Vending Machine Randomly Dispenses Old Books [Video]

Vending Machine Randomly Dispenses Old Books [Video]

The Biblio-Mat is located inside an ‘antiquarian bookshop’ in Toronto and was created as an alternative to the bargain bin.

Emma Hutchings
  • 20 november 2012

This vending machine is great for book lovers who can’t decide on their next read. Built by Craig Small for antiquarian bookshop The Monkey’s Paw in Toronto, the Biblio-Mat gives you a random old book when you insert $2. Sporting the claim of 112 million titles and no two alike, the Biblio-Mat offers customers a literary surprise that can vary widely in size and subject matter.

The sound of an old telephone bell and a clunk signal that the mystery book has been dispensed. The machine was created as a fun alternative to a bargain bin where customers can dig through discounted books. You can check it out in the video below:


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