Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cigarette Machines Refurbished as Book Dispensing Machines

Hamburg-based publisher Automatenverlag is hoping that locals won’t be able to kick the habit of buying books on the go once they start.

The publisher has refurbished and repurposed old cigarette machines for the purpose of selling books, focusing on the neighborhood surrounding the University of Hamburg.

The books — all original texts by Hamburg authors, ranging from graphic novels to poetry to a travel guide for professional women — will each cost four euros. As reported in the Boersenblatt, the titles will also be available for purchase online.


Chris Wolak said...

What a fantastic idea! I hope the program does well.

Anonymous said...

It is a great idea please add my best wishes too :-)
Jackie Griffey (reader, writer, blogger too :-)

Anonymous said...

Gets my vote too - good luck!
Jackie Griffey (reader, writer, blogger too :-)