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My wife and I will be going to Seattle for a week at the end of July. Any pen/stationers to visit?

Pat Barnes a.k.a. billz

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When we visited Seattle last October, we liked de Medici Ming Fine Paper--a tiny gem of a paper store full of beautiful paper, cards, and stationery. Not too far away on foot is another lovely store, Silberman Brown, which sells stationery like Amalfi and pens, too. Both are located downtown, and de Medici Ming is quite close to Pike Place Market.

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You could try World Lux in Seattle

Info here:

http://www.worldlux.com/cgi-bin/navigate.cgi?file=aboutus

 

Personally I've never been there - but I did get a prompt shipping from them via FedEx for just $5 more than USPS for compact fountain pen. And this was amidst at Postal Strike + Lockout here in Canada.

 

Again, I have no idea what the actual store is like - but you can drop in if you're near the vicinity.

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You could try World Lux in Seattle

Info here:

http://www.worldlux....gi?file=aboutus

 

Personally I've never been there - but I did get a prompt shipping from them via FedEx for just $5 more than USPS for compact fountain pen. And this was amidst at Postal Strike + Lockout here in Canada.

 

Again, I have no idea what the actual store is like - but you can drop in if you're near the vicinity.

 

 

World Lux is definitely worth a visit. They have a good selection of pens, inks (and watches). Helpful people, too. Silberman Brown is very close by.

 

The University Bookstore across from the University of Washington campus has fountain pens, although nothing too fancy. They also carry some inks and a good selection of Rhodia papers. It's an excellent bookstore as well.

http://www.bookstore...?page=locations

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When I was in Seattle last month, I visited World Lux -- you'll find Stipula, Omas, Aurora, and Montblanc pens. Check out the World Lux Web site. Inks include Pilot Iroshizuku, Pelikan Edelstein, and Montblanc. Lovely store.

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My friends above covered all the bases I think, but for a really good time stop by the Seattle Pen Club meeting on the 3rd Saturday of every month in Lake Forest Park Mall's meeting room 1000/1100-1PM. But if it is a nice day, get out and enjoy the beauty of the Pacific NW.

We can trust the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. - Immanual Kant

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Not pen related, but Tom Bihn's factory shop?? They make such nice packs and bags!!!

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My mum visited Seattle about a month ago. She went to Silberman's, WorldLux and the University Bookstore. Silberman's only carry their own range of ink, and she said the pens weren't cheap either- but she was mainly looking for ink.

 

The University Bookstore was "extremely expensive".

 

She said WorldLux seemed like the sort of place that mainly sold luxury watches, but had the full range of Noodler's/PR ink, and many pens for testing. They can also order ink in, if you stay for long enough.

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My mum visited Seattle about a month ago.

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The University Bookstore was "extremely expensive".

Wow, really? Where do you guys live? I want to go pen shopping there! :) I know they're on the retail side of price for the pens, though my first pen, was a Lamy Vista at $19. The inks have been quite reasonable, cheaper than you'd find online after shipping, and the notebooks are about average retail, too. Quite often over the last few years, I've heard of paper on FPN only to find it stocked on the shelves at the bookstore, so I think it's worth a visit for paraphernalia rather than higher-end pens (World Lux is better for that).

 

She said WorldLux seemed like the sort of place that mainly sold luxury watches, but had the full range of Noodler's/PR ink, and many pens for testing. They can also order ink in, if you stay for long enough.

 

Yep, it's like they have all the inks hidden in a back room, far away from the expensive watches. But no, they're in pretty cabinet drawers and are more than happy to pull them out for you.

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