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  • Vending machines in France dispense short stories
  • Vending machines in France dispense short stories
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Vending machines in France dispense short stories

Picture your daily commute – but instead of everyone staring down at their screens, imagine them reading short stories. Publisher Short Édition has set up vending machines at French train stations, dispensing stories by aspiring writers to encourage people to read.

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