Posted on November 28, 2023 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As we work to declutter our lives, we're glad that we can appreciate these two collections from afar ...

Literary Hub shared the news that Steve Soboroff’s typewriter collection is headed to auction next month.

Soboroff’s rule when compiling them was that, with one exception, the owner had to have appeared on the cover of TIME magazine.

So that covers notable authors like Jack London, Tennessee Williams, George Bernard Shaw, Ray Bradbury, John Updike, and Philip Roth, as well as other cultural icons.

The other collection to highlight involves less fame ... but a much greater scale.

Atlas Obscura introduces us to the late Madeline Kripke’s dictionary collection, which is so large that her heirs don't actually know its official total but are estimating it at some 20,000 volumes.

The chair of the English department at Indiana University Bloomington is unpacking it (literally) and sharing it online, one book at a time.

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