At Queen and Dovercourt, beside a laundromat is Monkey's Paw — a small, infinitely-charming, independent bookstore specializing in rare and unusual books.
Looking for a book on DIY tent-making? How about witchcraft or kite-making? Chances are they have what you need.
The Biblio-Mat was built by Craig Small for Monkey's Paw. Craig describes the machine;
"The machine was conceived as an artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored discount sidewalk bin. When a customer puts coins into it, the Biblio-Mat dramatically whirrs and vibrates as the machine is set in motion. The ring of an old telephone bell enhances the thrill when the customer’s mystery book is delivered with a satisfying clunk into the receptacle below."
The BIBLIO-MAT from Craig Small on Vimeo.