since gollum was looking for the book not an e-book originally it kind of makes sense that s/he'd consider printing it (or something like that - s/he seems surprised to find a kindle edition book only available on kindle
I think Set has read some books online.
I'm looking at getting him a kindle for his birthday/Christmas. Discovered today that a basic tablet is down around $100 - may go that way instead - apparently it comes with access to 1,000,000 free titles. Seems crazy - need to check the details.