Last October we reported (here) on a special kind of vending machine popping up all over Grenoble, France. Eye-catching and innovative, this bright orange stand offers a few minutes of escapism for any passer by.
Short stories are available as 1, 3, or 5 minutes long- which is entirely down to the reader. If you are stopping for a quick coffee, a five-minute story may be right up your street!
They have proven so popular that the trend has spread from France to the United States. If you are lucky enough to live in San Francisco, Miami, Penn State College, or Boston, you may have seen a vending machine around the campus of coffee shop. There is also one each in Conakry, Guinea, Hong Kong, and Australia!
Check out the locations below…
Short Edition Distributers
If you’d like a short story vending machine near you just hassle your local cafe to go to short-edition.com and become a distributer!
If you have used one as a reader, or as a contributing author, we would love to hear about your experience.
Happy reading, Addicts!
A skilled illustrator, and the ability to see the world from a children’s perspective made Judith Kerr one of the most talented children’s writers the world has ever seen. From the Tiger Who Came to Tea, to the Mog the Cat stories, Kerr had a way of talking to children and passing on important messages.
Nancy will be solving crimes in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay in Maine after her mother’s death threatens to derail her crime fighting. But when a socialite is murdered in town, Nancy and her friends get together to clear their name, and solve the crime.
Theakston Old Peculier has been the title sponsor of the festival almost from the start back in 2006 and so the award is now in its thirteenth year. Crime remains one of the most popular literary genres, and so here are the six novels that have made the shortlist for 2019, giving you plenty to add to your TBR!
The new adaptation will be created for Netflix by Solvan “Slick” Naim, and produced by Will Smith. The adaptation is being billed as a contemporary musical film and will be set in the hustle and bustle of the streets of New York.
If you want to care about the planet and want to make positive change but you don’t really understand what it’s all about, why it’s happening, and what you can do about it then today we are bringing you six must read books about climate change to ensure you’re as informed as possible!
Secret Library Gorgon, whose real name is Mel, told Bored Panda that being a librarian was never her intention but sometimes great things happen without you planning them.
“I’ve had a lot of jobs over the years but I became quite unwell about five years ago and had to leave my product design engineering role and course. I was gutted but I knew that recovery would take a while. I’ve always been a bookworm so I started looking for jobs in libraries and other environments to do part-time while I recovered. I love it so much that I hope I can keep working in libraries permanently.”
After chatting with a colleague about some of the quirks of their job, Mel started posting them on Twitter: “I figured a few of my fellow library assistants would relate. If I’d known how big it would become, I’d have proofread them first!”