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Singapore welcomes its first book vending machines. BooksActually brings local literature outside bookstores with its first machines located at the National Museum of Singapore and Orchard Road. The independent bookstore on Friday (Jun 3) unveiled two book vending machines at the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) and at the Singapore Visitor Centre along Orchard Road. A third one is scheduled to be installed at the Goodman Arts Centre later this month.

23 year old student Lau Sixian said she first saw the Book Vending Machine on the National Museum Facebook page, and decided to take a look at it as she was meeting her friend who works at the National Museum. She bought a copy of Corridor, 12 short stories by Alfian Sa’at as she was familiar with the local author’s work having read them at the library. The Books Vending Machine was installed by local independent bookstore, BooksActually. One other Book Vending Machine was unveiled at Singapore Visitor Centre, located along Orchard Road, while another Book Vending Machine is set to be installed at Goodman Arts Centre later this month.


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