Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Airport Travellers Can Read Free Short Stories While Waiting for Flight

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Edmonton Airport Travellers Can Read Free Short Stories While Waiting for Flight

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Flight of fancy: airport travellers get free stories

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EDMONTON - Weary air travellers heading out from Edmonton can break up the wait with a free short story.

Edmonton International Airport has a Short Story Dispenser in its main terminal.

Airport spokeswoman Traci Bednard says travellers walk up to the black and blue dispenser, push a button and then a paper unfurls with a one, three or five-minute story.

Bednard says the stories are from local Edmonton artists, as well as authors from countries or cities that are a non-stop flight away from the Alberta capital.

The Short Story Dispenser is made by France-based Short Edition.

She says travellers have told airport staff it's a really good idea and the only other airport to have one is in Lyon, France.

"If you're travelling, whether you're an Edmontonian, or whether you're travelling from somewhere around the world, once you get past security and into the airport itself, you're really starting a journey," she said. …

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