A short story dispenser prompts users to select their reading time: 1, 3, or 5 minutes.

“The art of storytelling goes back more than 17,000 years to the earliest known place, the Lascaux Caves in southwestern France, where ancient stories are told through painted symbols on the walls of the caves.” - Short Édition’s website

Countway has partnered with Short Édition to bring the art of storytelling to the community through the Short Story Dispenser. The Short Story Dispenser provides literature to the community at the push of a button. Literature from the dispenser comes in the form of short stories or poetry that take only 1, 3, or 5 minutes to read. The stories' content comes from both classic literature and modern authors. The literature on the dispenser is among the best submitted to Short Édition.

Stories print on an eco-friendly paper, certified FSC and BPA-free, and print without inks. The dispenser can be found on the first floor of Countway Library near the Huntington Avenue entrance.

We are excited to announce that Countway now has an additional short story dispenser - the Short Story Cube - which also dispenses comics! Check it out at the Info Desk on L1.

For questions or comments about Countway’s Short Story Dispensers, please contact Matthew Noe.