Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Biblio-Mat

A book store, The Monkey's Paw, created a random book dispenser and now it's a Toronto tourist attraction.
The Biblio-Mat combines the charm of a gumball machine with the surprise element of a raffle. The machine jumps to life once money’s inserted. With a bit of overt drama--cranking and whirring and ringing that invoke old machinery--the dispenser then releases a used title from its stock, dropping it into a slot for a happy reader to walk away with. (Co.Exist) artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored discount sidewalk bin. (Craig Small)
See it in action and read more about it's success.

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