According to the Independent British book lovers are going to be in a for a treat very soon:
The self-service machine, which will eventually be installed in 50 stores across the country, offers a choice of around one million titles. The fully-bound books are printed to library quality, including a front cover.
Watch the machine in action.
I gather that the New York Public library has one of these machines. How I wish our Norfolk Public Library had one. I am forever looking for out of print books that I can't find in our library system. I'd happily pay the library the penny a page it takes to print the books if I could have access to one in Norfolk.
I've just been appointed to the board of the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library. I wonder if I need to see if I can whip up some excitement about fund raising for one of these machines. That should be fun, newbie comes on board with her pet project already figured out.