August 23, 2005

Robot Booksellers Land in Paris

by Nick Montfort · , 1:00 pm

They’ve had vending machines that dispense cigarettes for a while, but one that dispenses Cigarettes? Indeed, bibliophiles can now discreetely partake of French letters at convenient automatic dispensers. There are certainly precedents, but many found it newsworthy that Maxi-Livres has rolled out five book vending machines in Paris. The machines have only 25 best-sellers; there’s no print-on-demand press nestled inside.

One Response to “Robot Booksellers Land in Paris”


  1. scott Says:

    I’m looking forward to that Dalkey Archive Press vending machine.

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