Normally when I am looking for a fountain pen I head to Bromfield Pen Shop in Boston, my local pen group and/or a pen show. Recently I’ve come across fountain pens in unexpected places. During a recent stroll along Charles Street in the Beacon Hill section of Boston we came across a very nice shop selling stationary and cards amongst other things. In need of a birthday card I started looking thru the selection when something caught my eye. It was a small selection of Ooly fountain pens. I had never heard of this brand and there they were in 3 colors – green, blue and red. Each pen came with 3 cartridges that matched the color of the pen. And the price - $5.95! I bought a green one and have enjoyed writing with it ever since. Earlier in the year I was in Logan airport waiting for a flight when I saw a very nice bookstore. While looking thru the books I bumped into a Lamy display. There were pens and pads at the display so you could try them yourself without needing help from anyone. And hey, if you are about to board a plane and forgot to bring a fountain pen – a Lamy Safari makes a great companion. Have you come across fountain pens in unexpected places? Please do let me know.
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