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A 2019 Michigan Notable Book
Featured on NBC News and NPR's All Things Considered
"This is a delightfully quirky, heart-warming celebration of the 'messy, smudgy, imperfect beauty' of a past analogue era of ink, paper and mechanical keys. " —The Guardian
"In new book, Ann Arbor bookstore's public typewriter a source of wit and wisdom." —NPR's Michigan Radio
"Some of the serious passages are deeply affecting — misspellings, iffy punctuation and all — and give this little book much of its surprising emotional punch." —The Detroit News
On Literati Bookstore's lower level, we leave out a typewriter that anyone can type on. There are no editors, no agents. Just a blank page, and you.
Over the years, thousands of people have left notes on our public typewriter. In 2018, we published a collection of our favorite notes, stories, and photographs into a book, Notes From A Public Typewriter. It is our ode to those who have supported Literati Bookstore and the written word.
Click here to listen to an interview on Michigan Radio; or here, on NBC News. Last but certainly not least, Notes from a Public Typewriter was selected as a 2019 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan! I am thrilled these notes can live people's bookshelves, both in Ann Arbor and across the world.
Yours in bookselling,
Co-editor, NOTES // Owner, Literati Bookstore