Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Retailer Spotlight: Art Brown International Pen Shop Find them online and in NYC

Stephanie

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For me, Art Brown’s retail store located at 2 West 45th Street in New York City is a paper, pen, and ink lover’s dream come true.  “One of America’s leading Fine Writing Instrument Dealers. In business more than 83 years.”

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The most Rhodia I have ever seen in one place – and there was yet another free standing rack filled with the new planners and smaller tablets.

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Clairefontaine journals in every size, shape and color.

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Miquelrius and Moleskine journals as well as several brands that I wasn’t familiar with. (I spy a Quo Vadis red Habana in the upper left of this picture…)

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Every color of J. Herbin ink right at your fingertips!

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Noodler’s inks….

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Diamine inks….  and there were loads of other ink brands as well- some not as familiar to me as these three. I purchased a bottle of the hard to find Sailor Nano Black ink.

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And my oh my, does Art Brown sell pens! We were in the store the day the new Sailor Realo was introduced in America- and were also quite fortunate to have our Sailor pen nibs tweaked by Mr. Nagahara from the Sailor Pen Company.

I regret not having spent more time in the store, but  I was actually afraid to look at the pens because I would have been there for days and I needed to get back to Port Authority to catch my bus.  I can’t WAIT to go back. Next time, I’m buying a pen for sure!

Retail store located at 2 West 45th Street, New York NY 10036.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:15pm Sat 10:am-6:00pm

You can also visit Art Brown on the web at http://www.artbrown.com


20 thoughts on “Retailer Spotlight: Art Brown International Pen Shop Find them online and in NYC

  1. Adrienne:

    Just tried to call the store, but received your introductory message about the upcoming closure. It’s an understatement to say that I was dumbfounded. I had been trying to log onto your website without success. Perhaps I know why now. If you get a chance, please give me a call (804-347-6984). Sorry.

    Howard

    P.S.
    Should I attempt to get my son’s birthday pens somewhere else?

  2. Adrienne:

    Just tried to call the store, but received your introductory message about the upcoming closure. It’s an understatement to say that I was dumbfounded. I had been trying to log onto your website without success. Perhaps I know why now. If you get a chance, please give me a call (804-347-6984). Sorry.

    Howard

    P.S.
    Should I attempt to get my son’s birthday pens somewhere else?

  3. I’m trying to reconstruct my memory of a fountain pen dealer from whom I have purchased hard-to-find stuff, in the past, and wonder if it was you. It had to be by telephone/mail, and not walk-in because I live in Gulfport, Mississippi.
    I had purchased ink, from someone who sold Pelikan Ink (Turquoise Blue and Purple), and I seem to remember it having come from a business named “A Pen Lover’s Dream”, or one with that as their slogan.
    Would you mind looking to see if you have me in your computer records? I am specifically looking for an adapter/converter for two Montefiore Fountain Pens I purchased through Smithsonian Magazine, and hate dealing with their expensive and tiny cartridges, preferring to ink them from the bottle, if you have such a thing. I’ve tried the converters I have, and they’re all too big to fit the diameter of the opening.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. You know how histrionic old people get! LOL

    Gordon

  4. I’m trying to reconstruct my memory of a fountain pen dealer from whom I have purchased hard-to-find stuff, in the past, and wonder if it was you. It had to be by telephone/mail, and not walk-in because I live in Gulfport, Mississippi.
    I had purchased ink, from someone who sold Pelikan Ink (Turquoise Blue and Purple), and I seem to remember it having come from a business named “A Pen Lover’s Dream”, or one with that as their slogan.
    Would you mind looking to see if you have me in your computer records? I am specifically looking for an adapter/converter for two Montefiore Fountain Pens I purchased through Smithsonian Magazine, and hate dealing with their expensive and tiny cartridges, preferring to ink them from the bottle, if you have such a thing. I’ve tried the converters I have, and they’re all too big to fit the diameter of the opening.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. You know how histrionic old people get! LOL

    Gordon

  5. Because of this article, I went there (instead of to Fountain Pen Hospital, where I’d planned to go). Thanks! I really liked the store, and it was great that it was a few blocks from where I used to live in midtown (on 45th St, no less).

    It’s discovering parts of your old ‘hood that you never knew when you lived there.

  6. Because of this article, I went there (instead of to Fountain Pen Hospital, where I’d planned to go). Thanks! I really liked the store, and it was great that it was a few blocks from where I used to live in midtown (on 45th St, no less).

    It’s discovering parts of your old ‘hood that you never knew when you lived there.

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