I’ll admit it – I love vending machines! One of the reasons why I appreciate Japan so much is the amount and diversity they have when it comes to vending machines. In general, products in them are usually overpriced and somehow you mostly use them at airports BUT it does not have to be like that, and in some cases, it is not. You can put them wherever you want in them (ok, while size permits), the rent space is cheaper and they are low maintenance!
And that is why I love it when I find one filled with – not candies and water bottles – but books! This particular vending machine is filled with books about the history of film and with a focus on Serbian and regional film and all of them are published by the Film Center of Serbia. Most of them are in Serbian but last time I was there I spotted two editions in English as well. The machine accepts only paper money, and I think that’s fitting, you insert paper and paper pops out. It’s up to you to decide which one is worth more. Appropriately located in the Kombank dvorana (previously named Dom sindikata, a name which I prefer and how it’s still called by the locals), a centrally located newly renovated cinema with 6 halls where they mostly play the latest blockbusters and festival darlings.