For Their Own Protection
I collect lots of free e-books just because. Never read them though because I have 1000s of real, paper, books to get through in my final decades.
Of course, since the old ladies who run the country decided to obviate traditional books, even in libraries which went digital: until poor mental old Osborne decided even digital libraries were a luxury that couldn't be afforded ( like public lavatories in an effort to emulate those parts of America filled with homeless --- and he then even supplied the homeless ); and the old ladies who ran charity shops decided to obviate very very old books [ eg: those older than the year 2000 and not chick-flick ], I was lucky to be born in my time, when physical books were easy to obtain.
Kids born after 2050 won't have such an easy reading life. And of course, may be required to have reading licenses.