As I have written about before, the BIBLIO-MAT is a vending machine that dispenses random weird old books. The curious and delightful machine has many fans, and now The Monkey’s Paw has decreed January 19th BIBLIO-MAT Fanatic Day.
The event will offer fellowship for lovers of literary randomness and also honours an unusual achievement by Vincent Lui, who is quite possibly the BIBLIO-MAT’s biggest fan.
In 2013 Lui left his reading choices in the hands of fate. Once a week for the entire year he bought a random book from the BIBLIO-MAT and dutifully read whatever volume the machine dispensed. Lui reviewed every book — from Good Food For Bad Stomachs, to CAMELS!!, to 1001 Yiddish Proverbs — on his blog
The BIBLIO-MAT’s creator, Craig Small, will also be at the event to mingle with fans of his creation. Check out more about this on The Monkey’s Paw blog