January 17, 2022

Espresso Book Machine Now Available at Brooklyn Public Library

UPDATE: Video of BPLs Espresso Book Machine (via WSJ)

via CBS New York (1010 WINS):

“It allows people to print a book that maybe they can’t otherwise get, some obscure title that happens to be in the public domain. This machine brings to our collection an additional eight million titles that are in the public domain or that are copyrighted but the publishers are allowing to be a part of our library,” Linda Johnson, President of the Brooklyn Public Library told 1010 WINS.


Another great option that users have when using the machine is to print and publish their own work.

“People are doing quite a lot of self-publishing,” Johnson said. “Because Brooklyn does have a lot of writers, it wouldn’t surprise me if that was one of the biggest uses.”

Currently On Demand Books offers consulting services for authors, with packages for formatting advice, a proof copy and a free upload of revisions for $149.

The library is currently holding a contest to name the new machine and accepting entries until March 15.

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Direct to Espresso Book Machine Info Page (via Brooklyn Public Library)

See Also: Interactive Map of All EBM Locations (Global)

Other Public Libraries in the U.S. Offering EBM Access Include:

See Also: One Book, Light and Sweet (via WSJ)

See Also: New York Public Library and Kirtas Technologies partner to make over 500,000 public-domain books available to the world (2009

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.