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Short stories to snack on

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French 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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04-04-2019

[UK] World service

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Time to talk about short stories...

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08-17-2018

Beyond Four Walls: Library Uses New Dispensers to Promote Reading, Community Engagement

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Richland Library's Tony Tallent displays a newly-dispensed short story from one of three new short story dispensers at the library's main branch in downtown Columbia.

During its recent Learn Freely Fest, Richland Library launched newly-acquired short story dispensers for the public to try. The sleek, black and organge device allows people to select a one, three or five minute story to print.
Richland Library is one of only four libraries across the country to receive the dispensers. Its a part of a program called Fostering Creative Community Connections, a project to promote reading; community engagement; library programs and services; and creative expression from diverse writers.

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06-27-2018

[ Canada ] Short story vending machine lands in Edmonton airport

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The short story dispenser at Edmonton international Airport (EIA)

The Edmonton International Airport recently became home to a strange new machine. "It's like an ATM, but you get literature out of it," says Jason Norman, a writer and publisher from Edmonton. [...]
"[International travellers] describe it as the topping on the dessert that was their trip here in Edmonton. It was like this final souvenir that they can take home."Traci Bednard, vice president of digital strategy for Edmonton International Airport


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12-21-2017

[ US ] Columbus Schools Introduce Free Short Story Kiosks Around City

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Need a story on the go? Columbus City Schools is installing automated short story kiosks throughout the city to promote reading.
The kiosks function like ATMs that dispense free short stories. Users select one of two buttons: “Stories for Young Readers” or “Stories for Everyone.” Then stories are printed out on rolls of paper similar to receipts.
The stories and machines come from Short Édition, which has a database of tens of thousands of stories.

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