Espresso Book Machine

According to this article on Digital Book World, book retailer Books-A-Million is installing an Espresso Book Machine (EBM) in its store in Portland, Maine.

This machine will allow customers to print a book from participating publishers “within minutes” if the desired book is not in the store.

While the idea is exciting, a concern would be that the machines become so common that there would be no need for any book retailers!