Penguin Book Vending Machine feeding your mind
By Elena Cotton on Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Penguin Random House treated the morning commuters in Devon by putting a book vending machine at the Exeter St Davids station.
The vending machine had a range of books to choose from such as the self-help book Atomic Habits by James Clear, historical fiction Daisy Jones and the Six or even the thriller No Middle Name by Lee Child. Penguin Random House’s installation has ensured your morning commute can take you on more than one journey with the right book.
Not only this, but Penguin also announced they are changing the titles regularly with old classics and new inspiring books emphasising important cultural moments throughout the year such as LGBTQ+ History Month, Black History Month and Cop28.
The machine is to celebrate the partnership between Exeter Unesco City of Literature, Great Western Railway and Penguin as they attempt to build support for bookshops and highlight the importance of literacy.
This is not the first time Penguin have created a vending machine, as the first one was in 1937 in Charing Cross Road in 1937, when the books originally costed sixpence each.