Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice, Italy. The bookshop, being one of the most original in the world, is a lovely place to rummage used publications in various languages. The so-called “High Water Bookstore” sits in Calle Longa Santa Maria Formosa (Corte Senza Nome) in Venice. (Photo by Ennio Maretto)
The only thing sexier than a well-read book is a well-read woman.
A new vending machine has been released which can print any book within minutes.
The Espresso Book Machine has access to 500,000 different books - the same as 23.6 miles of shelf space - and can even churn out a fresh copy of Crime and Punishment in just nine minutes.
Pages are printed at a rate of over 100 per minute and are then pressed, glued and cut to produce a pristine book.
Users simply pick the book they would like on a screen and wait for it to be printed … it certainly is a novel way of getting a new book.