This isn’t about eBooks, but it’s about machines, which is close enough. Hamburg, Germany-based publisher Automatenverlag has refurbished old cigarette machines and turned them into book vending machines, reports Publishing Perspectives. This is a great-grandchild of the Penguincubator, which we showed you a couple of weeks ago (also via Publishing Perspectives, actually).
For four euros, you can get yourself writing by local Hamburg authors–poetry, comics, travel guides. When is somebody going to bring a book vending machine to the US? When?