Northshire Bookstore acquires Espresso Book Machine!

Thursday, January 08, 2009 0 Comments A+ a-

A poster over at the Huffington Post comparing the Pareto Principle to the Netflix Principle (the article alone is worth a read) reported that Northshire Bookstore in Vermont has acquired the Espresso Book Machine for their store.

The Northshire Bookstore is proud to be the first independent bookstore in the United States—and one of only five locations in the world—to have an Espresso Book Machine (EBM) right on the premises.

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We’ll be able to publish our own premium paperback Northshire Press editions of great classic works that are out of copyright (“in the public domain”), including rare and out-of-print titles and books of local and regional interest.

And thanks to online archives offering free, unfettered access to hundreds of thousands of public-domain titles from all over the world—from the obscure, to the famous, to the infamous—we’ll be able to produce high-quality Northshire Press Facsimile Editions, to literally “print on demand” to fulfill customer orders.

In addition to printing new editions of classic books, we will also serve self-publishing authors of fiction, poetry, cookbooks, family genealogies, local histories, corporate reports, custom course textbooks—you name it. Shires Press will offer a complete publishing package, as well as an extensive menu of optional quality upgrades and à la carte services, such as expanded paper and cover choices; professional editing, cover and/or text design, and technical support; as well as consultation on marketing and distribution. Shires Press can publish a beautiful paperback edition of your book that looks and feels like the real thing—because it is.

Also according to the site's press release, only four other locations have the machine or will soon have it: four other locations in the world that currently or will soon have an Espresso Book Machine: Open Content Alliance (San Francisco, California); the University of Alberta campus bookstore (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada); Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria; Alexandria, Egypt); and the New Orleans Public Library (New Orleans, Louisiana).

May be five because I heard that A&R (Angus & Robertson) in Melbourne Australia has it as well.

Kudos to Northshire for getting on board!