Google Nexus 7 tablet, lets you carry along dozens (if not hundreds) of magazines or books in a small, easy to carry package. If you have a tablet or ereader and plan on traveling with it, consider picking up a few digital magazines or books before you leave the house, so even without wifi you have great content to pass the time on long layovers or flights. Spend less Often digital copies of books and magazines offer a small discount on their print counterparts, letting you save a bit of money by going digital. Even if the pricing is comparable, the convenience of having a book or magazine delivered almost instantly to you hands, without shipping cost, or even a drive to the bookstore, is a definite savings in both time and money. Many iPad versions of popular magazines will also offer special incentive for subscriptions, and even free issues to first time readers of their digital content. Additionally, many publishers offer additional online content to their magazine subscribers. Subscribe to the Economist via the iPad or Android app, and get special access to fresh content throughout the week, in addition to their weekly news magazine. Free classic literature In addition to the many paid options for books availible on the iPad, several app based and online resources provide access to libraries of free public domain literature. Been meaning to read the Origin of Species, or The Odyssey? Find them for free instead of picking up a dusty old copy from a used bookstore, on Google Books, Kobo (over 1 million free books), or Project Gutenberg. Get used to picking up those classics for free, and you'll start to wonder why anyone would buy a print copy at all. A smaller storage footprint in your home Those of us who live in space limited apartments can appreciate the need to keep our lifestyle and consumer habits as minimalist as possible. Less to store means less storage needed, and less storage means more space to spread out and live. Keeping your literary collection limited to the space occupied by a tablet reduces your shelving needs, leaving more room for other interesting artifacts and more practical storage applications. Of course, like most of you, I like to keep a few paper books, ones that I have kept with me over the years. But as the years go by, I find myself pairing down my collection more and more. Meanwhile, my ebook collection keeps growing, and I've actually started buying more magazines thanks to the amazing selection of magazines available to me on the iPad (especially with the recent addition of the Google Currents app to the iPhone and Android app stores).