Brooklyn Public Library Unveils Book-Printing Machine

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
​​Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her 10 years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
March 7, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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Third-graders watch as children's books are printed with the Espresso Book Machine at the Brooklyn Public Library on Wednesday. (Phillip Greenberg/Courtesy of Berlin Rosen)

NEW YORK—The Brooklyn Public Library unveiled a new book-printing machine in its main branch at Grand Army Plaza on Wednesday. The Espresso Book Machine (EBM) will provide local authors with the capability to self-publish their works, and allow library patrons to print books from a database of more than 80 million titles.

When authors use the machine to print, bound, and trim professional-quality paperbacks, their works will then become part of the EspressNet, On Demand Books’ digital catalog available at 80 EBM locations worldwide. 

​​Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her 10 years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.