I may have an incomplete understanding of iBooks, but at this point I can't even imagine why one would use iBooks over Kindle. Using the Overdrive function subscribed to by almost all public libraries, one can down load ebooks galore simply by getting a valid library card. For example, NYS residents are entitled to use the New York [city] Public Library. Get a card, utilize their ebook borrowing procedure and you're golden! So, what am I missing by not using iBooks?