Polis (a blog about cities, per its description) posts today about the integration of books and public transit. Apparently, Santiago (Chile), Madrid (Spain), Bogota (Columbia), and Sao Paulo (Brazil) have all installed library kiosks in busy transit hubs. The latest city to do so? El Cerrito, CA. The Contra Costa County Public Library has installed automated book machines in the El Cerrito BART station.
Since the Best Idea Ever has now proven to be an internationally successful idea, let's see if we can't implement it here in Riverside.