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#1 Sparky

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 23:48

I will be going to Atlanta for a conference for 6 days in August and wanted to know if there were any recommendations for a pen stores? Any suggestions from FPNers? Thank You!

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 23:58

Hi Sparky. In Atlanta we have Artlite not too far from the downtown area. They have a great selection of fountain pens in their store. Everything from Montblanc, Dupont, Dunhill, Pelikan, Parker, Cross, Waterman, Namiki, Bexley, Signum, Aurora, Lamy and a few others. They also have a quite a good selection of inks and stationary and pen accessories. Great staff too. Very friendly and helpful. Their address is 1851 Piedmont Rd. NE in Atlanta.

There is also a place in Smyrna, GA (which is close to Atlanta) called Total Office Products which has some nice high-end stuff, but in my opinion Artlite has a better selection and better prices. Anyway, their address is 2740 Cumberland Blvd in Smyrna.
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 06:18

I will be going to Atlanta for a conference for 6 days in August and wanted to know if there were any recommendations for a pen stores?  Any suggestions from FPNers?  Thank You!

What heinous crime did you commit to be sentenced to 6 days in Atlanta in August? I'ts almost as uncomfortable as Orlando.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 20:21

I am still trying to figure that out. However, the conference is the Academy of Management--- a lot of academics go there so I think they use August because it doesn't cut into class time.

The "only" redeeming thing about it was that last year it was in Hawaii--- company paid....

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 11:46

What heinous crime did you commit to be sentenced to 6 days in Atlanta in August?...

Andy in comfy San Diego :P

Andy,

I have conferences in your fair city in both July and August next year. I've done the touristy bit before so I can "concentrate" on pens and food this time. :D

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 15:30

Great food in San Diego. However, not much retail action for FPs, just a few common, overpriced shops.

I had an interesting trip to Tijuana a while back and found a bunch of Esties for 10 pesos each (less than a dollar). They cleaned up nicely. Havent been back to TJ since.

There are 3 or 4 FPN members here who get together from time to time, sometimes at my office (my pens live there) or for lunch. Given advance warning and schedule for your vist we might be able to schedule one around you. There is also another group that gets together once a month on a Saturday morning.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 16:56

There are 3 or 4 FPN members here who get together from time to time...Given advance warning and schedule for your vist...

Don't change anything on my account, but if the sked works out I would look forward to pen talk and/or lunch or meeting. I made a note in the planner and I can PM ahead of time.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 23:07

Thanks Apollo for the recommendation to see Artlite. What an interesting pen store. There was a collection of more than 500 vintage pens that belonged to the owner's mother which was on display. In addtion, the store was completely stocked with all the newest pens, along with many brands of ink, paper etc.

The co-owner, Steve, understands pen owners-- he must becasue he as been at the store for 25 years. I was able to try many different brands of inks and pens--- in fact he "encouraged" it.

Great experience and thanks again Apollo for the tip!

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 23:57

This weekend I found another store in Atlanta that sells fountain pens.

Sam Flax
The Art & Design Store for Creative People
1460 Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA 30318
1-800-726-3529 or 404-352-7200
www.SamFlaxSouth.com

They are open on Sundays.

I have no affiliation with the store. I just happened to wander in hoping there would be a few low-end, fountain pen-type calligraphy pens.

As you walk in the door, there is a small Retro 51 section. Along with different types of Retro 51 pens (fountain & rollerball), there were a few Lamy AL Stars. The price range for fountain pens was $35-75+.

In the calligraphy pen section, I found a brand with a name something like Art International or Art Essentials. The most appealing package sells for $19.95 & has one red & one blue translucent pen with 4-5 nibs. There is an extra fine in the set. The nibs & nib sections remind me very much of my Manuscript calligraphy pens.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:05

That particular Sam Flax store also sells individual Pilot Varsity pens in all four colours (black, blue, purple, and turqoise). smile.gif9 smile.gif9 smile.gif9

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:40

In the Lenox Square Mall there is a Mont Blanc store and Cartier outlet, and if you are interested in watches they also have a Tournou (I can never spell it right)

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 14:59

Just updating this thread for future readers who might also be looking for pen stores in Atlanta. The Sam Flax store is moving from Northside Drive to 1745 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. Move will be mid-October 2011 with grand opening of new location on October 22.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 15:29

Have not been to San Diego in years. Would love to go back to The Del for a short over night stay, and Sunday Brunch, and maybe a round at Torey Pines.

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