This idea for a short story vending machine challenges the notion of literature by positioning great reads as tasty snacks. Designed and conceived by Philadelphia publishing firm The Head and the Hand Press in partnership with vending machine company NaVar, the Chapbook Vending Machine allows consumers to purchase short stories for $2 USD. The literary picks were from The Head and the Hand Press's 'Bigger than a Breadbox Short Story Contest.'
According to the machine's co-founder Nic Esposito, these two industries have found an interesting way to work together by providing easy access to books while also offering vending machines content that buyers won't feel guilty indulging in. The short story vending machine will be unveiled at Elixr Coffee in Philadelphia on December 5th.
Literature Dispensing Machines
More Stats +/-
Literal Modern Phonebooks
Vintage Book Vending Machines
Revolutionary E-Book Subscriptions
Vending Machines for Books
Personalized Email Books
Free 2019 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.