Via The Book Bench:

Earlier this month, the Hamburg-based publisher Automatenverlag unveiled some re-tooled cigarette dispensers that have been transformed into vending machines stocked with wholesome offerings in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Back in February, Tank Books started selling classic stories and novellas packaged in imitation cigarette cartons, complete with the telltale flip-tops, foil liners, and cellophane wrapping. Works by Joseph Conrad, Ernest Hemingway, Franz Kafka, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Leo Tolstoy are available in six different "packs," or you can purchase the whole set, which comes in an attractive tin.

Originally Published: May 25th, 2010