* Printed books can't be taken from you by the managing platform deleting it.
* Printed books can't be edited and censored per today's political mandates as is being seen in online news.
* Printed books can be bought with cash and distributed privately, giving you more privacy and anonymity on what you read and share than digital file sharing. This is why Bibles and other religious works are printed and smuggled into nations with firewalls to keep them out. Ditto political books.