Snacks, water, soda and. . .books? I spotted this in the bus station in Madrid this weekend. A vending machine for books! Most of the titles are bestsellers, along with a kids book and the classic The Catcher in the Rye. I've never seen books in vending machines before. This sort of thing helps renew my faith in the human race. Well, sort of. There's still the whole warfare and environmental destruction thing, but hey, at least we have vending machines for books in the bus stations!
Madrid also has a lending library in the subway.