Shift Happens

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  • Two full-color volumes (608 pages each)
  • A third extras volume (160 pages)
  • A slipcase
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  • U.S.: $40.00
  • Canada: $65.00
  • Europe + U.K.: $95.00
  • Rest of the world: $125.00

Shift Happens tells the story of keyboards like no book ever before, covering 150 years from the early typewriters to the pixellated keyboards in our pockets. This is the only book that connects the world of typewriters to the universe of computers. Whether you’re into vintage typewriters, classic clicky IBM keyboards, or modern mechanical wonders, it will have something for you. None of the above? Get ready to become a keyboard nerd anyway, and look at an everyday boring QWERTY slab with newfound respect.

We are selling the small batch of remaining books from the initial print run. Fewer than 5 copies are available! No future reprints are currently planned.

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