In the Sushi Library, a continuous stream
of books
opened
at
pages displaying a full spectrum of all
kinds
of images, including diagrams and
mathematical symbols, slowly drifts past
a
long row of
seated browsers. As soon as a book is
taken
off the conveyor by a potential borrower,
another different one slides into its place.

Through statistical
analysis
the most popular books are eventually
represented by multiple copies.

Wikipedia: Conveyor belt sushihttp://en.wikipedia...Conveyor_belt_sushi The particular style of sushi restaurant xenzag is referring to here. [jutta, Jul 07 2008]

In a fleeting effort to prove that the concept could virtually be applied to anything of interest with the same amount of efficacy, I realized it wasn't the case. [+]

Sorry, I am too impatient for this, plus who flips what pages to what place?

Perhaps if it was a 'recommended books' conveyer belt that was embedded in the walls of a regular library; this could catch your eye when you are momentarily between stacks. But for a library that only has this conveyor belt contraption?

Lovely stuff. Perhaps the books could be left to fall open at their most-thumbed, spine-cracked pages, these being usually climactic or otherwise mucky scenes, one imagines, and therefore most likely to entice the febrile grasp of the library customer.