Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pick Up and Go Book Vending

Doughty thieves made off we two new book vending machines over the weekend (as reported by the BBC). And to think we believe reading is in the decline. Who said reading isn't popular.

"The machines, worth £10,000 each, were in a trailer attached to a lorry parked at PN Computer Services on High Street, Elsenham near Bishop's Stortford. They were due to be delivered to Stansted Airport, but thieves took the trailer between Friday 14 and Monday 17 September. Essex Police said they have few leads and want information from the public."
I could have told them to avoid Bishop's Stortford; too many angry booksellers. I have always liked the idea of book vending machines and proposed the idea when I worked for Berlitz publishing as a unique way to sell our travel guides and phrase books. Idea died.

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