We’re having another warehouse sale! Woo hoo!

 

Mark your calendars for Monday, November 21st, 2022. Please come by for some good deals: 10-50% off some of our warehouse overstock, and maybe a few fun extras.

 

If you’ve got your eye on something particular it is very likely not going to be on sale (although maybe who knows). Your best bet is to come to this like you’re hunting for chanterelles, and who knows what stationery treats are going to come up. We are still figuring out what exactly is going to be in the sale, but we have some good deals already queued up.

 

Stock up on supplies, get your Christmas and holiday presents ahead of time, or find a surprise deal that you weren’t expecting.

 

Some brands you will see a few specials on include:

  • Esterbrook
  • Pilot
  • The Superior Labor
  • Opus 88
  • Edison Pens
  • Sailor
  • Yamamoto
  • Japanese stationery
  • Lamy
  • Midori
  • Penlux
  • inks/paper/pens/stationery

 

We plan on having some, limited overstock items from these brands, and more. At the last minute, we may add some fun surprises!

 

Not all items from a brand, nor will all items in our shop be on sale. These will be mostly overstock items, with a few other things also on sale for fun.

 

Please RSVP for a time slot below.

 

Monday, November 21, 2022

10:30 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 11:30 am

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

10:30 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Max one time slot, and two tickets per email. (Please don’t make me have to cancel something, my Eventbrite powers, while strengthening, are limited.)

Please try and come on time.

Please come with your email and Eventbrite confirmation number (emailed to you).

Please let us know if you can’t make it and we can open up a spot to someone else.

Please don’t bring more people than tickets.

Please enjoy the ride.

 

We are limiting the number of people in order to give everyone a chance to browse, and to avoid having to wait in lines. We are going to try our best to make sure there is good stuff for every time slot, but your best bet is to book as early as you can. I’m excited, even as I have no idea how this thing is going to go down. We don’t run a lot of sales, and we’re only just getting back into the swing of running events.

 

If you are super keen and have warm jackets and nothing else to do, and would like to wait for a chance to come in, you are welcome to line up outside and if someone doesn’t show up or if someone with a ticket comes in and leaves early, you can come in. It is really terrible and sad for us as a shop and team when people are mad at us so please set your expectations accordingly: if all of the ticket people come and all of them stay for the full half hour, we may not be able to accommodate you. That being said, in our entire history of running free RSVP events we have not had a single one yet where every single RSVP’d person showed up. Literally not one. Life happens! And also if you’ve RSVP’d and can’t make it, please let us know so we can cancel your spot and give someone else a chance to book the ticket for a guaranteed entry time. 

 

In all that we do, we try to circle back to the vision of being a shop that offers you the writing supplies you need to get inspired, to get creative, to be productive, to get excited to write again and more, and part of that is also balancing the books. Balancing the books is no fun at all, and I’m saying that as a kid who liked math enough to take it in university. Thank you for all of your support, as always, as we do what we can to prune, grow, adjust, and lean towards the sun.

 

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In any case, all of our pots and pans are simmering and we’re slowly cooking things up for the holidays. I am (somewhat tediously) clicking away at Eventbrite, enjoying my new powers, enjoying the fact of running in-person events. It’s with trepidation and a thrum as we think about what is possible again in the shop.

 

If you recall our warehouse sale at our old Carlaw location, from which we are still recovering, we blew out our AC, which was inadequate at the best of times. We didn’t plan for the shop to be completely jammed, and it was an oven, with no windows. Caleb and I took the wagon down to the Shoppers on Queen, where we cleared their freezers of various popsicles, and handed them out to people standing in our extremely slow moving line, everyone’s core body temperatures rising. It was a magical experience, in which some people stood in line for so long that they made—I kid you not—actual friends that they still keep in touch with to this day, and some people stood at the door, looked in, turned around and left.

 

I don’t think this photo was actually from our warehouse sale, but I can’t seem to find one.

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Comments

Kim Perdicaris

Kim Perdicaris said:

Yes. that photo is from the warehouse sale at Carlaw! I remember it well – and I spotted myself in the picture!

Alina

Alina said:

Liz,

Will the sale take place at your store on Clinton or is there a warehouse location that one needs to trek to?

Thank you, Alina

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