Shopping for Supplies, Paper & Books

Plus, custom rubber stamps and wax seals, designer office products, and vintage postage stamps

 

Calligraphy & Lettering Supply stores

Note: Although these shops are listed by location, most still ship internationally.

U.S.

Paper & Ink Arts — Highly recommended
Among the most comprehensive lettering and book binding suppliers; based in the U.S. but ships internationally

John Neal Bookseller — Highly recommended
Among the most comprehensive lettering and book binding suppliers; based in the U.S. but ships internationally

Arabic Calligraphy Supplies
An online shop for Arabic calligraphy; based in Washington D.C. but ships internationally

Blue Heron Arts
Asian brush calligraphy supplies; ships internationally

The Goulet Pen Co.
One-stop shop for everything pen-related; ships internationally

Jet Pens
Pens, holders and inks, with particular emphasis on products imported from Japan and German; ships internationally

Lettermate
Creator of “The Lettermate” envelope addressing guide; ships only within the U.S.

Oriental Art Supply
Specializing in Chinese brush calligraphy supplies; ships internationally

Ziji
Asian calligraphy supplies with emphasis on brushes, Sumi ink, and books; ships internationally

 

Canada

Au papier japonais
Gorgeous selection of fine papers as well as books, Japanese brushes and sumi ink; Montréal

Avenue des arts
Small but excellent selection of calligraphy supplies and large format artist papers; Montréal

Curry's
An art shop with a sizeable calligraphy supply selection; online with physical stores around Ontario; ships only within Canada

Wonder Pens
Online shop with a physical store in Toronto; ships only within Canada

 

U.K.

Blots Pens
Online shop based in Manchester; lots of other tools for calligraphers; ships internationally

Cult Pens
An incredible selections of markers and pens, including great ones for brush and sign lettering; ships internationally

Dip Pen Nibs
A massive selection of dip calligraphy nibs with emphasis on vintage nibs; ships internationally

GreatArt
Online art supplier based in Hampshire with sizable calligraphy offerings; only ships within the U.K.

Handover
Sign painting tools; shop online or at their store in London; ships internationally

J & T's Art & Calligraphy
Based in the U.K.; an especially nice selection of vintage pens and nibs; ships internationally

L. Cornelissen & Son
Online art store with sizable calligraphy supplies collection; ships internationally

Manuscript
Basic online calligraphy supply shop; only ships within the U.K.

Penman Direct
Based in the U.K.; especially great selection of vintage nibs; ships internationally

Quill London
Beautiful calligraphy and stationery supplies; offers workshops too! Based in London but ships internationally

Scribblers — Highly recommended
Based in the U.K. and specializing solely on calligraphy; they offer calligraphy correspondence courses as well as a free Ask the Expert service; ships internationally

 

Rest of Europe

Art Shop Split
Online shop based in Split, Croatia

Calli Art
Online shop based in The Netherlands

Calligraphy Store
Online shop based in Italy; ships throughout the EU

Colirio
Online shop based in Germany but ships worldwide; wide range of calligraphy supplies, inks, and paints including all Finetec colors

Comptoir des écritures
Online shop based in France

Federführend
Online shop based in Germany

Le Calligraphe
Online shop based in France; beautiful selection of bird feather pens and house-mixed inks

Kaligraf
Online shop based in Poland, shipping to the EU, Russia and Israel

Kalligraphie Shop
Online shop based in Germany

Kalligraphie Scriptorium
Online shop based in Basel, Switzerland

Kallipos
Online shop based in Germany

Splendith
Online shop based in The Netherlands


Australia & New Zealand

Calligraphy Supplies Australia
A company founded by an Australian calligrapher (serving New Zealand too!) to bring popular supplies down under without inordinate shipping fees

Eckersley's
Based in Australia but serving New Zealand too

Not Just A Card Calligraphy
A wide array of supplies; ships internationally

Ornasonova
Online shop based in Australia but ships internationally

Wills Quills
Online shop offering both Western and Chinese calligraphy supplies; ships internationally


Asia

Alcee Calligraphy
Online shop based in Malaysia; ships internationally

The Calligraphy Market
An Etsy shop based in Singapore selling a wide range of supplies and writing pads sourced from Europe; ships internationally

Craft Carrot
Based in the Philippines but ships internationally

The Craft Central
Based in the Philippines with an online shop and retailers located around the country

Overjoyed
Online and physical shop based in Singapore

Scribe Writing Essentials
Based in the Philippines with an online shop and retailers located around the country

Sekaido Shinjuku
Physical shop in Tokyo, Japan; lots of calligraphy supplies; English store information here

Stickerrific
Based in Malaysia; wide selection of calligraphy supplies as well as art supplies and stationery; ships internationally

Straits Art Co.
Physical shop in Singapore

 

Global

Etsy
A great resource for vintage tools and unique, handmade supplies


Art & Craft Stores

Shop locally when you can!

