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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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09-27-2019

[QC] Inauguration de l’Hôtel Monsieur Jean

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Hier, l’Hôtel Monsieur Jean était officiellement inauguré. En plein cœur du quartier historique du Vieux-Québec, Monsieur Jean étonne à plusieurs niveaux. L’emplacement, central pour les touristes qui visitent la capitale, offre à la fois une vue sur le fleuve et sur les célèbres remparts de la ville. Que ce soit pour une nuit ou pour un plus long séjour, l’une des 49 suites vous impressionnera et vous accueillera à bras ouverts. Ce nouveau projet au cœur de la ville mérite assurément le détour, ne serait-ce que pour venir admirer le hall ou récupérer une histoire romantique au distributeur d’histoires courtes @Short Edition.

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04-16-2018

[ US ] The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories

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Stories are shared many ways. They are recounted in books and magazines. They are read aloud around the campfire at night. They are randomly dispensed from stand-alone kiosks, doled out on strips of paper like grocery store receipts.
Wait, what was that last one?
Leave it to the French, with their love of Voltaire and Simone de Beauvoir, to revive literature in the era of hot takes, fast news and smartphone addiction.

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04-09-2018

[ US ] Print isn't Dead: Your Guests will Love this Short Story Machine

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Image of [ US ] Print isn't Dead: Your Guests will Love this Short Story Machine

photo Kalman N. Muller

Patrons at the bar of Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco have a diversion to help pass the minutes: They can read a story. It’s not a story on their phone or Kindle, or even an honest-to-goodness book, but a story they have printed out from a dedicated machine that stands in the bar.
Short Edition is a French company which, having had success in its native country across 150 venues, turned its attention to U.S. shores.

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04-02-2018

[ US ] France's beloved Short Story Dispensers are coming to America

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In Francis Ford Coppola’s Café Zoetrope in San Francisco, an odd machine stands in the middle of one of the dining rooms. It’s a tall, black-and-orange cone with a lighted monolith sticking out of its top. The kiosk, built by the French publishing company Short Edition, is called a Short Story Dispenser. It’s the first of its kind in the United States.

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04-02-2018

[ US ] The coolest thing about Francis Ford Coppola's Italian restaurant may surprise you

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The coolest thing about Francis Ford Coppola's Italian restaurant may surprise you!
[...] It’s the slender contraption, a kind of vending machine, that stands in the middle of the front room: a Short Story Dispenser.

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