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A Visit to the University of Minnesota Bookstore

University of MN Bookstore, stationery and notebooks

I love a bookstore that has an insane amount of notebooks and pens. Welcome to the University of Minnesota Bookstore (Minneapolis). On the right we have a long aisle of notebooks – all sizes and bindings.This is one of the few places where you can buy a left-handed notebook. On the backside of the same…

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Highlights from the National Stationery Show 2018

stationery set

The 2018 National Stationery Show was a fabulous showcase of so much stationery goodness! Booth after booth offered eye-catching displays and products as well as having super-friendly and passionate people. This pictures were from the Sakura of America booth. My favorite is the seahorse stationery! Who doesn’t love beautiful quality lined envelopes? All in a…

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A Visit to Paper Source in Edina

I love visiting stationery stores! Looking, touching, dreaming, buying. There are four Paper Source stores in the Twin Cities. This post is about my recent visit to the Edina store. In a previous post, I wrote about my visit to the Mall of America store. You can read that here. The ladies working here were…

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A Visit to the Paper Patisserie

storefront of Paper Patisserie store

Welcome to the Paper Patisserie store in the Cathedral Hill area of St Paul, Minnesota. It’s a beautiful area of the capitol city with tree lined streets, wide sidewalks and wonderful coffee shops such as Nina’s Coffee Cafe which is just a few steps from Paper Patisserie. The welcoming front door to the building greets…

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Stationery Stores in the Twin Cities – First Stop: Ampersand

Recently I visited the Ampersand Shop in Edina (suburb of Minneapolis). My goal is to visit all of the stationery stores in the Twin Cities’ area between now and the end of next year. I didn’t get a picture of the outside of the store (which is located in an upscale strip mall not far…

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My Visit to the PaperSource Store at Mall of America

A couple weeks ago I visited the PaperSource Store at the Mall of America. I was lucky enough to get a fellow pen enthusiast as my cashier and we spent about thirty minutes sharing information on our fountain pen favorites and preferences. She introduced me to one of her favorites, a TWSBI, which she had…

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What I Bought at Faber-Castell in Germany

Last October we traveled to Nuremburg, Germany where I visited the Faber-Castell shop. I did a post on the Castle Grounds and also my tour of the onsite Faber-Castell Shop. I spent the most time deciding on the fountain pen I wanted to purchase. I ended up purchasing this LOOM pen with a medium nib.…

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Faber-Castell Store (Part 2)

It was a cool and overcast day when I spent part of the morning shopping at the Faber-Castell shop located near their corporate office on their castle grounds in Stein, Germany.   There were many display cases of pens and pencils and part of the charm of this particular morning, was taking my time, trying…

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The Faber-Castell Castle in Germany (Part I)

On our trip to Germany in October, we stayed in Nuremberg and were not too far from the home, castle, store and factory of Faber-Castell. I wasn’t able to book ahead for the official castle and factory tour, but I was able to spend the morning shopping in their store and walking around the castle…

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University Bookstore & Stationery Supplies

I recently went with a friend to the University of Minnesota bookstore. Look at this row of notebooks!! It was notebook heaven! There was also a great selection of pens, but that aisle was too busy to take a photo. But it wasn’t too busy that I couldn’t find a few pens to buy, plus…

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