The Biblio-Mat is a random book dispenser built by Craig Small for The Monkey’s Paw, a quirky antiquarian bookshop in Toronto. The Biblio-Mat vending machine contains books of a random variety of sizes, themes and styles, all for $2. The machine makes a satisying whirring and stirring mechanical sound once the coins are inserted. The ring comes from an old telephone bell which triumphantly announces the book’s arrival.
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3 thoughts on “Every Picture Tells A Story: wonderful bibliomat book vending machine”
Great if you’re in a rush or to move beyond your ‘normal’
The good old fashioned way of thumbing through the book in the store to check the font size I prefer, but a fun idea to stumble upon a book you didn’t know by using a vending machine
Yes me too, something seredipitous about it. The whole vending machine thing is very addictive in Japan, and I only wish they had more vending machines with interesting things in them in my own country!