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The delicious-sounding German publisher Hamburger Automatenverlag is behind the ‘repurposing cigarette machines as book machines’ project, stocking old cigarette automats in the area surrounding the University of Hamburg with books, graphic novels, travel guides and collections of poetry. All of the texts are original works by local Hamburg authors and will cost 4 euro.
We think this is such a fabulous idea. Isn’t it wiser to spend money on books than to spend it on something that goes up in smoke?!