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Who needs candy or soda when you could get a paperback? August 9, 2010

Posted by dataduchess in Of Interest, reading.
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Instead of candy – this early vending machine dispensed Paperback books. Called the Penguincubator, and developed by the founder of Penguin books, it was designed to help cheaply distribute books to the masses.

Story at Publishing Perspectives, via the always fascinating Mental_Floss.

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1. letmestartbysaying - August 9, 2010

Heaven. I’d have fistfulls of quarters in my bag at all times if these wee still around!

2. Drew Ryans - August 12, 2010

Vending machines for books.. What a wonderful idea. It’s a shame they’re not still around, They would make a killing in Doctors’ offices, Airports, Train Stations, or anywhere people are expected to hurry up and wait.


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