News: Shops Opening, Closing and Renaming

Notemaker is now Milligram:

Australian online stationery and lifestyle brand Notemaker has officially changed its name to Milligram. It will continue to be your go-to for pens, ink, and all your favorite stationery good but it also stocks lots of other goods as well and wants to make sure that its name reflects a wider product diversity. You can now find them across all social media as MilligramStore. Links for all the social media are at the bottom of their home page.

Writer’s Bloc is closing:

After 10 years, the online stationery shop Writer’s Bloc is retiring and closing up shop. Starting the 1st of  October, Writer’s Bloc is discounting its merchandise with plans to close completely by November. Brands like Rhodia and Clairefontaine and much more will be continually discounted as they clear their inventory.

CW Pencil Enterprise New Shop Opening:

It looks like, barring any tragedy, meltdown or unforeseen crises, the new CW Pencil Enterprise should open sometime the week of October 16 in an as yet undisclosed location.

Pen Addict has partnered with Japanese Online Magazine Mai-Bun:

With the help of stationery enthusiast and Japanese translator Bruce Eimon, the Pen Addict will now have articles posted to the Japanese site and articles from Mai-Bun will be cross-posted to Pen Addict in a content partnership. This will help expand the content and understanding of Japanese stationery world to the English-speaking stationery community and vice-versa. How exciting is that!?!

Richard Binder’s Guide to Fountain Pens available on Amazon:

Thanks to links on Inkophile, it has come to my attention that all of Richard Binder’s Guides to Fountain Pens are available as ebooks on Amazon. It’s a four volume series and each book is priced between $5.99 and $7.99 and cover restoration, filling systems, a glossary book of terms and an overview book about pens.

Pelikan M605 Transparent White and 805 Ocean Swirl:

Pelikan has announced two very appealing new models in the past few weeks. First, was the M605 Transparent White and then just moments after the Pelikan Hub event they announced the 805 Ocean Swirl.

The M605 Transparent White is from the special edition Souveran line with resin white cap and barrel with chrome-colored, rhodium-plated trim. It has alternating opaque and transparent stripes, allowing view of the ink level inside. As with other Pelikan Souveran M605 fountain pens, the white transparent comes with a 14k gold rhodium-plated nib and features a piston-filling mechanism. It can be pre-ordered with your choice of nib through Pen Chalet for $380.

The Ocean Swirl is an 805 Souveran which is a slightly larger model and features swirled teal blue and black resin with silver color trim and matching rhodium-plated 18k gold nib.The rings and clip are also rhodium-plated with a matching, rhodium-plated 18k gold nib. Each Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl fountain pen comes in a presentation gift box. It can be pre-ordered at Pen Chalet with your choice of nib for $520.

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  1. I’m sorry to hear about Writersbloc closing but glad you mentioned their close out sale. Just scored a stack of Clairefontaine notebooks…. I love their paper. Thanks… and thanks for all of your work. I totally enjoy your weekly posts.

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