DS is also hopelessly addicted to books too!!! I'm not exaggerating when I say I probably read him a good 40 books a day (it could be the same 5 over and over and over, LOL) He's also been known to get up from his naps and sit and "read" books for a 1/2 hr. We have a playroom downstairs complete w/a train table, blocks, etc. We really don't have a lot of commercialized stuff except for a Handy Manny doll complete w/the tools (DH is a woodworker, go figure). Once the good weather is here for the season tv will probably be a non-issue....he LOVES going outside and gathering sticks.
I wouldn't mind going tv free. Not sure I have DH on board w/that. We're both in agreement on cutting way back. But, not on cancelling the cable and going completely free.