Vend Me Your Books

Here’s a thing that exists.

I don’t know where this is, but I want it. From F Yeah, Book Arts!:

A new vending machine has been released which can print any book within minutes.

The Espresso Book Machine has access to 500,000 different books – the same as 23.6 miles of shelf space – and can even churn out a fresh copy of Crime and Punishment in just nine minutes.

Pages are printed at a rate of over 100 per minute and are then pressed, glued and cut to produce a pristine book.

Users simply pick the book they would like on a screen and wait for it to be printed … it certainly is a novel way of getting a new book.


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2 Responses to Vend Me Your Books

  1. Siobhan says:

    Wow, that’s crazy. Do you know how much a book produced like that would cost?

  2. Joel says:

    I haven’t a clue. A cursory search didn’t bring up any information not in the post. Still, I’d be willing to pay full price just for the novelty of it!

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