Vending machine makes buying books easier in Szekesfehervar
The new Hungarian acquisition offers a large selection of books
- October 09, 2019 17:40
- Aseniya Dimitrova
Purchasing books has become considerably easier in the historic Hungarian city of Székesfehérvár. As of Monday, 30th September, local bookaholics have another reason for joy as books vending machine was installed in the city centre.
The Pocket bookshop is already expecting literary fans on the Main Street, reported Mayor of Székesfehérvár András Cser-Palkovics on the communal website. As the local authorities explain, he has asked for the installation of the machine in the summer and few days ago it finally became a reality.
A cooperation between the municipality and local youth
The initiative wants to promote literature and reading among locals, by bringing readers more accessible, easy-to-carry, pocket-sized books distributed as easily as a can of soda. It is the result of Instagram consultations between the Mayor of the city and local young people who suggested ideas on the placement.
Installed in front of the popular Vörösmarty Theater (the largest in the country), the vending machine is expected to attract many passers-by for a quick pick of reading material on their way to work or back to home.
With the help of the City Guard, a tastefully crafted green-framed vending machine has been placed opposite the theatre building, which fits well with the downtown location and provides a covered roof for the priceless readings.
The POKET automatic vending machine offers a diverse and regularly changing selection of books which will certainly please the local reading addicts.
Székesfehérvár, also referred to as Fehérvár, is the 9th largest city in Hungary. Once a capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, the city used to have a prominent role in the Middle ages.
Székesfehérvár used to be a capital of the Kingdom of Hungary
If you are to visit Central Hungary, do not fail to see its historical centre and marvel at the Baroque and classical style buildings. The St Stephen Cathedral and the ruins of Székesfehérvár Basilica are definitely a must-see in the city.
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