Our very own used Espresso Book Machine is in the process of technical check-up and refurbishment, thanks to the personal commitment of a leader at VekTek. There are lots of expenses yet to come in bringing this machine back to smooth operating condition. Please contribute to our campaign.
By simply uploading a document, a professionally bound book can be printed out in about the time it takes to brew an espresso. There are fewer than a hundred Espresso Book Machines worldwide. This machine offers authors the opportunity to self-publish and print books--on demand--only as needed, without the huge cost of a long printing run. Additionally, doctoral and masters candidates can create a professional thesis package with virtually no lead time. Faculty from colleges and universities in the region can use the Espresso Book Machine to create and print custom textbooks for their courses--a burgeoning trend nationwide. Professionally bound copies of corporate presentations can be quickly and easily produced. Another valuable aspect of the Espresso Book Machine is the ability to print out single copies of any book available from many major publishers, Google Books, Project Gutenberg, and other sources. Thus, books of all kinds--from bestsellers to hard-to-find to foreign language books--are instantly available at Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore.
An independent bookstore is more than just another business--it's a community service. Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore is a labor of love for me, and my way of giving back to this community that I am so grateful to be a part of. I hope you also believe in the vital importance of an independent community bookstore in our town, and I hope you will join me in building it. Thank you!
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