While I was updating this article about my favorite shoe books, it occurred to me that -- with the popularity of iPads, Nooks, and Kindles -- many of us don't don't buy actual paper books any more.
I'm guilty of it myself, since I read just about everything on my iPad or my iPhone, and I absolutely love that "buying a new book" no longer means adding to the ever-growing mass of clutter in my house.
But still, there are some books that will still stir up those old "I really, really want that book" feelings... and at those times, it's the actual, touchable, physical book I want -- not the digital version of it.
Art books come to mind, and so do a lot of the shoe books on this list; mainly the ones that are heavy in full-color photos.
Of course, art and photography books also look fantastic on newer devices, so I'll be working on a list of those soon. But, for those people (or times) when a digital read just won't do, here's a list of my top picks in shoe books.