- They last longer than paperbacks.
- They're more durable.
- The pages don't tear as easily, since they're thicker.
- The binding isn't all that great after a while.
- The spine gets separated from the binding.
- The dust jacket tends to get creased, torn, folded, ect.
- The corners of the book itself tends to curve inward.
- It costs more than the paperback.
- It's cheaper.
- It's smaller compared to the hardcover.
- It's easier to carry around.
- The cover starts to peel. (That's what happened to my copy of City of Bones.You can check that book out here.)
- It has smaller print.
- If the pages get wet, it's harder to dry the pages.
- It's easier to ruin because of the thin pages.