Happy Typewriter Day!

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Ashland Creek Press co-founder Midge Raymond is the author of the award-winning short story collection FORGETTING ENGLISH and a novel, MY LAST CONTINENT. Learn more at MidgeRaymond.com.

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Typewriter Day…who knew?

I didn’t know either, until last year when I discovered the blog The Typosphere, that June 23 is Typewriter Day — the anniversary of the granting of the U.S. patent to Christopher Latham Sholes in 1868.

Just in time for Typewriter Day comes this article in Salon about the renaissance of the typewriter — and, of course, The Typosphere is a wonderful resource for all things typewriter-related (we particularly liked this piece about typewriter fashions).

And of course, we’re a little sentimental about typewriters ourselves — from our vintage typewriter notecards to our public service announcement to Save the Typewriters.

On behalf of Ashland Creek Press, we wish you a very happy Typewriter Day. And for all you typewriter fans out there, be sure to visit The Typosphere to share the love and find some ideas for how to spend Typewriter Day 2012.

 

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  1. Ed Battistella


    Wow. Who knew.