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Good Pen/ink Store Near Boston?

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#1 rumbleroar

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:38

Hey guys!  I'm pretty new to fountain pens, but I would love to find a good store nearby me.  Does anyone know of any really good pen or ink stores in the greater Boston area?  I just don't like purchasing such personal items (how a pen meshes with one's handwriting is, in my opinion, very personal) online.  Especially if I were to dish out on an expensive pen; I have a Lamy Safari EF nib now, and I love it, but I was thinking of getting myself something a bit nicer before college, but only if I can purchase it in person.  Thank you!



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#2 mhosea

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:55

I highly recommend using a brick-and-mortar for your first more expensive fountain pen--if possible.

 

I've been to two of three stores that I know of.  One is Paradise Pen in the Burlington Mall.  I bought my first expensive fountain pen there, and I got some knowledgeable advice and to "dip" a few of my front-runners.  Very happy with that purchase still.

 

The second one is the Bromfield Pen shop in Boston (not far from Boston Common on a street called "Bromfield", of course).

 

Finally, I hear there is a Levenger in the Prudential Center, but I've never been there.

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:03

God, thank you!  I spend pretty much every day in back bay, which is wicked close to Bromfield (close-ish at least).  That sounds perfect!! 



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 02:16

+1 to the Bromfield suggestion. I pretty much have purchased all of my ink and other pen-related supplies from there. Lovely little shop with really nice people, as long as you don't get overwhelmed by sheer selection and also talk to them a bit. Last time I was there, one of the clerks (the old lady, whose name I managed to forget) showed me a Parker Vacumatic and an odd Omas that Victor (aka the Omas guy at the Boston Pen Show) dropped off. They also had a few odd 51 Aerometrics, by the looks of it. No affiliation, but again, pretty awesome place.


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 03:18

I too recommend Bromfield Pen Shop!

 

Levenger is indeed in the Prudential Center Mall.  You may want to check out Bob Slate Stationers in Harvard Square as well.







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