Philadelphia Pen Show 2019 Review: A Vendor’s View

Philadelphia Pen Show 2019 Review: A Vendor’s View

I’ve been thinking about the best way to review the Philadelphia 2019 Pen Show. I know there are plenty of pen show reviews out there and if you didn’t attend a show it can be overwhelming to look through all of the reviews;  if you were at the show, it can get repetitive to read through several…

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbook Estie (Tortoise with Gold Trim)

Fountain Pen Review: Esterbook Estie (Tortoise with Gold Trim)

By Jessica Coles A few months ago I heard that the Esterbrook trademark had been purchased by Kenro Industries and the manufacturing of Esterbrook pens was going to restart.  I had many thoughts about this, not many of them comforting. Esterbrook closed their doors for good in 1972. There was a brief attempt to revive…

Ask The Desk: Swapping TWSBI Nibs & How Flexible is the Esterbrook 9128

Have I ever told you’all how much I love getting questions about pens, paper and the like? This week, I have two awesome questions. Beth, the reference librarian asked: I have a new TWSBI 580 with a custom ground nib (pen was purchased with that nib) and at the same time I purchased a second…