August 8 Hardcover, softcover, digital? What is your preference?
Most of the time I had no choice but to buy whatever the Polish publisher delivered to the market. Till 2010 it was mostly hardcovers (DnD, 7thSea), later — softcovers (Savageworlds). Right now I rarely buy paperstuff — the costs of shiphandling exceeds the cost of the book. So I rely on digital copies.
I print them, often with the cover picture in color, and bind them. I index them with colorful stickers, I fill margins with translations and rules notes. And I use them alot.