Parisian vending machines

Americans may have condom machines, and Italy automatic ladies' underwear dispensers, but Paris has just installed its own highly-refined version... Now, you can buy books from five vending machines around the city long after the bookshops have kicked out their last customers and closed their doors for the night!

For a mere three and a half bucks, you too can now satisfy your Parisian nocturnal hankerings for Homer's Odyssey, Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, or--perhaps more appropriately at that hour--Baudelaire's Flowers of Evil.

Big sellers at the moment though seem to be French/English dictionaries (no surprise there!) and, oddly enough, cookbooks!

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