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#1 sashimimi

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 01:11

I am hoping to find a pen club in or around Reno, NV.  I jut relocated to the area, and I know that there are some collectors around because the antique shops are picked over!  



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#2 JotterAddict62

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 03:23

Greetings,

I lived in Reno from 6-89 to 8-92 way way before I started pen collecting. What i can tell you is the city bus service is great. A person can get around the Reno/Sparks area with great ease. When I first moved to Reno the first thing I did was buy a city map and went to the RTC  [ Regional Transportation Commission ]

on 4th street downtown, bought a monthly bus pass and grab 1 copy of each bus route map. Enjoy your time there and enjoy the hunt for pens. Plenty of things to do, I was too busy working full time and going back to school four nights a week for two years at 28 to have to much fun. Enjoy.



#3 sashimimi

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 21:27

Thanks for the advice Jotter!

 

This is also one of the more bike-able towns I have lived in in a long time.  I ride by that bus station every day on my way to the University, catty corner to Louis! Lots of great people, lots of things to do, and, I hope, some other pen enthusiasts!  



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 18:34

The bike and foot path along the Truckee is a nice way to spend the day. i also once rode my bicycle around the whole circut of McCarran Blvd.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 23:09

Hello there,

I am new to FPN and fairly new to FP.

Was wondering if there are more locals around here.



#6 JotterAddict62

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:20

Now there are two of you. Start your own pen club in Reno..



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 00:55

I'm in Carson City. Has anyone called the pen shop in Reno to ask if there is a club?


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 00:27

Wich store? Oakman's?



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:35

Yes, Oakman's. I've never visited the store and don't know anything about it.


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#10 sashimimi

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:37

I swung by there the other day, but they are only open during the week.

 

If people would like to meet up and discuss pens/writing etc, I would be excited, that would make 3 of us in the RTC area!



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Posted 27 January 2014 - 22:52

That sounds good.

 

Maybe we could exchange ink samples.



#12 sashimimi

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 23:14

Let's make this happen, perhaps at a local bar or coffee bar depending on who would like to join. I am partial to the hub or maybe bibo on record if we are talking coffee, or one of the midtown establishments if we are talking something with a little more EtOh.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 20:05

Bibo's on record st works great for me.

I am on campus most days.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 18:57

hmm maybe a tuesday or wednesday after the work day?   Brioche are you interested?



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 23:44

A Tuesday would work better for me



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 19:34

Wish I could be there.  Next time I'm in Reno or Carson, I'll send you all a message.


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#17 JotterAddict62

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 22:01

What is the update on you all starting a pen club? Curious ?

It would be interesting to see what you all come up with.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 21:04

Hey guys! I am moving up here to Reno in the fall for school and I just stopped by oakmans unable to find it.  I called their number and it was disconnected.  Are they out of business?



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 23:33

I miss pen stores. Keep posting about meetings.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:56

Oakmans closed back in april (I think).

They had a great sale but it was sad to see it close.








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