red story dispenser machine


“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 Harvard Longwood Campus community via a Short Story Dispenser. This dispenser, located on the first floor of Countway Library, brings 1, 3, or 5 minute short literature in the form of short stories and poetry to the community at the push of a button. The stories content comes from both classic literature and modern authors whose stories are chosen from among the best submitted to Short Édition.

Stories are printed on an eco-friendly paper, certified FSC and BPA free, and are printed without inks. 

We invite you to share with us on social media! Use the hashtag #CountwayStories or tag our account and share photos of your favorite stories. 

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