Vending machines have become synonymous with sweet treats, crisps, drinks and other snack options but over the years we’ve seen alternative options pop up like DVDs, socks and even false eyelashes! And more recently in Manchester, cupcakes. However, the Corn Exchange in Manchester, a building steeped in history and stories, is taking a leaf out of their book by installing a book vending machine in their stunning atrium space.
Whether guests need a book for their commute into the city, want to update their bookshelf at home, grab a page-turner for their holiday, or simply have a good read over a coffee or glass of something at Corn Exchange, the new vending machine has them covered. The team is inviting book lovers to come along with their old books, grab a token for the machine and Read. Swap. Repeat!
With the aim to help the environment and reduce waste for book lovers, the machine includes a mix of pre-loved books of all genres. Visitors will need to simply bring in a pre-loved book and swap it for a token with one of the Corn Exchange hosts to access the vending machine and choose their next book.
The books in the vending machine are freeof charge, guests will just have to donate a pre-loved book to receive a token to take one from the machine. The Read. Swap. Repeat system can also be used as many times as visitors like.
Alison Hogarth, Marketing Manager at Corn Exchange commented: “We are delighted to have installed our book vending machine at The Corn Exchange and are excited to start a community of book lovers and to see what the people of Manchester are reading. All the books in our machine will be second hand so we can do our bit to keep a small amount of pre-loved books in circulation to help the environment, which is something we are really pleased about.”
Why not try a book you would never think of to read? The book vending machine can be found on the Fennel Street exit of the Corn Exchange building. For more information on how the book exchange works, head to their website here.