We were inspired by a collective desire for literature to be a way of connecting with others, to serve as a spark for conversation and self-expression on a daily basis, delivered and read in a new way: on the go, free of charge, and in unexpected places. We believe in the importance of creative idleness – moments of simply slowing down and allowing the mind to wander – and we believe that, by inserting literature into the everyday, we are celebrating what it is to be human, imaginative and sensitive.
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It’s a transparent and inclusive space, connecting people around the world and delivering fiction to our 300+ Dispensers. Whether it’s on campus, at the shopping mall or in your local coffee shop, Dispensers are bringing cities, both large and small, a new kind of literary pulse.