Wednesday, November 21, 2012 |
Vending machines are convenient ways to satisfy your snack attacks, be it a craving for chocolate, chips or beverages. But what if you're craving literary inspiration? Well, check out the new Biblio-Mat book vending machine! For only a toonie, customers at The Monkey's Paw bookshop in Toronto will receive a random book from the store's eclectic collection of second-hand titles.
The playful, retro-style rig was designed by Craig Small, an animator who is friends with Monkey's Paw owner Stephen Fowler. The Biblio-Mat has been a feature at the store since late October but a video of the vending machine has received more than 50,000 plays since it was posted five days ago.
Small also chatted with As It Happens about designing the random book dispensing machine.
What are some other creative book projects you've seen recently?