Tom Hanks is an intelligent A-list actor who also has a contagious sense of humor. Did you catch his segment last week on David Letterman? Did you know that he loves typewriters?
Here's a clip from the show.
Tom's app, Hanx Writer, is available for iPad and iPhone users. You can read more about it here. An app that gives you the sounds of an old typewriter clicking away. Pretty cool right?
The invention of the typewriter goes back to 1860's. We've had several pass through our shop here in Galena. The two images in this post are what we have available now. They patiently wait for their forever home.
Another interesting fact from Tom Hank's interview was his appearance on Happy Days, back in the 70s. Working with the writers of that show is what introduced him to Ron Howard, in turn landed him the role in Splash.
Today's local newspaper (TH) brought a smile to our face. Galena, Illinois has been getting a lot of press lately. The city has been showing up on Top 10 Lists all over the web. And today the TH printed a nice article in response to the latest honor Galena has received with being mentioned on Fodors.com.
If you subscribe to the Telegraph Herald be sure to check out the video that accompanies the article on their website.
We couldn't be more excited! A very sincere "thank you" to the TH.
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards airs tonight live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Will you be watching?
We're all familiar with the lines, record of the year and album of the year. When you think about it, does anyone really listen to records anymore?
YES they do!
Vinyl is coming back (again) and with that fact people will be in search of a good turntable as well. A lot of companies are reproducing vintage turntables, but if you dig deep enough you can find the original old school components.
We have two vintage turntables in our shop in Galena, IL. So pull out that crate of records you have tucked away in the closet and get spinning.
Here's our most recent window displays in Galena, IL. One to celebrate Valentines Day and the other window is filled with all the accessories you'll need to keep you warm this Winter. As always, please excuse the glare.
Reminder: Our Winter hours have begun. We're open Thursday through Monday at 10 am. Tuesdays and Wednesday are by chance.