If you love books, it's likely that no tablet or e-reader will sway your love for paper and print. Bookworms typically keep a great book, even with no intention of opening it again.
When designing a mudroom, think of how your family will utilize the space. Smaller children are more likely to hang their coats on a hook, versus opening a door to put on a hanger. Having an open slot to place shoes may be used more frequently than having to pull out a drawer and place shoes inside.