Vote: Are Book Vending Machines the Next Big Thing?

By Tonka Dobreva 11.12.2017 interact


One Illinois library came up with a unique idea to solve its book overstock problem. The library was getting more book donations than it could give out at book sales, so it set up a vending machine and filled it with books — giving them away for free! The goal is to encourage people from the local community to read more books. And to make the experience even more exciting, a surprise element was added. The books are wrapped in paper, only allowing you to choose the genre. The title of the book is revealed when you open the “gift.”

So what do you think — are book vending machines the Next Big Thing? Vote and tell us your opinion in the comments section below. Or submit your video comments to We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show!


  1. Mitchell

    Bring the books out USA, because it’s reading time!

  2. Justin

    I think the book vending machines are the next big thing because if you are walking around somewhere and you don’t have your phone on you you can just get a book from the vending machine and its fun because you don’t know what book you get so you buy a book and you wait to figure it out.

  3. Kian

    This is an especially cool idea if you want a book but you don’t know which one. Just choose your favorite genre and your good to go!

  4. Danny g

    It sounds like a really bad idea because no one will take a book.

  5. Luke Hendricks

    It sounds like a great idea!

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    • Marqui

      Your right

  8. Paige bennett

    Texts books are better cause ur actually inhaled and not constantly playing with the controls1 and 2 looking at a screen can seriously hurt your eyesight From looking at a screen

  9. jason

    im jason and i think its the next big thing

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