Don’t Leave Our Galaxy Without It!
There’s something so appropriately surreal and disarming about seeing a literary cultural artifact like the autographed typewriter Douglas Adams used to write The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on a book reseller website and sitting right next to a huge red “Add to Basket” button. But there it is, the original Babelfish that translated Adams’ own genius-madness into transmissionable form!
N.V. Books in Great Wolford, Warwickshire is selling Adams’ vintage Hermes Standard 8 typewriter for a cool $25,257.94. Or, rather, they are selling a first-edition copy of Hitchhiker’s Guide in “fine” condition and generously throwing in the typewriter as extra.