Cover with strips of typewritten notes

Notes from a Public Typewriter

by Michael Gustafson Editor and Oliver Uberti Contributor

There's a typewriter set up for anyone to use in Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Every day people sit down and add a few lines to the pages, contributing jokes, notes of wishes or hopes, personal confessions, or utter gibberish. Children peck out simple thoughts, others write funny asides for the next person who sits to type. This book collects the best and most unteresting of these anonymous notes with photos and essays about the community, the bookstore, and this unique experience of a public typewriter and what it says about writing and the written word. 

(This book may contain a small, black sharpie mark so that it cannot be returned to anther wholesaler.)