Saturday, February 04, 2006

I'm working for the vending machine

So, like most people, I love vending machines. I especially love machines that vend unusual stuff. My new obsession, introduced to me by Melanie and Ed, is Art-O-Mat, old cigarette vending machines rehabbed and filled with tiny art. There's one in Tacoma, which is handy now that I'm working nearby. Check it out if you can.

Anyway, now the public libraries in Stockholm are vending books for people to read on the train. Awesome! I hope this trend takes off here in the States. How cool would it be to have these machines in coffee shops and at bus stops? This article from the Svenska Dagbladet(in Swedish) has pictures of the Bokomaten, if you're interested.

1 comment:

lorebrarian said...

California is preparing to beta test this product. Contra Costa County Library will be receiving two machines and Yuba County Library one. If any one is interested, after the first of the year, we may blog the project.
lmccrory@co.yuba.ca.us