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04-03-2019

These New Vending Machines Print Out Free Short Stories For Commuters


Image of These New Vending Machines Print Out Free Short Stories For CommutersNot a late April Fool's - this is actually happening
Struggling to finish that novel you've had on the go for six months? Try using Canary Wharf's short story vending machines instead.
Machines that print out uber-short stories at the touch of a button will be installed around the Canary Wharf estate this week — dispensing one, three and five-minute long tales. Ideal for short commutes, then.
It's the brainchild of French company, Short Edition, which has already installed similar machines in France, Hong Kong and the USA.
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04-03-2019

These New Vending Machines Print Out Free Short Stories For Commuters


Image of These New Vending Machines Print Out Free Short Stories For CommutersNot a late April Fool's - this is actually happening
Struggling to finish that novel you've had on the go for six months? Try using Canary Wharf's short story vending machines instead.
Machines that print out uber-short stories at the touch of a button will be installed around the Canary Wharf estate this week — dispensing one, three and five-minute long tales. Ideal for short commutes, then.
It's the brainchild of French company, Short Edition, which has already installed similar machines in France, Hong Kong and the USA.
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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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08-14-2018

[ US ] Philadelphia airport installs 'short story dispenser' to help travelers pass time


Philadelphia International Airport appears to be on a mission to improve the traveler experience: first they made a quiet room, and now they're offering free reading material for it. [...]“Our goals are to create excitement about reading in unexpected places throughout the city and to increase public awareness of the Free Library’s programs and services,” said Reardon. “Having a kiosk at Philadelphia International Airport in the Library space there continues our outreach to people who may not be Free Library regulars, but who would enjoy a quick, accessible read."
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08-10-2018

[ US ] Short Story Dispenser unveiled at Philadelphia International Airport


Image of [ US ] Short Story Dispenser unveiled at Philadelphia International AirportPhiladelphia International Airport
Being stranded at the airport usually means scrolling through social media, or picking up a newspaper or magazine. But those doesn't need to be your only options at Philadelphia International Airport, where a free, no-WiFi-required alternative was unveiled Friday: a Short Story Dispenser, put in place by the Free Library of Philadelphia. The five-foot-tall, screenless kiosk is in the concourse between Terminals D and E. "We have the best — and the first, by the way — relationship between a city airport and a library," said Chellie Cameron, CEO of the airport and Philadelphia's director of aviation.
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08-10-2018

Short Story Dispenser Installed at PHL


In collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has installed a Short Story Dispenser in the Virtual Library in the D/E Connector. Airport CEO Chellie Cameron and Free Library President and Director Siobhan Reardon introduced passengers today to this innovative amenity.
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