Writers hate being boxed in. But some Singaporean authors have found their works kept in a box and sold in an innovative yet familiar way – through vending machines. A truly novel way to sell a novel.
Two vending machines stocked with Singaporean literature were set up separately in the National Museum of Singapore and the Singapore Visitor Centre in Orchard last Friday (June 3). These machines were set up in the hopes of getting Singaporeans more interested in their local literature. Each machine stocks about 20 titles ranging from poetry to short stories and sketches, and can fit some 150 books.