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N.Y. Times : "Last winter Louis Rastelli, a struggling Montreal publisher, found himself suddenly in need of a brand-new distribution method.

Canada’s major bookstore chain decided that stocking the literary zines and chapbooks that Rastelli publishes had become too much of a hassle, and he was increasingly unable to get his product into the hands of its intended audience. Rastelli’s solution: buy some surplus cigarette machines – the Canadian government had recently restricted them in restaurants, and so they were in plentiful supply – and retrofit them into coin-operated delivery devices for art, literature and music. The ‘‘Distroboto’’ was born." see also : The Book Drop and The Poetry Dispenser (thanks to ed and jessamyn, respectively)

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The dict-ified word of the day is punctilious ←  → Richard Martineau : "Suffit-il de posséder un passeport et un crayon pour être journaliste?