A cigarette vending machine holding books is any day better than carrying those harmful packets of cigarettes. Hamburger Automatenverlag, a German publishing company recently found an ingenious new use of old cigarette vending machines. The company has re-purposed machines to carry books, diverting them from landfills.
The new concept called the book vending machine is the company’s effort to both reuse discarded cigarette vending machines and encourage literacy. This initiative comes as a great solution to save our environment from waste. Besides, it is also a unique way of exhibiting a series of condensed novels, photo books, graphic novels and collections of poetry by local authors. Placed throughout the University of Hamburg and its surrounding neighborhood, the machine secures your pick for a mere €4 fee.