A vending machine which can print "library quality" books within minutes, has now been linked to Google giving readers over 3,500,000 books to choose from.
The Espresso Book Machine prints books at a rate of over 100 pages per minute before gluing and cutting them to produce a perfect book, it can even churn out a fresh copy of Crime and Punishment in just nine minutes.
The deal gives the machines access to over two million additional public-domain titles. They would take up over 100 miles of shelf space if printed out… which even using this machine would take 34 years.
There are currently only three of the £70,000 devices from On Demand Books and Lightning Source, with one in Blackwell's Charing Cross Road branch in London.