Our 2nd Anniversary!

This week marks the second anniversary of our brick and mortar store in Downtown Appleton Wisconsin! To honor the occasion I thought we’d show a few pictures of how the store has changed since we opened. ┬áLet’s talk a walk through time, shall we?

View towards the front of the store

View towards the front of the store

Walls Painted!

Walls Painted!

Store Ink Bookshelves Going Up

Store Ink Bookshelves Going Up

Store Ink Bookshelves Being Assembled

Store Ink Bookshelves Being Assembled

Store Night 1

Store Night 1

Store Night 1

Store Night 1

Store Night 1

Store Night 1

Store with Lamy Added!

Store with Lamy Added!

Store Day 1

Store Day 1

Store with Visconti!

Store with Visconti!

Store Day 1 Delta and Stipula

Store Day 1 Delta and Stipula

Store December 29, 2013

Store December 29, 2013

Store with First Visconti Tower!

Store with First Visconti Tower!

On January 25, 2014 we flew to Virginia to pick up a complete truck full of tower display cases as well as other assorted pens and equipment from an old pen store and drove back to Wisconsin (including through two snow storms).

Front of Store

Front of Store

Pens Pens Pens

Pens Pens Pens

Ink Display

Ink Display

Two Yet Unused Displays

Calligraphy, Paper, and Books

Montegrappa Displays for Leather

Montegrappa Displays for Leather

Wall of Ink

Wall of Ink

Edison and Sailor

Edison and Sailor

Delta and Stipula

Delta and Stipula

In early September of 2014 Montblanc called us, making us the first pen store to be opened up by Montblanc in over seven years. The occasion of course, required a new case.

Store with Montblanc Added!

Store with Montblanc Added!

In January 2015 we had a Google walkthrough done of our store. We have changed it significantly enough that we may have to do this again in 2016:

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And here is the latest iteration of store images as it sits today. We are decked out for the holidays as can be evidenced by the tinsel and decorations in the cases.

Center Pen Displays

Center Pen Displays

The Paper Area has evolved and grown over the years:

Store Paper Area

Store Paper Area

Store Paper Area 11-2015

Store Paper Area 11-2015

Repair supplies are in the back by the paper.

Store Repair Area

Store Repair Area

Our ink section has expanded by several bookcases over the years as well, as you’ll see in the next two images:

Montblanc, Visconti, and a LOT of Ink

Montblanc, Visconti, and a LOT of Ink

Calligraphy and some more popular stationery has been moved to the front of the store.

Calligraphy and Stationery

Calligraphy and Stationery

The Front of the store has seen the vintage cases removed (now sitting in my living room at home) and new six foot Parker cases added, as well as a few other new cases acquired from Total Office Products in Atlanta, GA this past year.

Front Area of the Store

Front Area of the Store

Ballpoints, Rollerballs, Clearance, and Refills

Ballpoints, Rollerballs, Clearance, and Refills

Looking Towards the Front of the Store

Looking Towards the Front of the Store

More changes are planned for 2016 as we are ever evolving!

Ink it up!
Brian & Lisa

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