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How to print your own book in Cincinnati

The latest addition to the MakerSpace at the Main Library is the Espresso Book Machine. (PHOTO: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County/Provided) The latest addition to the MakerSpace at the Main Library is the Espresso Book Machine. (PHOTO: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County/Provided)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

If you've ever wanted to print your own book, now you can at the Public Library of Cincinnati. 

Visitors can self-publish their own books or print content from a selection of over 7 million in-copyright and public-domain titles from publishers that include HarperCollins, Penguin and Google Books. 

This is made possible with the latest addition of the Espresso Book Machine to the MakerSpace at the Main Library.

According to the library, the new machine is a fully integrated high-speed, compact machine that automatically prints, binds and trims retail-quality paperback books.   

The EBM can make a trade paperback book from 5 to 10.5 inches in height and 4.5 to 8.25 inches in width. It can hold a page volume of 40–830 pages.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is reportedly the third public library in the United States to have a machine of this type. The Sacramento Public Library installed its machine in 2011 and the District of Columbia Public Library installed its Espresso in 2013. 

“We are proud to provide the latest in cutting-edge technology to our customers, and pleased to be among the first public libraries to offer this service,” said Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Library Kimber L. Fender. 

For further details about using the new machine go to www.cincinnatilibrary.org/main/makerspace.html

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