Allied to our love of reading is our love of the art of writing.
Although technology allows us to send a quick message, email or other online communications there is nothing quite like putting pen to paper (or greeting card) and nothing quite like receiving such a personal note either. Pen and ink will make you slow down and think more about what you want to say before you write it down, no delete button!
Our Elgin shop holds a wide range of beautiful pens to suit all budgets and tastes. We stock a range of classic and contemporary designs from Cross, Parker, Waterman, Sheaffer, Herbin, Zebra, Moleskine, and many more. From luxury gift items, to simple everyday pens, we have a pen for everyone.
If you are looking for that special gift for a graduation, birthday, retirement, anniversary, a beautiful pen to sign the register on your special day, or just a gift for yourself contact one of our shops. With such an array of pens available it can be difficult to choose but our friendly staff are happy to help you find the perfect one.
You should get many years of enjoyment and use from your pen so take your time and think about your purchase.
Why you should come into the shop to buy a pen.
It is important to try a pen, does it feel right, is it comfortable to hold? Does it write smoothly with your handwriting style.
Other things to consider:
What kind of pen do I need
Ballpoints are the most used type of pen, they are everywhere. They are amazingly reliable and refills generally last a long time.
Rollerballs are often seen as a cross between a ballpoint and a fountain pen. Although rollerballs do not always like shiny writing surfaces the liquid ink makes for a smoother flow with less pressure. They refill like a ballpoint.
Fountain Pens prices range from £3 for a Pilot V or Zebra disposable pen, good introduction, to several hundred (and even thousands) if you really want. A gold nib on a FP will begin to fit your handwriting style after few weeks use. With a FP over £150 you tend to be paying for the barrel and decoration.
Where will pen be used?
on the go in a notebook, then maybe a ball pen or pencil that does not need to be uncapped.
at a desk, then maybe you could consider a fountain pen
Do you have favourite writing paper or notebook?
Will ink bleed through pages
Remember good pen, good ink, good paper.
Fountain pen needs more maintenance and cleaning than BP or rollerball
Easier to pop a new refill in a BP or rollerball than filling a Fountain Pen with ink. However, if you like to have the option to write in a range of colours then there are more colours available to fountain pen users.
If we don't have what you're looking for we'll do our best to source it for you.