By Siobhan O’Leary
Hamburg-based publisher Automatenverlag is hoping that locals won’t be able to kick the habit of buying books on the go once they start. The publisher has refurbished and repurposed old cigarette automats for the purpose of selling books, focusing on the neighborhood surrounding the University of Hamburg. The books — all original texts by Hamburg authors, ranging from graphic novels to poetry to a travel guide for professional women — will each cost four euros. As reported in the Boersenblatt, the titles will also be available for purchase online.