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Vending Machine That Dispenses Random Second-Hand Books

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Toronto, Canada-based second-hand bookshop The Monkey’s Paw created a vending machine that gives customers an interesting way to get new books.

Built by designer Craig Small and the store’s owner Stephen Fowler, the ‘Biblio-Mat’ is an old metal locker that dispenses random, used tomes at $2 each.

When customers put the coins in, books that vary in sizes and titles get whirred out.

The Biblio-Mat was conceived as “an artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored discount sidewalk bin”, Small wrote in the video’s description.

Check out how the machine works in the video below:


[via Quill & Quire]
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