May 24, 2022

Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Bnf) To Make Thousands Of Titles Available On The Espresso Book Machine Network

From On Demand Books (PDF):

The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) and On Demand Books, the company behind the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), have signed an agreement that will make thousands of French-language titles available on the worldwide EBM network. These titles, which are public domain and available online through the BnF’s Gallica digital library, include masterworks from writers such as Balzac, Dumas, Flaubert, Hugo, Moliere, Montaigne, Pascal, Proust, Rabelais, Stendhal, Voltaire, Zola, and thousands of others.


“This is the latest big hit for the EBM network,” says Dane Neller, the CEO of On Demand Books. “The BnF’s Gallica digital library is a superb resource and fits well with our point-of-sale technology. Through the EBM network, the BnF is better able to spread access to French culture and reach readers around the world. And as our installations multiply in Europe, Canada, and worldwide—and in universities with French-language departments—we see a growing need to offer the great works of French literature. There is no better start than the national library of France.”

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See Also: Espresso Book Machine Titles To Be Registered With Google Merchant Center, For Online Discovery And Purchase Via Google Books And Google Product Search

The number of  Espresso Book Machine titles will increase from 2 million to more than 7 million books.

On Demand Books will register the EBM network of over 7 million (and growing) paperback titles with Google Merchant Center. As a result, all EBM titles will become available for discovery and purchase via the Google Books website and the Google “Shopping” feature.


“We are pleased to announce this latest milestone for our network,” said Dane Neller, CEO of On Demand Books. “Our existing relationship with Google enables over 2 million public-domain titles to be purchased on Google Books. By registering our entire catalogue of over 7 million titles with Google Merchant Center, all of our content, including in-copyright and publisher titles, will soon be available for discovery and purchase on Google Books and through other Google e-commerce services.”

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.