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by Gillian Ching (subscribe)
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Published September 24th 2017
Simply Stunning, Luxury Pens
In an age of laptops, iPads and iPhones you might wonder whether there is a place for the humble pen. The answer is a definite yes and visitors to Brisbane's Pen Shoppe will find that there is nothing humble or outdated about the exquisite 'writing instruments' at this iconic shop.

The Pen Shoppe is located in the suitably stylish Brisbane Arcade in the heart of the city's Queen Street Mall. The arcade was built in 1923 and is a heritage listed building with terrazzo floors balustrades and dado panelling.

Enjoy some shopping at the Brisbane Arcade

Luxury Pens and writing accessories
With internationally renowned, luxury brands including Waterman, Cartier and Mont Blanc, the pens here are like a beautiful, unique piece of jewellery.

The Pen Shoppe stock items related not only to pens and writing accessories but also to handwriting and calligraphy. From desk accessories, cartridges, pen refills, pen pouches and leather goods, there is everything for perfect penmanship.

Photo courtesy Mont Blanc pens webpage

Calligraphy workshops
Learn to create own signature cards, notes and invitations that your friends will envy.

Owner, Barbara Nichol holds personalised penmanship, calligraphy and watercolour pencil workshops in the Brisbane Arcade shop where you can learn to hone your beautiful brush strokes. All classes are $65 for adults and $45 for children and students. Workshop participants includes a free copy of Polishing your Penmanship ($29.95RRP) (for the first workshop).

As well as being fun, the art of handwriting has been shown to improving cognitive function and memory. The Pen Shoppe is open 7 days and may just have that elusive gift for the person who has everything.

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Why? Luxury Pens and Penmanship workshops
When: Friday 9am–7pm / Saturday 9am–5pm / Sunday 11am–4pm / Monday 9am–5pm / Tuesday 9am –5pm / Wednesday 9am – 5pm / Thursday 9am –5pm
Phone: (07) 3229 8650
Where: Shop 24, Ground Level, Brisbane Arcade, 160 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Cost: varies
Your Comment
I love that arcade, Gillian!
by Elaine (score: 3|7665) 1126 days ago
A pen shop is my next favourite to a bookstore, will definitely visit next time I'm in Brisbane. What a beautiful arcade, and great photos Gillian, cheers Marie.
by Maria-MPG Narratives (score: 2|826) 1125 days ago
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