A shop for quality stationery and pens?

Paper Dolls wall of paperEric asks via the Facebook:

Are there any places in the district where you can find quality stationery, pens and ink?

One of the things about the modern world: Because almost no one writes an actual letter and paper note any more, when someone does it carries more weight. (Getting a handwritten paper letter in the mail now feels oddly thrilling and special.)

Got a suggestion for Eric? Please share!

Comments

Arlene's Art Supply has an abundance of pens and a moderate amount of lovely paper & envelopes.

Not a local place, but I have been ordering pens and other stationary from Jetpens (http://www.jetpens.com/). These Japanese pens are AWESOME!

Seconding Arlene's for being completely awesome. Tons of pens! It's not a local shop, but Jo-Ann's has a huge scrapbooking section if you're looking for specific style/patterns of paper.

Pearl Grant Richmans in Stuyvesant Plaza has beautiful stationery. They sell pens too & I guess they're quality.

I will third (or more) Arlene's. I get all my fancy drafting pens there... But I just use them to write with. :)

I second Pearl Grant. They also will help you design custom stationary.

Paper Dolls in Saratoga has great pens and other writing/paper craft supplies.

Not exactly local, but there used to be a neat office supply store on Main St. in Lee, Mass. called Paperdilly. Not sure if it's still open because I haven't been there in a few years. And if you're ever in Ithaca, NY, the best stationery store I've ever been to is on the Commons and it's called Mockingbird Paperie. They have the neatest stuff there! https://www.facebook.com/MockingbirdPaperie

Arlene's!

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