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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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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

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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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


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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04-24-2019

Swem Library debuts short story dispenser, first of its kind in Virginia


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On the first night of its debut in Swem Library, the new short story dispenser printed so many short stories – 200 to be exact – that the machine ran out of paper.
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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

Short story dispensers installed in London


Image of Short story dispensers installed in LondonMade 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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04-09-2019

Find your next good read with these short story dispensers debuting on Friday


Image of Find your next good read with these short story dispensers debuting on FridaySeniors Ellie Rodriguez and Hampton Smith use the new Short Story Dispenser coming to UNC's campus this week.
Short Story Dispensers, delivering free fiction and poetry at the push of a button, will launch this Friday on the third-annual Arts Everywhere Day in an effort to bring more visibility to the literary talent at UNC.
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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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