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Nation’s First-Ever Short Story Cube Sparks Excitement at Illinois Libraries

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The Short Story Cube deployed at Germantown Hills Public Library, featuring short stories for adults and children.

This blog post is part of an ongoing series made possible by a partnership between Short Édition, the Knight Foundation, and the Public Library Association. Joel Shoemaker, Library Director at Illinois Prairie District Library, first heard about the Short Story Dispenser at a library conference. The Dispenser, the brainchild of French publishing house Short Édition, is a one-of-a-kind printer delivering one-, three-, or five-minute-long stories to users in over 300 locations across the world, free of charge.

Universities/Education  

04-14-2021

BART, SF Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola Peddle Free Fiction Via Vending Machine

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Story dispenser at an East Bay BART station. (BART Photo via Twitter)

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Looking for something to read on BART? The transit agency has installed dispensers at the Richmond, Fruitvale and Pleasant Hill stations that spit out short stories for free.

Short Story Dispenser   Transport  

04-06-2021

[US] BART Unveils Free Short Story Dispensers At Select Stations

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) — Looking for something to read on BART? The transit agency has installed dispensers at the Richmond, Fruitvale and Pleasant Hill stations that spit out short stories for free.

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03-30-2021

[US] A Short Story to Read on BART? These Machines Will Print You One for Free

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The Pleasant Hill BART station is one of three stations with a new short-story dispenser offering free printed reading material to passengers. (Dan Brekke/KQED)

These days, most BART riders spend their travel time staring at their phones—and understandably so. In an increasingly digitized world accelerated by the isolation of the pandemic, our lives have migrated almost entirely online. But now, BART riders are able to use touchless Short Story Dispensers to receive free one-, three- and five-minute reads at Richmond, Fruitvale, and Pleasant Hill Stations, with another one coming soon to Montgomery Street Station. Local writers will have the chance to have their work published and distributed as part of the project after the one-year pilot, sponsored by the BART Communications Department and Art Program, is up and running.

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03-29-2021

[US] Kiosks on San Francisco transit stations to dispense free stories

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Riders using the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in San Francisco will be able to read stories freely dispensed by kiosks under a partnership between the agency and Short Edition, according to a CBS SF report.

Blog or Website   Transport  

03-26-2021

[US] Richmond BART has a short story dispenser

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BART installed a short story dispenser at four stations. This image shows the one installed at Pleasanton Station. (Photo courtesy of BART).

BART has installed Short Story Dispensers at some of its stations, including the Richmond station. The touchless dispensers print out short stories for riders to read — for free. The stories are short reads, roughly one to three to five minutes long, and are printed on recyclable receipt paper, according to BART.

Short Story Dispenser   Print Media   Transport  

02-24-2021

[US] Short Story Dispenser Connects Libraries to Communities

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“Short Story Dispenser — Select your reading time: 1 minute; 3 minutes; 5 minutes,”

Short Édition’s Short Story Dispenser was embedded in four pilot communities around the country through a project called “Fostering Creative Community Connections,” a partnership between the Public Library Association (PLA) and French publisher Short Édition, and made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation.

12-23-2020

[US] The Station Cafe Hosts Washington’s First ‘Short Story Dispenser’ — and It’s Free

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The Short Story Dispenser’s touchless interface. (Photo: Jessie McKenna)

Beacon Hill’s The Station coffee shop has long been a hub of community activity and advocacy, hosting everything from meetings to artwork to a free pantry. Now it’s home to Washington State’s first Short Story Dispenser, courtesy of the Seattle Public Library (SPL) and French publisher Short Édition.

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12-06-2020

[IT] Nasce a Torino Green Pea: lo store verde del patron di Eataly con museo e ristorante stellato

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È a Torino il primo centro commerciale nel mondo che vende solo oggetti e servizi ecosostenibili (Photo Claudia Giraud)

[...] "una zona relax sul tetto dell’edificio per massimo 2mila soci che potranno godersi la piscina panoramica con vista sul Monviso (oltre alla SPA e a un cocktail bar) e provare l’iconico Dispenser per racconti brevi della casa editrice francese Short Edition che racconta: “quattro distributori all’aperto di racconti brevi consegneranno la letteratura scritta dai nostri scrittori in tutto il mondo, quelli della Scuola Holden, i membri della Green Pea e la saggezza dei filosofi classici, Pericle, Socrate, Platone e Aristotele, premendo un pulsante”."

Short Story Dispenser   Shopping Centers  

11-23-2020

[US] Philly Storied City gives a voice to all

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This new creative opportunity comes from the French company Short Edition, creator of the Short Story Dispenser.

To become a writer, you simply need to write, but becoming published is a whole different story. Philly Storied City is giving Philadelphians the opportunity to do just that. A new and free local initiative recently opened submissions for a project that is meant to promote creativity for all and also offer a way for writers to gain a larger audience.

Short Story Dispenser   Print Media  

10-27-2020

[US] Success Story - Short Edition - L'éditeur propulseur de littérature courte

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Interview réalisé par Etienne Savin. L'invité est Christophe Sibieude (co-fondateur de Short Édition).

[...] "Short Édition est arrivé aux États-Unis pour concrétiser le projet de faire de Philadelphie notre vitrine pour créer le concept de "storied city" ! Dans une ville il peut y avoir beaucoup d'acteurs concernés par le partage de la culture et de l'art et on peut installer des Distributeurs à de multiples endroits, inviter des auteurs locaux pour partager leurs contenus et faire vivre leurs oeuvres, créer une dynamique pour l'art et faire vivre les communautés des quartiers."

Short Edition   Radio  

10-21-2020

[AUS] Short and sweet: Perth has become the first city in Australia to install a short story vending machine.

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The Dispensers, which have become popular around the world, spit out the free, bite size reads for comuters, with the hope of getting people off their phones...

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