Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Book ATM

As reported by The Guardian, a UK bookseller is gearing up to offer print-on-demand books while customers wait. The Espresso Book Machine (EBM) can print and bind any one of a million titles at a rate of about 40 pages per minute. We might be looking at the future of the bookstore.


Anonymous said...

with a name like Espresso Book Machine I hope it can also whip up a double chai latte while I wait :)

Gwen Dawson said...

Good point!

Anonymous said...

Last I heard, there were only two- one in Washington and one in Alexandria. I think it's a great idea for hard to find titles.