A book is a gift you can open again and again. (Garrison Keillor, storyteller, humorist, and radio personality)
Everything is provided for us today in sound bites and on phone apps, so who needs to read? But, even to use the Internet effectively, one must be able to read with understanding. The advantage of print material, as Keillor points out, is you can reread a book as often as you like. In other words the gift of a book keeps on giving.
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it (Revelation 1:3).