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. Isabella

    Book vending machines are the next big thing because you get a book of your genre and it is a surprise! Perfect!

  2. Isabella

    YES!!! I think that book vending machines are the next big thing!! Everyone likes a new book and are surprise book? Even better!

  3. anon

    Books are great and the only reason it’s a book vending machine is because there was not enough space for those books and there is no food in a library

  4. Moe Ron

    No, I prefer food

  5. jaslynn

    Noooooooooooooooooooooo that is not the next big thing i think vending machines are for food not books.

  6. kierstyn

    It is not the next big thing :(………………………………………

  7. kierstyn

    I think the book vending machine is not the next big thing.I would rather chips or candy then read a book.I hope they will not put one in my school.If they do I am moving to a school with out one

  8. zane

    never in 1,000,000 decades

  9. Henry

    No because I like food more than books.

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