By Carlos Alcalá:
"Sacramento library's book machine earns national honor - Sacramento Bee
The Sacramento Public Library's innovative use of an Espresso Book Machine has been honored as one of the nation's top 10 library innovations for 2012."
"The Library's I Street Press, which was used to enable 600 writers to publish books on demand, was recognized last week by the Urban Libraries Council at the American Libraries Association conference in Anaheim.
The project has drawn authors of means from the Bay Area and at least one homeless poet from Loaves and Fishes, by virtue of its ability to print out professional-looking bound paperback books in about 15 minutes from digital files.
The library began using the machine in 2011, thanks to a State Library grant to purchase the $150,000 machine, the first of its model in California."