The First European Print-On-Demand Bookstore Opens in Paris

Only a matter of time…

Nicholas C. Rossis

Espresso Book Machine | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Espresso Book Machine

Have you heard of the Espresso Book Machine? Created by Xerox, it’s a printer robot that can print out an entire book in minutes. Bookstores no longer need to order and stock up on books; all they need is an Espresso Book Machine and an Internet connection.

If this sounds outlandish or futuristic, it is already used in the US in several universities as well as in some bookstores, such as McNally Jackson in southern Manhattan, New York.

And it’s now available in Europe, for the first time, as reported by The Siver Times. Located in the historic heart of Paris student, close to the famous university La Sorbonne, this library without stock opened on Saturday the 12th. It allows readers to select from nearly 5,000 titles available from the Presses Universitaires de France (PUF), as well as millions of international…

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4 thoughts on “The First European Print-On-Demand Bookstore Opens in Paris

    • It says there’s a maximum page length which suggests there are smaller options. I think there are so many software types for design there would have to be a range for them to compete with standard publishing.


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