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If you're an avid reader caught somewhere between a Kindle and a hardcover—the new Espresso machine at Manhattan's McNally Jackson bookstore might be the thing for you. And we're not talking about an in-store coffee shop.
For anyone who's ever been frustrated with a brick-and-mortar bookstore's available selection, but doesn't want to buy into the e-book craze (yeah, we get it, sometimes we like binding and pages too), check out the above Espresso machine demo video. The machine allows shoppers to buy e-books and have them printed and bound—to library-quality!—instantly, on the spot. Right now, the machine is available in 37 locations around the world, and New York's McNally Jackson is the latest to get one in-store.
"Buyer John Turner sees the machine as a way to expand inventory. It also reduces the hassle and wait time associated with ordering books by request. 'For me the biggest issue is, quite simply, as a medium-sized bookshop we can't fit every book in the world on our shelves,' Mr. Turner said. 'This will let us provide a wider variety to our customers.'"· McNally Jackson will introduce Espresso book machine [GalleyCat]