Publisher Vends Books Via Old Cigarette Machines

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary


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.

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Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary is a literary agent, translator and writer based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) and at the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International.