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05-13-2019

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


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[...] 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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04-25-2019

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


Image of These vending machines are giving out free short stories to London commutersThe 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?


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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04-08-2019

UK's first short-story dispensers to be installed in London's Canary Wharf


Image of UK's first short-story dispensers to be installed in London's Canary WharfPeople walk through the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain, December 7, 2018. (REUTERS/Simon Dawson)
Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around London's Canary Wharf this week, the company that runs the financial district said on Wednesday.
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04-05-2019

Short Édition écrit une nouvelle page de son histoire dans le métro londonien


Image of Short Édition écrit une nouvelle page de son histoire dans le métro londonienLes usagers du métro londonien découvrent des “ovnis” dans les travées de la station Canary Wharf sur la Jubilee Line. photo Olivier A.
Depuis jeudi 4 avril, les usagers du métro londonien découvrent des “ovnis” dans les travées de la station Canary Wharf sur la Jubilee Line. En effet, trois bornes y ont été installées pour rendre plus agréable la vie des utilisateurs de l’Underground.
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04-03-2019

UK's first short-story dispensers to be installed in London's Canary Wharf


LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) - Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around London's Canary Wharf this week, the company that runs the financial district said on Wednesday.
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.
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04-03-2019

Vending machine prints out free short stories for London commuters


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For sure, smartphones help millions of people to while away the daily commute, whether with music, social media, news apps, or podcasts. But from this week, workers in London have another way of passing the time — with short stories grabbed from a vending machine.
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04-03-2019

Commuters will be able to collect short stories from vending machines


Image of Commuters will be able to collect short stories from vending machinesThe stories will be completely free for commuters to get ( CanaryWharfGroup )
London commuters are going to be able to collect short stories to read from vending machines in a UK first. Short stories, ranging from three to five-minutes long, will now be able from Canary Wharf at the touch of a button.
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04-03-2019

UK’s first short story vending machine will be launched in Canary Wharf this week


Image of UK’s first short story vending machine will be launched in Canary Wharf this weekAnthony Horowitz has written a story especially for the scheme. Picture: Sean Pollock/seanpollock.com
Short story stations are to dispense free short stories at three locations in Canary Wharf.
The machines, set to be installed across Canary Wharf this week, contain an exclusive story by the author and screenwriter that can be read in less than one-minute.
Mr Robinson is Horowitz’s shortest ever fictional work and takes the form of a whodunnit – a genre he is best known for with his Alex Rider novels. Mr Horowitz said: “I’ve always loved the challenge of the short story – creating a whole world in just a few pages. “So I was very happy to write Mr Robinson for Canary Wharf’s brilliant new short story stations.
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04-03-2019

Vending machines to dispense free short stories to commuters in London


Image of Vending machines to dispense free short stories to commuters in LondonThe vending machines already exist in France, the US, Canada and Hong Kong
London is this week jumping aboard the bandwagon of an international literary trend: the very, very short story.
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04-03-2019

[UK] The Guardian view on fiction vending machines: attention seekers


Image of [UK] The Guardian view on fiction vending machines: attention seekersThe novelty lies in the dispenser, but also the brevity and portability of the reads on offer, which range from one minute to half an hour.’
Can fiction miniatures dispensed through slots lure commuters away from their smartphone apps and social media feeds into the imaginary worlds created by authors including Virginia Woolf and Anthony Horowitz? We are about to find out.
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04-03-2019

UK's first short-story dispensers to be installed in London's Canary Wharf


Three dispensers which print free short stories will be installed around London's Canary Wharf this week, the company that runs the financial district said on Wednesday. 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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