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travailtotravel Sat 10-Mar-12 22:18:10

I need some new suppliers to support my habit. Where, other than Paperchase and Artbox, can I get notebooks, sticky notes and other supplies that will make you sigh with contentment? I need a fix ...

ChippingInNeedsCoffee Sat 10-Mar-12 22:21:30

My name is ChippingIn and I am a stationery lover.

I'm not sure I can help you with suppliers much though - my problem is resisiting the urge to buy stationery - I never need to seek it out!

I buy all of my writing pens at Muji - 38mm gel pens in dark blue even though that's frowned on, on MN, in favour of icky black and I cried when they discontinued the pink in the 38 mm, it's now only in 50mm. I found some on eBay, but they aren't the same

travailtotravel Sat 10-Mar-12 22:26:38

Hmm Chipping you sound like you might be a mainliner just like me.

ChippingInNeedsCoffee Sat 10-Mar-12 22:53:27

The pen has to be perfect - I can't abide 'thick' pens or those with clumpy ink, or those that are too fat to hold... the list of 'can't abides' is endless! The paper has to be nice, white, with narrowly spaces lines in a very pale colour. The note book needs to open nicely. The colour of the cover is very important. Pencils have to be sharp (if arty) or 'click ups' if for writing... I could go on, but I fear boring even you blush

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 10-Mar-12 23:02:39

My perfect pen is an Emma Bridgewater Black Toast one - it's quite slim and says 'Write Neatly' on it and reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. In addition, I buy many, many purple fine line pens from Paperchase. I also like Stabilo fineliners and Berol purple fine tip felts.

Muji do gorgeous slim small notebooks that open out nice and flat. I also like tiny moleskin notebooks. I like to buy the tiny, fairly cheap ones because I like to replace them often!

DollyTwat Sat 10-Mar-12 23:08:48

Do you know about
I have to keep away or I'll spend loads on different computed inks for my fountain pen

lookoveryourshoulder Sat 10-Mar-12 23:49:04 it still rude to write a letter in red ink ??

Salteena Sat 10-Mar-12 23:55:40

Can I confess to being another Muji stationery addict? I even went to some of their stores in Japan and Oh. My. God.

<whispers in awestruck tones> there is stationery there like you've never seen

wonkylegs Sun 11-Mar-12 00:09:16

I like Blott stationary .... You'll have to google them as I don't know web address but they've got a lovely (if limited) shop that I'd happily buy the contents of.
some nice things on here...

LovedayPan Sun 11-Mar-12 00:15:15

Oooh a Stationery Lovers thread. I can't go near our stationery room at work. Because I need escorting out of it, in a mildly sexual daze. Asking 'who is your supplier?' is like asking me 'who is your favourite pimp?'.

should have name-changed for that, shouldn't I?grin

ChippingInNeedsCoffee Sun 11-Mar-12 09:13:59

I must not click
I must not click
I must not click

... I should not be here, I should be in the car by now <sigh>

<drags self away kicking and screaming>

I'll be backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

The5thFishy Sun 11-Mar-12 09:19:23

My name is The5thFishy and I am a stationery addict. I like Paperchase, whsmiths surprisingly still have good stuff and old fashioned stationers.

The5thFishy Sun 11-Mar-12 09:21:02

And is brilliant for retro stuff, but £££££

thecarbonaraPan Sun 11-Mar-12 09:25:25

you aren't kiddin' 5th, are you? shock

my ardour has suddenly cooled..

The5thFishy Sun 11-Mar-12 09:28:16

Yes that one is a bit Pedlars but some of the other stuff is AMAZING.

CeliaFate Sun 11-Mar-12 09:28:57

My dd can spend an hour in Rymans, it's overtaken Claire's Accessories as her favourite shop. The man behind the counter even gave her a discount yesterday as she was such a loyal customer and was £1 short of what she needed!

EBDteacher Sun 11-Mar-12 09:32:30


I'm currently after a blue Amalfi journal. I want to go into the shop myself though so I have to wait until I have toddler free time. sad

warmandwooly Sun 11-Mar-12 09:34:12

I recently got three packs of bic stickey notes at homebargains for 15p each they also do to do\notes pads for less than a pound.

I am not too fussy regarding stationery at all

Bunbaker Sun 11-Mar-12 09:35:35

I work in stationery smile

FatPatChatsBack Sun 11-Mar-12 09:40:09

I too am an addict, i read somewhere recently that there is a link between sugar addiction and stationary addicton!!?? Its true in my case, anyone else? Off to click linkys smile

MadameChinLegs Sun 11-Mar-12 09:42:33

Wilkinsons, believe it or not. Small, but perfectly formed range of notebooks, pens and files (I have no use for files, but I like to stand and look at them on a shelf).

The only pen I ever use is a Black Bic. I will not compromise. I may find 'a good writer' in another pen, but my loyalty will always remain the The Black Bic.

Pancakeflipper Sun 11-Mar-12 09:45:02

My name is Pancakeflipper and I am very particular regarding my pens, pencils, notelets, writing paper, envelopes and cards.

I freak when my mother buys me notelets in folders called "20 cards for every occasion". I need help for this snobbery. It's shameful.

But I lurve finding beautiful cards.. I have a box of stationery porn.

Bunbaker Sun 11-Mar-12 09:46:40

IMO Bic make the best cheap ballpoint pen and Parker make the best more expensive ballpoint pens. It doesn't make any difference to the writing quality of the pen whether you spend £150 or £5 on a Parker pen as they all use the same refills.

Threelittleducks Sun 11-Mar-12 09:51:03

I need to work in stationery bunbaker! Tell me how!

My name is threelittleducks and I am a stationery addict.

My current favourite is fine line black sharpie on thick lined paper.


Threelittleducks Sun 11-Mar-12 09:53:30

Paperchase recently opened a shop in my town centre. I have never before seen such heavenly goods. Every week I am torn between gorgeous stationery or feeding the family.

It's sick.
In a good way.

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