No one reads books anymore right? WRONG! Books & Magazines are obviously a valuable learning tool and reference guide.
Books play a major roll in the IT/PC world both in documentation and manuals to how to and learning just about anything about a computer.
If you are a beginner (newbie) to pc's you will undoubtedly of used or be planning to use more books as you learn and become more confident using pc's.
They aren't limited to just newbies most users when learning a language or a protocol or how to will use at least one book / magazine along with other means.
There are 1000's of titles available to you especially by using the net you can search quicker and find a good price from the comfort of your own home. It doesn't matter if you have just started learning how to build your own web site, or want to get into programming C/VB/Perl etc books will complement and assist your learning.