format.