Art Whale
Quezon City, The Philippines

Blick
Many locations around the U.S. and online

Deco Jars
U.S.; fun little jars in lots of colors, great for storing ink and nibs

Harold's
Rotterdam, The Netherlands and online

Jackson's
London, U.K.; good paper selection; ships internationally

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft
Many locations around the U.S. and online

Michael’s
Many locations around the U.S. and online

Pearl Paint
Many locations around the U.S. and online

Pegasus Art
London, U.K.; good paper selection; ships internationally

Pens Galore
The Philippines; specializing in pens and stationery

Pen Store
The Netherlands; specializing in pens and stationery

Utrecht
Many locations around the U.S. and online

Van Beek
Many locations around The Netherlands and online


Handmade PEN HOLDERS

Ash Bush Nib Holders — Highly recommended
Handmade custom pen holders; based in the U.S.

AZWood
Uniquely-shaped wood pen holders; based in the Ukraine.

Cassiopeia Co.
Handmade custom pen holders; based in the U.K.

Chic Oblique
Handmade custom pen holders; based in the U.K.

Dreaming Dogs Ruling Pens
Handmade ruling pens; based in Portugal

Handwritmic
Ruling pens hand crafted in Italy

Heber Miranda
The custom, ergonomic penholders by Heebs are among calligraphers' favorites; based in San Diego, California, U.S.

Ink Me This
Handmade wood and acrylic pen holders; based in the U.S.

Ink Slinger Pens — Highly recommended
Handmade wood pen holders; based in the U.S.

Jake Weidmann Penholders — Highly recommended
Ergonomic, hand-carved penholders; highly sought-after limited edition runs which sell out quickly

Miles Calligraphy
Handmade custom pen holders; based in the U.S.

Nine Pen
Very unique, mid-century inspired pen holder designs; based in the U.S.

Rolf Pens — Highly recommended
Handmade and custom folded pens; based in Spain

Tom's Studio
Very modern designs for oblique holders, mostly in metal; based in the U.K.

Unique Oblique — Highly recommended
Handmade custom pen holders; based in the U.S.

Visker & Scrivener
Handmade quill pens with changeable nibs, inks, paper scrolls, and ceramic ink wells; based in the U.S.

Yoke Pen Company — Highly recommended
Handmade custom pen holders; based in the U.S


Handmade Paper

Fabulous Fancy Pants — Highly recommended
Handmade cotton paper specifically designed to prevent feathering and bleeding when used for calligraphy and letterpress; based in the U.S.

Papeterie Saint-Armand
Recommended by a number of Calligrafile readers; based in Montréal, Canada

Share Studios
Papers handmade from Kozo fiber (the bark of the Paper Mulberry tree); based in the U.S.

St. Signora
Handmade cotton papers, including onyx black; based in the U.S.

Vlieger
Dealer of handmade papers and speciality imported papers; based in The Netherlands with an online shop


Other Handmade Supplies

Fox & Quills
Home brew ink, handmade leather pen rolls and more; based in the U.S.

Greenleaf Blueberry
Handmade watercolors; based in the U.S. but ships internationally

Hugo's Writing Supplies
Homemade iron gall ink by Greg Weddig; based in Northern California, U.S.

Loosh Art
Handmade clay pen rests in the shape of animals; based in the U.S.

Sew Darn Close
Cloth, roll-up cases for pens, markers, and brushes


Custom Wax Seals

Back to Zero — Highly recommended
Custom and pre-made designs with a fabulous array of wood handles and wax colors to choose from; ships worldwide from Hong Kong

LetterSeals.com
Custom wax seals manufactured from real wax, with adhesive applied to the back; upload your own design or select from their own monogram designs; large selection of sealing wax colors and stampers

Stamptitude
Offers a wide range of customizable wax seals, including Chinese-inspired brass stamps that come in beautiful boxes; also offers custom rubber stamps, custom embossers, and basic stationery; ships worldwide from Hong Kong

WaxSeals.com
Custom wax seals manufactured from real wax, with adhesive applied to the back; round, square, or oval shapes; upload your own design or select from their own monogram designs


Rubber Stamp Manufacturers

Rubber Stamp Champ
Custom rubber stamp manufacturer

Rubberstamps.net
Custom rubber stamp manufacturer

The Stamp Maker
Custom rubber stamp manufacturer

Stamptitude
Custom rubber stamps on wood blocks (as well as custom wax seals, embossers, and basic stationery); ships worldwide from Hong Kong


Vintage Postage Stamps

Champion Stamp Company
Vintage American postage stamps. Shop online or their New York City store

Verde Studio
Vintage American postage stamps. Very helpful with gathering large quantities for special orders


Blank Stationery

AccuCut Craft
Die-cut, blank paper; based in the U.S. but ships internationally

Bell'occhio Papeterie
Vintage stationery and labels; shop at their San Francisco store or online; only ships within the U.S.

