Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Biblio-Mat Vending Machine Serves up Bookworms with Random Reads

by Hazel Chua
Advertisement

Love books? Love surprises? Then you’ll love the Biblio-Mat. It’s a one-of-a-kind vending machine that dispenses random books so you can say goodbye to boring afternoons and evenings.

BibliomatThe good news? It only costs two bucks a pop. The bad news? The Biblio-Mat is only for bookworms who live in Toronto. So if you happen to live close to the Monkey’s Paw, then it’s good news for you all the way.

The Biblio-Mat was built by Craig Small for the antiquarian Monkey’s Paw bookstore and it’s seriously one of the most ingenious things that I have ever seen.

Biblio-Mat books, which vary widely in size and subject matter, cost two dollars. The machine was conceived as an artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored discount sidewalk bin. When a customer puts coins into it, the Biblio-Mat dramatically whirrs and vibrates as the machine is set in motion. The ring of an old telephone bell enhances the thrill when the customer’s mystery book is delivered with a satisfying clunk into the receptacle below.

[via Boing Boing]



AKO DICE III: Dragon Stone

AKO DICE III: Dragon Stone

Sandwich Becomes a Smoothie

Sandwich Becomes a Smoothie

What’s Inside of Amazon Return Boxes?

What’s Inside of Amazon Return Boxes?

Advertisement
True North Wrangler: If a Jeep and a Land Rover Defender Had a Baby

True North Wrangler: If a Jeep and a Land Rover Defender Had a Baby

Porsche Celebrates 25 Years of the Boxster with Limited-edition Boxster 25 Years

Porsche Celebrates 25 Years of the Boxster with Limited-edition Boxster 25 Years

An Eleanor Mustang from “Gone in 60 Seconds” Is for Sale

An Eleanor Mustang from “Gone in 60 Seconds” Is for Sale

Advertisement