Biblio-Mat Vending Machine Dispenses Random Second-Hand Books

Biblio-Mat vending machine, Toronto

The Monkey’s Paw, an idiosyncratic second-hand bookstore in Toronto, has installed this entertaining one-of-a-kind vending machine. The Biblio-Mat dispenses random titles of old books. Buying a book is really a surprise here! Don’t be worried, you can expect something nice and interesting for sure, as the books inside the machine are curated by the antiquarian book shop, that’s specialized in uncommon and out-of-print books, ephemera, and images. Biblio-Mat books, which widely vary in size and subject matter, cost only 2 dollars.

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Vending Machine Offers Free Iced Tea In Exchange For A Tweet

Iced tea vending machine, Cape Town

This South African soda machine gives away free iced tea in exchange for a promotional tweet. The Bevmax 4-45 (‘BEV’) vending machine, located at Wembley Square, Cape Town, is equipped with a marquee that encourages passers-by to send a GPS-tagged tweet with a hashtag in it. As soon as the machine notices the tweet, it spits out a free can of Rooibos iced tea.

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Coca-Cola’s Huggable Vending Machine

Recently, Coca-Cola installed an extraordinary vending machine at the National University of Singapore. The machine doesn’t want your money, it wants hugs. Ain’t that a good currency in times of financial crisis? A good hug is rewarded with a free can of Coke. It’s as simple as that.

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The Seed Bomb Vending Machine

We like vending machines and we like seed bombs, so we were very delighted when we heard about this clever idea from the designers of Commonstudio. Under the name of Greenaid, the agency has launched these nifty vending machines that stimulate a bit of guerrilla gardening by appropriating the existing distribution system of the quarter…

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