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Biblio-Mat Vending Machine Serves up Bookworms with Random Reads

by Hazel Chua
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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]

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