A new independent bookstore in South Park, San Diego!

Insert hilarious play on a Cormac McCarthy book title here

“For our next item up for auction we offer this lovely, broken Olivetti typewriter from Knoxville, Tennessee…”

Cormac McCarthy’s 50-year old typewriter broke recently, so he is auctioning it off for charity at Christie’s auction house on Friday. This clunky, rusted behemoth was the birthplace for every, single thing he has written since 1958. House estimates place the value at $15,000 to $20,000, so I think that if all the readers of the Book Catapult chip in, you can get it for me for Christmas. Granted, since there are so few of you, you may have to chip in several thousand dollars… but think how happy you’d make me!

For more, Google “cormac typewriter”, visit Christie’s, or read the Huffington Post, LA TimesNew York Times or any of the countless other articles on the subject, which is, again, a broken typewriter.

(12/8/09) Quick update:  Cormac’s typewriter sold for $254,500.


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This entry was posted on December 3, 2009 by in Cormac.
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