Wednesday, May 25, 2022

A visit to Nashville Typewriter

On my way to Memphis, where I'll give a talk about Martin Heidegger's typewriter, I stopped by Nashville Typewriter—Kirk Jackson, proprietor. 

Kirk's shop is located at 119 Moncrief Ave. in Goodlettsville, Tennessee (greater Nashville). It includes several fascinating display rooms, a workshop, and storage space.

Joining us was local typewriter lover and photographer Bill Lund.

There's a story behind everything at Nashville Typewriter. Here are a few.

This Smith-Corona Skyriter was admired by Tom Hanks when he visited last year:

Here are just a few of the typewriters Kirk recently acquired in Louisville, Kentucky:

He also brought back some rare literature:

This style of Adler Universal was made infamous in "The Shining" ("All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy")"

Kirk's workspace:

Many colorful portables ready for sale:

Some of the rarer machines here are part of Kirk's personal collection:

Kirk stocks my book, which he displays along with an Adler Favorit that used to belong to me:

I wish I could have spent longer in this wonderland. Kirk is living my dream! Do stop by Nashville Typewriter yourself sometime.


  1. Wonderful typewriter shop. I'm sure you had a great time.

  2. I had so much fun getting to hang out with you, Richard. You're a huge inspiration, and a pretty fun guy to boot!
    I'll try to get Scott to come next time, we can have a little type-in. 😀