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

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Free 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

These Lovely Machines Dispense Short Stories To London Commuters

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You’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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04-29-2019

Canary Wharf's Short Story Dispensers

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What do you do when you're on the tube? Play a game on your phone? Listen to a podcast? Or maybe you just sit and think about what you're having for dinner? Well, from today, there's another option.

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04-25-2019

Short Story Snacks: Free Vending Machine Stories

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Readers over a certain age will remember when they’d spend their daily commute staring into space or reading a book. Now commuters pass the time gazing at, or listening to their phones. We have a vast array of options to fill our time: podcasts, games, apps, news, music and social media.

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04-25-2019

These vending machines are giving out free short stories to London commuters

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The stories are printed on eco-friendly papyrus paper.

Once upon a time, in one of the busiest parts of one of the busiest cities in the world, the people were so busy, they didn’t have time to finish reading lengthy works of fiction. So three vending machines were set up, dishing out not chocolate bars or cans of drink, but free short stories to those rushing by.

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04-25-2019

Have you stopped by one of short-story vending machines?

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The UK's first short-story vending machines have been installed at a busy tube station in London's Canary Wharf. You can choose between one, three and five-minute reads...

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04-15-2019

Un distributeur automatique imprime des nouvelles gratuites pour les voyageurs londoniens

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À partir de cette semaine, les travailleurs de Londres auront une nouvelle façon de passer le temps dans les transports en commun : lire de la littérature que l'on peut imprimer dans un distributeur automatique, rapporte Digital Trends.

Trois de ces machines ont été installées dans le quartier des bureaux, Canary Wharf, offrant chacune des milliers de nouvelles qui prennent environ une, trois ou cinq minutes à lire.
Rédigés par des auteurs célèbres du passé et contemporains, les récits sont imprimés sur du papier en papyrus écologique et sont gratuits pour tous, selon le groupe Canary Wharf, qui a installé les machines

04-15-2019

[UK] Vending machines print out free short stories for Londoners to read on their commute

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We’re sure you know the pain of sitting on public transport with nothing to read. Your eyes dart around for somewhere to rest. You try desperately to avoid eye contact with other passengers. You look at your phone, but it’s died, and your soul has passed on with it.
Thankfully someone’s come up with a solution – other than re-reading the same real estate advert for your entire journey.

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04-15-2019

[UK] Vending Machines Dispense Free Short Stories in London’s Canary Wharf

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With our busy modern lives (and so much TV to watch), it can be hard to find the time to sit down with a good book. Hoping to make things easier for literary Londoners, a British property company is installing short-story-dispensing “vending machines” across Canary Wharf, a bustling district of the city. According to the Guardian’s Alison Flood, the free stories take either one, three or five minutes to read—short enough to finish during a commute, or even between Tube stations.

04-15-2019

Nouveau : des distributeurs d’histoires dans le métro londonien

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Des distributeurs de petites histoires pour passer le temps dans le métro ? C’est l’idée de l’entreprise française Short Édition à retrouver bientôt dans le « tube » londonien.

04-15-2019

Short story dispensers installed in London

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Made by French company Short Edition, the vending machines have already generated over 19 million readings of works in locations across France, Hong Kong and the US. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

London: Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around London’s Canary Wharf this week, the company that runs the financial district.
Starting with “Mr Robinson,” a specially commissioned story by British author Anthony Horowitz designed to be read in less than a minute, thousands of tales will be available at the touch of a button, printed onto eco-friendly papyrus paper at no cost.
“I’ve always loved the challenge of the short story - creating a whole world in just a few pages,” Horowitz said. “I hope it will entertain tube travellers who will know, at least, that they won’t have the frustration of having to get off before the end!”

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04-10-2019

Short story vending machines rolled out in London's Canary Wharf

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Commuters in one of London's most important financial centers will now be treated to a dose of literature on their way to work, as three Short Story Dispensers were installed on Thursday, the first of their kind in the U.K.
In their first day, the Short Story Dispensers are already proving a hit with commuters at Canary Wharf, one of London's busiest Tube stations in the heart of the city's financial district.

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