Gotta pen?

The pen is the tongue of the mind. Horace

It may have rolled under the seat of your car, is hiding in the gadget drawer in your kitchen or settled into a dark corner of your handbag but when you need a pen, there is no substitute. Despite our fascination of all things shiny and new, the basic pen is a tried and true favourite tool.  When it comes to recording history, sharing thoughts, committing our future on a document, or creating art, we tend to reach for a pen.

The utility of pens flows into the very fibre of our lives.  We create with pens filled with fabulously coloured inks. We give pens at special moments to mark coming of age, accomplishments, and social occasions. Pens can become family heirlooms based on ownership and the writing they produced. Pens have re-surged as tiny perfect canvases for design offering an exciting array of choices and that is before you even pick them up to write. Along with power suits, pens can be a strategic fashion accessory.

Other tools have emerged to challenge the utility of the pen as a writing instrument but it remains essential. The technical development of pens never ceases: ink and the process of delivering it onto paper continues to challenge curious minds. The core factors in written communication, pen, ink and paper, are constantly changing; the pen being the key device.

Of course, our interest in pens rests in the organic connection to paper. With so many choices: we like to encourage choosing the best you can afford for both pen and paper.

Scriptus, the pen and writing show is happening on 30 October 2016 in Toronto. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the pen loving community.

Since the National Stationery Show in May we have made many new retail friends!  Now you have even more opportunities to discover our products close up and take up your pens!

The Artworks
101B Edmonton City Centre
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Y8

Charals Luxury Goods and Accessories
171 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2A8

Eco Denizen
999 Peachtree Street NE Ste. 180
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Frame Up
1920 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 1C7

Kew Authorized News Agency
175 High Street Kew
Melbourne, Australia 3101

The Hive Design
127 West Main Avenue
Gastonia, North Carolina 28052

Laywine’s Pens and Accessories
25 Bellair Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3L3

Madison & PAGE
+15 Level Fifth Avenue Place
230, 425 First Street SW
Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3L8

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

Museum of Art and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

The Papery
669 Fort St
Victoria, BC V8W 1G6

Phidon Pens
63 Dickson Street
Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 7A5

Pulp & Paperie
1042 Coxwell Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 2W9

St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange
5 Highland Park Village
Dallas, Texas 75205

Stylus Fine Pens + Desk Accessories Inc.
10538 -102 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3P3

Toronto’s First Post Office
260 Adelaide St E
Toronto, ON M5A 1N1

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