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Meet Biblio-Mat, the Used Book Vending Machine of the Future

    November 19, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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If you’re an avid reader looking to discover something new, you can walk up to a used book bin, close your eyes, and extract a random tome.

Or, you can put two dollars in an awesome-looking book vending machine and surprise yourself with whatever pops out.

“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.”

Check out Biblio-Mat, the old-school book dispenser created for Toronto bookstore The Monkey’s Paw:

[Craig Small via The Verge]

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