Vending isn’t just about snacks and drinks, in this case its about stimulating the mind on the commute . Available in the neighbourhood of Canary Wharf, these Short Story Stations by tech company Short Edition came about after research from the Canary Wharf Group, which found that over a third of all Brits have failed to finish a book in the last year due to lack of time, reports the Telegraph. Stories are printed on eco-friendly papyrus paper, which makes reading them a guilt-free pleasure! They are recounted in books and magazines. They are recounted in books and magazines. “We have seen so many trying times in our industry. Last month public libraries in four cities — Philadelphia; Akron, Ohio; Wichita, Kan.; and Columbia, S.C. — announced they would be installing them too. “We want people exposed to literature. TORONTO — Though Sandals Resorts International didn’t invent the all-inclusive concept with its first resort in Jamaica back in 1981, it is largely credited with perfecting it. Here’s hoping they become a worldwide phenomenon! Copyright © 2009 - 2020 Concepts Travel Media Ltd. Carnival launches online certification program for agents, Home-based an option for smaller agencies to cut costs, SUPPLIER COVID-19 UPDATES: Airlines, cruise, hotels & tour ops, REOPENED: The latest list of reopened destinations, Intrepid to host Virtual Summit for agents with prizes and Q&As, Spice Island Beach Resort will stay closed until October 2021, Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses urges CEWS extension, Italy Specialist Program now at Travelweek’s Learning Centre, Europe scrambles to contain rise in coronavirus cases, Healthy Sail Panel submits first phase of protocols to CDC, More staff cuts for Lufthansa despite government bailout, “Give agents a commission pipeline”: Collette’s Lonsdale, 10 questions with Sandals’ Adam Stewart: Impact, Safety & Resiliency. To help bookworms get in some much-needed reading time, London has unveiled vending machines that spit out free fiction for commuters. Stories are shared many ways. Box 17903, Sarasota, FL 34276-0903 • Phone: 941-404-3139 The learnings from the past apply today.”, 130 Queens Quay East, Suite 512, Toronto, Ontario M5A 0P6 | Tel: (416) 365-1500 | Fax: (416) 365-1504 | Vending machines that spit out short stories make their way to London Monday, April 8, 2019 Posted by Travelweek Group #shortstory #vending #carevending #london, — carevending (@CareVending) April 2, 2019. A few can be found in downtown West Palm Beach, Fla. And Short Edition plans to announce more, including at Los Angeles International Airport. The machines include thousands of titles ranging from modern crime and romance to condensed versions of classics, and take anywhere from one to five minutes to read. Short Edition, a French community publisher of short-form literature, has installed more than 30 story dispensers in the United States in the past year to deliver fiction at the push of a button at restaurants and universities, government offices and transportation hubs. They are randomly dispensed from stand-alone kiosks, doled out on strips of paper like grocery store receipts. They are read aloud around the campfire at night. LONDON — Few of us have the time to curl up with a good book. Leave it to the French, with their love of Voltaire and Simone de Beauvoir, to revive literature in the era of hot takes, fast news and smartphone addiction. It’s times like these that trusted brands shine through. Francis Ford Coppola, the film director and winemaker, liked the idea so much that he invested in the company and placed a dispenser at his Cafe Zoetrope in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. “Collette has been in business for 102 years,” says Ron Lonsdale, Collette’s Vice President, Canada. There is one on the campus at Penn State. They are read aloud around the campfire at night. The vending machine that spits out short stories Originally published April 20, 2018 at 3:58 pm A customer at Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco reading … But the research also showed that 70% of Brits would rather pick up a book than scroll on social media – there’s hope for humankind yet! The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories A customer at Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco reading one of the short stories doled out by Short Edition’s story dispenser. We want to advance literacy among children and inspire creativity.”, Address: P.O. If the idea sounds familiar, it’s because the dispensers have already made their way to the Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport in France, as well as Canada’s own Edmonton International Airport, where it launched in January 2018. The Vending Machine That Spits Out Short Stories Stories are shared many ways.