News: Black Friday & Other Tidbits


Tom Hanks published a book of short stories called Uncommon Type which is getting some press for reasons beyond the fact that he is an Oscar-winning actor. Every story features a typewriter somewhere in the story. For me, this makes me curious how he manages to work his love of typewriters into his stories.


The Pen Addict limited edition Retro51 Ice-o-metric edition ($38) is available. Its limited to 600 and they will go fast, if they aren’t gone already. The glow-in-the-dark bomb pop design was created by Michael Jacobs and released as an exclusive for Pen Addict fans.

Black Friday Sales:

  • Appelboom: Black Friday Sale page with discounts up to 50% off.
  • ArtSnacks: In the shop, use code OHMY25 for 25% off all orders in the Shop!* Sign up for yourself or gift an ArtSnacks subscription and receive 12% off your first month when you use code YAYSNACKS12. (Coupons good through November 30, 2017 at Midnight, some restrictions may apply.)
  • Fresh Stock Japan: Take an extra 15% off the unique Japanese stationery products from Fresh Stock Japan. Use the coupon code “EBF2017” at checkout to take advantage of this Black Friday offer.
  • Goldspot Pens: Goldspot Pens are doing tiered free gifts, giveaways, and “clickbusters” for Black Friday. Get all the details on their special Black Friday page.
  • Goulet Pens: Find all of the Black Friday deals from Goulet Pens on this special sales page.
  • Jenni Bick: Get 20% off shopwide and free shipping on orders over $150 all weekend.
  • JetPens: JetPens has a special sale page with 10% off a selection of best-sellers and customer favorites. Special offer prices valid while supplies last, or until Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Midnight Pacific Time.
  • Pen Chalet: Pen Chalet has a special Coupon to save 15% Off ALL items by entering the coupon code BLACK15 in your shopping cart and applies to any item, even specially discounted items. There are also giveaways to enter. All the great prizes will be given away on Cyber Monday, November 27th.
  • Blackwing Friday is being celebrated at Get free stickers with any order, free Blackwing 602s with any order over $20 and free shirt with orders over $100. Free domestic shipping with orders over $25 all weekend.
  • Rad + Hungry: Get 15% off your order sitewide through Sunday, 11:59 PST by entering the code RadRAHStr at checkout.

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  1. The Pen Addict Retros are pretty neat – I’ll have to grab one. The Tom Hanks Typewriter book sounds pretty cool too.

  2. I can recommend Hanks’ book. The stories vary in subject, so there should be something for everyone. Without giving anything away, I will add that fans of the author’s movies may find additional layers in his writing.

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