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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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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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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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+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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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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