Bureau Direct — Highly recommended
A great spot for bulk quantities of blank paper and envelopes in a wide range of colors and sizes, based in the U.K. but ships internationally

Cards & Pockets
Wedding and invitation related blank stationery, with emphasis on pocket, folded, and laser-cut invitations; based in the U.S. but ships internationally

Envelope Kings
Envelopes of all types and sizes as well as envelope printing services; Based in U.K. but ships worldwide

Envelopes.com
Envelopes of all types and sizes as well as envelope printing services; based in U.S. and ships to Canada as well

Envelopements
Solid color stationery, especially great for wedding invitation suites; based in U.S. but ships worldwide

Fabulous Fancy Pants
Handmade cotton paper specifically designed to prevent feathering and bleeding when used for calligraphy and letterpress; based in the U.S.

French Paper Co. — Highly recommended
A wide array of quality papers and matching envelopes; based in the U.S. but ships worldwide

Kelly Paper
Bulk paper and envelopes; ships only within the U.S.

LCI Paper
Wide array of blank paper, cardstock and envelopes, with emphasis on wedding-related stationery; based in the U.S. but ships internationally

Paper & More
Solid color stationery; based in U.S. but ships to Canada and U.K. as well

Paper Presentation
Solid color stationery; based on U.S. but ships worldwide

The Paper Smith
Solid colors stationery and office products; ships only within the U.K.

Paper Source — Highly recommended
Solid color stationery and great office products; based in the U.S. and ships to Canada as well

Shepherds London
Fine papers (including marbled, Japanese, and other decorative styles) and bookbinding supplies; based in the U.K. but ships internationally


Designer Office Supplies

Boucle + Papier
Stationery store dedicated to high-end, independent greeting cards and gifts; based in Montréal, Canada

Bureau Direct
A UK-based supplier of fine office supplies and stationery

Carta
A stunning, curated collection of quality craft and stationery supplies

The Eames Shop
Stationery supplies inspired by the works of Ray & Charles Eames

Goulet Pen Co.
An especially great selection of fountain pens

House Industries
Unique typography gifts and stationery

Kate Spade Desk & Office
The famous fashion designer has turned her magical touch toward office products

Knot & Bow
Fun stationery and party supplies

Mojo Paper
Marbled, textured, and handmade papers

Omoi Zakka
Japanese-imported office supplies and accessories

The Paper Place
Fine stationery and gifts; Toronto, Canada

The Pencil Factory
Lots of products but especially stunning pencil sets in vintage-inspired boxes

Poppin
Bright and colorful office products with an emphasis on organizational tools

Present & Correct
A vintage-inspired collection of stationery and office ephemera. Based in the U.K. but ships internationally

Quill London
Beautiful calligraphy and unique stationery supplies (and offers calligraphy workshops); based in London but ships internationally

Sticker Stack
Japanese office products; based in the U.K.

Rifle Paper Co.
Famous for greeting cards but exceptional quality stationery offerings of all sorts

Uguisu
Gorgeous and unique Japanese stationery; shop is in Toyko, Japan, but they ship worldwide

Urbanic
A curated collection of the best stationery and office supplies; shop online or at their shop in Venice, California


Bookstores with Lettering Arts offerings

Book Depository
Big selection for calligraphy and hand lettering; online shop based in the U.K. with free internationall shipping

Calligriphity — Highly recommended
A mail order book shop specializing in calligraphy, lettering arts, bookbinding, and illumination. Highly recommended as a shop that can find any book, even if it's out of print. Based in the U.K. but ships internationally

Hennessey + Ingalls — Highly recommended
An exceptional book shop for art, design, and architecture; two shops in Los Angeles (U.S.), as well as an online store which ships internationally

John Neal Bookseller — Highly recommended
In addition to art supplies, John Neal offers a great selection of books, including rare ones; based in the U.S. but ships internationally

Kinokuniya Singapore
Big selection of English language calligraphy books; Online store based in Singapore

Letter Queen
Rare calligraphy exemplar books reprinted by calligrapher Skyler Chubak

National Book Store
Sizeable calligraphy and art book section (but you must scroll through all the pages of art books to see that all); Online shop based in the The Philippines

Paper & Ink Arts — Highly recommended
In addition to art supplies, Paper & Ink Arts offers a great selection of books, including those self-published by calligraphers; based in the U.S. but ships internationally

Powell's
An immense selection of calligraphy, lettering, and general art books; store in Portland, Oregon (U.S.) with online store that ships internationally



 
 

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