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Read short stories online - the best sites

7 best places to read short stories online for free

Electric Literature, The New Yorker, Wattpad, Fictionaut, or Project Gutenberg are among the sites you will love if you are a short story addict.

Kasia Kowalczyk June 25, 2020
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Best short stories 2020 - ultimate list

Most interesting short story collections to read in 2021

Looking for a quick read? This handy list comprises 13 most interesting new short story and anthology releases based on customer and critics reviews, popularity, and our own taste.

Kasia Kowalczyk September 5, 2021
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UK’s first short story vending machines entertain London commuters

While commuting to the busy Canary Wharf financial area in London, one can notice a rather unusual scene – businessmen reading into receipt-like scrolls. They are not alarmingly long grocery bills – but action-packed short stories.

Kasia Kowalczyk April 30, 2019
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Knots: Stories by Gunnhild Øyehaug - best short story collections released in 2017

Short stories: Knots – Gunnhild Øyehaug

Knots: Stories Gunnhild Øyehaug Gunnhild Øyehaug is one of the most celebrated Norwegian writers. In 2004 he published Knots for the first…

Friendly Staff March 12, 2018
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MatchUp - short story collection to read in 2017

Short stories: MatchUp – Various Authors

MatchUp Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, and 20 more In this incredible follow-up to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller FaceOff,…

Friendly Staff February 11, 2018
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Short fiction to read in 2017 - Investigations of a Dog - And Other Creatures by Franz Kafka

Short stories: Investigations of a Dog – Franz Kafka

Investigations of a Dog: And Other Creatures Franz Kafka Some of Kafka’s most fantastical and visionary short fiction is now available in…

Friendly Staff January 12, 2018
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Short stories 2017: No Middle Name - The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories by Lee Child

Short stories: No Middle Name – Lee Child

No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories Lee Child For the first time, all Lee Child’s short fiction featuring…

Friendly Staff December 11, 2017
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Short stories to read in 2017 - A River Runs through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean

Short stories: A River Runs through It and Other Stories – Norman Maclean

A River Runs through It and Other Stories Norman Maclean “A River Runs through It” is a classic novella by author Norman…

Friendly Staff November 14, 2017
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We've Already Gone This Far by Patrick Dacey

Short stories: We’ve Already Gone This Far – Patrick Dacey

We’ve Already Gone This Far: Stories Patrick Dacey We’ve Already Gone This Far is an exciting debut collection by Patrick Dacey, a…

Friendly Staff October 7, 2017
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The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen - short stories you have to read in 2017

Short stories: The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Refugees Viet Thanh Nguyen The Refugees is a collection of perfectly formed stories exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.…

Friendly Staff September 7, 2017
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Libraries matter tshirt design by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

Libraries Matter T-shirt

Libraries and librarians matter more than ever before – express that you support them with this vintage-style design. Nine colors to choose from, in men, women, and youth fit type. ▸ Library gifts

Our score: 8.3/10

Amazon $14.99

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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.

Our score: 8.2/10

Amazon $29.99

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