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May 31, 2017

[ US ] SHORT STORY DISPENSER


You are in for a literary treat! Downtown West Palm Beach has welcomed its first Short Story Dispenser© at Subculture Coffee located at 509 Clematis Street. The Dispensers, offer free, fictional short stories for all to enjoy!Be on the lookout for more arriving in Downtown West Palm Beach this summer.


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May 25, 2017

[ US ] What's in the box: Penn State brings Short Edition reading dispensers to campus


Students looking for a quick read on the way to class may be in luck.
Penn State became the first educational institution in the world to collaborate with Short Edition, a French-based company that produces dispensers to print free short stories.

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May 23, 2017

[ US ] Got a little time on your hands? A machine at the Pru will give you a free short story.



Here’s a story. No, really. Here’s a story, on this strip of paper. Go ahead and take it. It’s free.
Beginning Wednesday, folks with a little time on their hands are encouraged to stop by the new short-story dispenser in the Prudential Center, one of the first of its kind in the United States. Short Edition, a French publishing start-up, has designed a sleek machine that produces an original story at the touch of a button.

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May 23, 2017

[ US ] There are only two places with short-story dispensers in the Western Hemisphere, and one is in Pa.


Instead of staring at your phone or carrying a large book around, imagine being able to print out a short story on a slip of paper to read on the way to class or work.

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May 18, 2017

[ US ] Penn State Libraries, Short Edition partner for first university collaboration


Agreement aims to encourage public’s interaction with Penn State’s arts and humanities community.

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January 12, 2017

[ US ] Travellers’ Tales


What is it? Short-story vending machines developed by Short Edition. Placed strategically around 23 French towns and cities, the machines print 1, 3 or 5 minute stories, on demand, from a library of 10,000 texts. It’s good because the machines inject new life into the short story format, and enable the increasingly overlooked art form to enrich the journeys of millions of commuters every day.


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October 18, 2016

[ Australia ] France installs vending machines giving out free short stories at train stations


No book? No problem. A series of vending machines have been installed across France that dispense short stories for train passengers to read on their commutes.

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October 17, 2016

[ Indonesia ] Forget snacks, French vending machines offer free short stories


Imagine waiting alone for the bus, with little to do other than scrolling down the endless stream of social media on your large-screen smartphone. People idling at French train stations may now have a more interesting option: reading a short story at the push of a button on a vending machine.

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October 6, 2016

[ UK ] The vending machines in France that are dispensing free short stories by Short Edition




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October 5, 2016

[ UK ] Vending Machines Give Out Free Short Stories at French Train Stations


Commuters can now add some culture to their journeys. About a year ago, commuters in the French city of Grenoble began to put down their phones in favor of a more literary way to kill time on their way to work. By going to one of several vending machines at train stations around the city, train riders can print out short stories to read by simply tapping a few buttons—all for free.
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October 5, 2016

[ India ] Long trip ahead? France has a free vending machine that supplies poems, stories for your commute


No journey is complete without a good read. But not always we do get to carry books or even our e-book readers for that matter. Does that mean we don’t have the desire to read something while waiting at stations? Not really! Well, to satisfy such desires, stations and offices in France have come up with a brilliant solution — a vending machine that supplies short stories or poems on demand. Yes, isn’t it absolutely awesome? We are jealous, when is it coming to India?
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October 5, 2016

[ UK ] This French train station has an inventive way to entertain passengers


Who doesn't love passing the time on the train with a good book or magazine? But what if you forget your reading material and you're facing a journey where you have to a) look at the seat in front or b) listen to people's weird and wonderful conversations? Well one clever train station in France has come up with a handy alternative. Instead of turning to your smartphone's intermittent WiFi you can read a short story on the train instead. The train station, in Grenoble, have installed FREE short story vending machines. What an amazing invention!
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October 4, 2016

[ India ] Free Short Story Vending Machines Arrive In France To Keep Commuters Entertained On The Go


If you are a frequent traveller and a voracious reader, then you know the pain of leaving a book behind. That's seriously the worst thing to happen. And even though e-readers do save the day nowadays, only book readers know the joy of holding a tale in their hands! But not in France, not anymore. Courtesy vending machines that will dispense short stories to keep one entertained.
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October 4, 2016

[ UK ] Free Short Stories On Offer At French Train Stations


Vending machines at train stations in Paris and a dozen other French cities are now offering something far more nourishing than chocolate bars, packets of crisps, and cans of fizzy juice: literature. This joint project of the publishing house Short Edition and the SNCF Gares & Connexions service is the latest cultural offering to be rolled out in the nation’s transport hubs, following the introduction of pianos, art exhibitions, and regular concerts.
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October 4, 2016

[ UK ] Passengers in France bored with waiting for their train can now print out free short stories from vending machines


We've all been there - the train is running late and you've run out of people to stare at on the platform or Facebook status updates to read and the heavy boredom is sinking in. Those scenarios are soon-to-be distant memories for the French, who have now got vending machines at stations across France that dispense short stories to waiting passengers.
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October 4, 2016

[ UK ] Vending machines filled with free short stories introduced in French train stations


Train operator SNCF wants passengers to experience 'a journey before the journey' - at no charge
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