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Tom Hanks publishing a short story collection

Tom Hanks is no stranger to the big screen, but soon you'll find him on bookshelves, too.

The actor has a book deal for a collection of stories inspired in part by his personal collection of typewriters.

Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Monday that it has an agreement with the Oscar-winning actor. The book is currently untitled and no publication date has been set. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"I've been collecting typewriters for no particular reason since 1978 -- both manual and portable machines dating from the '30s to the '90s," the 58-year-old Hanks said in a statement released by Knopf. "The stories are not about the typewriters themselves, but rather, the stories are something that might have been written on one of them."

Hanks' "Alan Bean Plus Four," the story of four friends who travel to the moon, was recently published in The New Yorker.

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