The same with some other books I've read lately. I found them in e-books when they were out of print and hard to find in print as used copies. We may forget what a service this is to readers and how it enhances our reading lists. I do not always want to read new works of fiction. To be truthful, some of the older works appeal to me a lot more. Not everything is in the public domain, but much of it is becoming available in e-books, thank goodness.
I remember how it took me years to gather paperback copies of most of the Travis McGee books by John D. MacDonald, and how I searched so hard to find paper copies of books by Jim Thompson and Patricia Highsmith. Today I can find them to read on my Android phone, the Kindle, or my computer. I know this means I'm part of this new age that wants it now, wants it fast, wants it convenient, but that's how it is. If I want to read a Dick short story, I don't want to wait a week or four days, I want to read it while I have it in mind.
That's one of the reasons e-books are so popular and why I am enjoying them, as a reader, so much. I've mentioned that I don't care how the content gets to me--hardback, paperback, digital, or on the back of a napkin--just so long as I get to read it, I simply don't care. Certainly I admire and love the beautifully bound, illustrated novel with a hard cover and a sturdy spine. I also love the bright, small package of the paperback. I won't stop loving print books just because I also love e-books. There is room in my love for fiction to include all the forms without holding any of them worthless in any way. But first and foremost is the content. I want to read and if I can't find it in print or it will take me a long time and a lot of effort to do so, I'll take it as an e-book and be just as happy as a pig wallowing in oatmeal.