pens, inks, stores, companies and about the pleasure of owning a fine pen

Pen Stores

Directory of Stores

Through my travels, and the contributions of others, I am pleased to provide a directory listing of pen stores. The pen stores are grouped as follows:


Traditionally, we all went to a pen store in our city to view and purchase pens. Now, the physical store is a plus, and on-line pen stores make pens more available to many. Where I have the option, the store experience is preferred. Unless you are buying a pen you know about already, you really do not know what it will be like until you get the pen in your hand. Sometimes that is not possible.

A number of retailers operate both a physical and on-line operation. Where possible, I seek out and enjoy the real experience of visiting a pen store. Nothing like trying your pen before you buy it.



E E Ercolessi in Milan

Of the pleasure of walking up to a large pen counter and trying our various pens. E.E. Ercolessi in Milan has been a main stay in the city for many years.


In pen stores you can select and try. La Stilografrica in Milan will certain meet any expectation.


I enjoy window shopping both outside and inside the stores. Novelli in Rome has lots to look at!