Three generations of the Vanness family in this picture ...
Back in 1938, the late Orville Vanness had the vision to setup a fountain pen store in Little Rock, Arkansas. And thanks to him, Little Rock and the state of Arkansas has enjoyed a very vibrant fountain pen community for 73 years. The Vanness Pen Shop is a now a third generation family business. The fourth generation recently joined the company. They offer a huge selection of modern fountain pens, inks, paper and all kinds of fountain pen and related items. When you walk into the Vanness store you know you will be taken care of by Mike Vanness, one of the store owners and third generation in the family. This guy knows so much about pens I have always believed his father put fountain pen ink in his bottle when he was a baby. MIke's wife Lisa will be there to assist you as well, always with a smiling face and eager to take care of your fountain pen needs. Mike Vanness taught me how to repair my vintage fountain pens, something that I will be eternally grateful for. They have a huge assortment of inks and paper goods. All this combined with personalized and phenomenal service, just like in the old times, literally. The best part: Their prices are the lowest available in the marketplace.
Like those Iroshizuku inks? Not a problem. While most establishments sell that ink for $28 per bottle, Vanness sells it for a lot less. I have just about all the Iroshizuku ink colors and thanks to Vanness I have never paid $28 per bottle. Thanks to the Vanness ultra competitive prices, I now have over 200 bottles of inks in brands such as Parker, Waterman, Sheaffer, Aurora, Montblanc, Diamine, J. Herbin, Noodler's, Private Reserve, Iroshizuku, etc. No one can beat them with their ink prices ... No wonder they have been in business since 1938. And they continue to grow. Just a few months ago, they relocated into a larger and nicer store in one of the most desirable locations in town.
In times at which lots of pen stores are closing their doors, we feel privileged to have A GREAT pen store right in town, with great selection of products, deep klnowledge of pens, wonderful service and amazing prices. I like them so much I normally pay them a visit every week, and do not leave that place empty handed.
So, the next time you are in the market for great service with people who have built a legacy in the fountain pen retail business and who will offer you the best prices, consider checking the Vanness Pen Shop. Email them or call them. I guarantee you will not regret you contacted them.
Here's their contact information:
vannesspen is their FPN member ID
Vanness Pen Shop
11610 Pleasant Ridge Road, Suite 106
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
Phone: (501) 353-2362
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Edited by Mauricio, 22 November 2011 - 06:09.