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. Via: Design Taxi

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.

Via: Design Taxi