Source: NY Times
Les puf bookstore doesn't have any books. Instead, the Parisian bookstore prints books on demand using the Espresso Book Machine. Customers use tablets to choose books they want to purchase, selecting from over 3 million titles.
It takes about five minutes for each book to print, about as long as it takes to have a quick espresso. Called the “Gutenberg press of the 21st century,” the on-demand printing machine sits in the back of the shop, turning PDFs into paperbacks.
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