German Vending Machine Will Exchange Unwanted Gifts for Books

By Dianna Dilworth 

German readers are in for a real treat this holiday season: they can trade their unwanted holiday gifts in for books.

Trade publisher Bastei Lübbe and book retailer Hugendubel have teamed up and placed vending machines where people can drop off a Christmas present they received but don’t want and get a free book for doing so. Bastei Lübbe is donating the books for the giveaway. The unwanted gifts will be donated to charity.

The Bookseller has the scoop:

The device will be set up outside Hugendubel branches on 28th December in a busy shopping centre in Munich, followed by appearances in Ingolstadt (29th December) and Nuremberg (30th December).