A Gift Guide of Random Things

A Gift Guide of Random Things

One of the best things about a stationery shop is that we have interesting and surprising and mostly useful gifts for people. A lot of general goods and gift shops have candles and hand-made soaps and...

December 11, 2023 — Liz Chan
Yohaku Washi Tapes

Yohaku Washi Tapes

We now have Yohaku washi tapes in the shop. I’ve been so excited for this, anxiously awaiting the shipment from Japan. I’ve had a moderate-sized collection of Yohaku tapes that’s been growing over the ...

 

December 01, 2023 — Liz Chan
Late Night Journal Writing

Late Night Journal Writing

Greetings from (one of) your favourite stationery shop clerk(s), from deep within her office/closet, cluttered up with treasures of various levels of objective value. I am hiding away, babies asleep, ...

 

November 27, 2023 — Liz Chan
Fall Colours

Fall Colours

In case you missed it, fall arrived. Fall! It’s almost over. Strange how that keeps happening.

 

 

The Toronto library has recently suffered some sort of cyberattack and the entire system is still down. It...

November 19, 2023 — Liz Chan
The Superior Labor Special Edition Portfolio and Case

The Superior Labor Special Edition Portfolio and Case

Another thrill! Last week in the shop we received another special edition version of our A5 Portfolio and our Pen and Wallet Case to celebrate our ten year anniversary, this time with a red stitching ...

 

November 13, 2023 — Liz Chan
Scriptus 2023

Scriptus 2023

Literally everyone but any of the Chans looking at the camera.

 

We made it to Scriptus and back, what a relief. It did look a little dubious for a while there.

 

It was a great day, as usual. Me and the ki...

November 09, 2023 — Liz Chan
A New Franklin-Christoph Model 20: Amber

A New Franklin-Christoph Model 20: Amber

Also new at Scriptus, but hopefully with us for a while, is this new Franklin-Christoph Model 20, in a shade of amber that F-C made just for us. Does it happen to match our Chicken? Yes. Was that done...

 

October 28, 2023 — Liz Chan
Tuna and Chicken in the Sky with Diamonds

Tuna and Chicken in the Sky with Diamonds

We are launching two new inks at Scriptus! From your favourite slightly unhinged shopkeeper and the extremely patient people at Dominant Industry are these two new inks that are inspired by our shop c...

 

October 27, 2023 — Liz Chan
Chestnuts

Chestnuts

Scriptus, the annual Toronto pen show, is coming up, October 29th, and I have big feelings about it: anxiety, nervousness, panic, free-falling terror, a bit of nausea. We have things planned. Stay tun...

 

October 21, 2023 — Liz Chan
Mid Autumn Festival

Mid Autumn Festival

At the end of September we celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, which I think is my favourite of the major Chinese holidays. It’s low key, and the moon is bright in the sky trying to bestow upon us ear...

 

October 09, 2023 — Liz Chan