For the bookworm who's never quite sure what to read next, the ‘Biblio-Mat’ book vending machine can help apprehensive readers find their next novel.
The vending machine can be found in The Monkey's Paw, which is a second-hand book store based out of Toronto, Canada. Craig Small created the kitschy machine as a fun alternative for customers who endlessly search the shelves for their next read. The 'Biblio-Mat' uses a sophisticated system of pulleys inside to dispense books at a cost of $2 each. According to Small, the 'Biblio-Mat' came to mind as, "an artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored discount sidewalk bin." We may see more of these quirky machines popping up as it certainly peaks interest as to what will be provided for your reading pleasure.
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