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The Pilot Fumi Raku

Found on a Weekday Lunch Hour  “Why aren’t these sold in the United States?”  I asked the older Japanese woman behind the pen and stationery counter in New York City’s midtown Kinokuniya bookstore.  I was holding a Pilot Fumi Raku ballpoint in … Continue reading

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Art Brown International Pen Shop, 1924-2013

When I lived in New York City, I could have found Art Brown International Pen Shop blindfolded.  Squarely in the middle of the grid that is midtown, they were impossible to miss. They moved in 2008 or 2009 to what … Continue reading

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