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08-23-2019

[US] ‘Short Edition’ dispenses words of wisdom at Carnegie Mellon University


This vending machine dispenses food for thought. It prints quickly. The paper is biodegradable. It’s available 24 hours a day. There is no charge.
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06-24-2019

[IT] Short Story Dispenser: libri da leggere al volo


Se per caso quest’estate vi trovaste nella metropolitana di Londra, all’aeroporto internazionale Charles De Gaulle di Parigi, oppure in vacanza a Singapore, in Australia o addirittura negli Stati Uniti, potreste imbattervi negli Short Story Dispenser, i distributori automatici di racconti.
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06-24-2019

[US] Wichita Public Library works to bring in a new generation of readers with short story machines


In this age of fast-paced information and media consumption, almost everything is at your fingertips. With this program, short stories from up-and-coming authors are just one click away, but not in the way you think. It’s not an app on your phone or a website—it’s a machine.
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06-24-2019

[CA] Short Story Dispenser At Capilano University.


Image of [CA] Short Story Dispenser At Capilano University.B.C University gets unique vending machine
It's a short story dispenser and it's creating a lot of buzz at Capilano University! Isabelle Raghem is speaking with excited students.
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06-24-2019

[IT] La startup dei distributori automatici di racconti brevi


Immaginate un distributore automatico che invece di caffè eroghi racconti brevi. Gratis, per di più. Non è una favola, ma l’idea - diventata realtà - di una casa editrice francese. Il primo distributore ha fatto la sua comparsa nel 2016 all’aeroporto Charles de Gaulle di Parigi.
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06-24-2019

[US] Lit! Squire Foundation and SB Public Market Offer Proust-While-You-Wait


Image of [US] Lit! Squire Foundation and SB Public Market Offer Proust-While-You-WaitThis freaky french vending machine at the SB public market wants you to push its buttons. You've nothing to fear but literature!
Francis Ford Coppola—writer, director, producer, Brando-wrangler—is a raving fan of the short story. In 1997 (for instance) he launched the much-garlanded literary and art vehicle Zoetrope: All-Story. So it was that when Coppola learned of a nutty Roald-Dahl-like gizmo whose minimalist three buttons promised a new approach to literature, his famous auteur beard broke into a grin and he dove in with brio. “He’d found us through his daughter in Paris and was our first client in the US,” says Kristan Leroy, export director for French publisher Short Édition. “The first installation in the U.S. was at his café Zoetrope in San Francisco.”
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06-13-2019

[IT] Corte o lunghe, poetiche o ironiche e…gratis: ecco il distributore automatico di storie


Ha già conquistato 250 paesi: ideato da una casa editrice francese specializzata in letteratura breve, lo speciale distributore piazzato nelle stazioni, alle fermate degli autobus o negli aeroporti contiene centinaia di storie che stampa gratuitamente su “scontrini” di carta ecologica.
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05-15-2019

Literary kiosk concludes introductory tour, more to arrive


Image of Literary kiosk concludes introductory tour, more to arriveWith more than 5,000 stories distributed during a test-run tour in area libraries, “short story machines” are predicted to be a hit in the fall.
From the Iowa City Public Library to the Marion Public Library, a literary kiosk has made monthly stops in Iowa City and area libraries as part of its “Creative Corridor” tour. It will make its final stop in May at the Eastern Iowa Airport. As part of a trial period before the official, permanent implementation of more “short story machines” this spring, the literary kiosk has been delighting library-goers by dispensing one-, three-, and five-minute stories on receipt-like slips of paper, said Amy Chen, English & American literature librarian at the University of Iowa Main Library.
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05-13-2019

From Dickens To Woolf, These Short Story Vending Machines In The UK Are Giving People Free Literature


Image of From Dickens To Woolf, These Short Story Vending Machines In The UK Are Giving People Free LiteratureFree Short Stories At The Touch Of A Button
[...] While not reading is becoming a major problem among youths across the world, a French company called Short Édition has come up with a wonderful fix. It has installed UK’s first short story ][...]vending machines in London’s Canary Wharf, which, at the touch of a button, issues one, three and five-minute reads by authors like Charles Dickens to Virginia Woolf. These vending machines provide thousands of short stories printed on scrolls of eco-friendly papyrus paper at absolutely no cost. Further, they even feature bestselling novelist Anthony Horowitz’s specially commissioned crime story, Mr Robinson.
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05-06-2019

Short stories to snack on


Image of Short stories to snack onFrench creation, the short story dispenser, are now springing up around the world.
The Short Story Dispenser was invented by Short Edition, a French publishing house. Since 2015, the machines have been dispensing short stories on receipt paper that range from one to five minute reads, free of charge.
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05-06-2019

These Lovely Machines Dispense Short Stories To London Commuters


Image of These Lovely Machines Dispense Short Stories To London CommutersYou’ll find the Short Story Dispensers in Jubilee Place, Churchill Place and Crossrail Place Roof Garden.
Stop scrolling through Instagram and read a short story next time you’re passing through Canary Wharf. These lovely machines, created by French company Short Édition, will dispense short stories for commuters — at varying lengths of one, three and five minutes. They’re printed on scrolls of eco-friendly papyrus paper and, what’s more, they are completely free of charge.
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05-06-2019

Short Story Dispensers Installed at Carolina!


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Eight short story dispensers will make their way to Chapel Hill this week as part of a collaborative partnership with UNC Press, the Department of English & Comparative Literature, UNC’s Creative Writing Program, and Arts Everywhere.
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