Introducing the Biblio-Mat: A vending machine for modern times November 15, 2012 – Tags: , ,

The Monkey’s Paw is billed as “Toronto’s most idiosyncratic secondhand bookshop” and they live up to the name with their latest addition, the Biblio-Mat.

Faced with the seemingly perpetual bookseller challenge of what to do with all the excess inventory that has become almost impossible to sell the folks at The Monkey’s Paw came up with their own ingenious solution. They built their own vending machine.

The Biblio-Mat will spew old and unusual books for $2 a piece and boasts that “Every book is a Surprise” with “No Two Alike.”

And who can blame the proprietor as they try and entice you to “collect all 112 million titles.”

Below is a short video showing the Biblio-Mat in action; it looks like they are still working out some kinks.

Here is a Q&A with owner of The Monkey’s Paw at Quill & Quire.

The Biblio-mat from neil greening on Vimeo.

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