This is something I could have got into, if it was published several years ago (circa 2009). Dunno about today or in several months after the tv series is already over.
(I didn't really watch Fringe at all, until this past summer).
In the past, I use to like reading novelizations and/or spinoff novels of various media franchises, before watching the actual movie or tv show. I read the novelizations of the Star Trek movies, Star Wars prequels, Battlestar Galactica (both the 1978 original and 2004 revived versions), etc ... before watching them. (Reading the novels after watching the show/movie, isn't quite as exciting to me).
For the same price as buying several Fringe paperback novels + graphic novels, books, etc ..., I could have picked up the dvd sets of the first four seasons of Fringe, for the same amount of cash or less.