This is Pop Up Library Services for Everyone (aka P.U.L.S.E.) in Oakland, CA. It’s a vending machine that dispenses books instead of junk food. After you’re finished reading them, you return it to the library. Or else! Or else what? I don’t know, pay a fine or something? Regardless, it’s a bitter-sweet ordeal. On one hand: books! Having a book vending machine is a super cool and clever idea. But on the other hand: no snacks, WTF! Is a vending machine even a vending machine if it doesn’t contain Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? No, no it isn’t. Don’t make me choose between books and food! In fact, they should pair books with a tasty snack. Get a murder mystery and some chips, score a pack of M&Ms with a romance, snag a bag of gummy worms with a best seller. What a novel idea! See what I did there? Yeah, I’m right there with you: I hate me for it, too.
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