On Demand Books, the New York-based company behind the Espresso Book Machine (described by the company as “an ATM for books”) has just announced the EBM’s 31st location in the United States: R.J. Julia Booksellers, a decades-old independent shop located in the shoreline town of Madison, Connecticut.

If you happen to find yourself in the area next weekend, you might consider paying a visit to R.J. Julia on September 29, when the shop will be hosting an event to celebrate the arrival of the book machine. (Madison is located about 100 miles/161 kilometers northeast of New York City).

“Our goal as a bookstore has always been to introduce writer to reader; now we have the opportunity to allow the reader to be a writer as well,” said R.J. Julia’s Roxanne Coady. “We’re thrilled to give our customers and the community the ability to print books instantly in our store.”

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It’ll be interesting to see exactly what becomes of the Espresso Book Machine line once On Demand’s partnership with Kodak and its Kodak Picture Kiosks launches later this year.

As reported recently in PaidContent, “consumers will [soon] be able to print paperback photo books, self-published books and the seven million backlist and public domain titles in On Demand’s catalog from retail chains such as CVS,” where thousands of the Kodak Picture Kiosks can be found.

The On Demand-Kodak partnership will expand globally in 2013.


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