E-Books Reduce Use Of Book Vending Machines In Contra Costa County, Calif.

The automated book-dispensing machines in Contra Costa County, Calif. library system have been getting less use due to competition from e-books, according to The El Cerrito Patch in El Cerrito, Calif. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: Book vending machines may be down but they are not “out.” The Contra Costa County, Calif. library system does not plan to remove them despite the decline in use. Smart phones and the Internet have replaced print media to some extent, but they won’t eliminate it.

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