Writer's Bloc has permanently closed. Thanks for your support over the past 10 years!STORE CLOSING SALE
It is with mixed feelings that we announce we will be closing the Writer’s Bloc online store in November 2017. We are holding a going out of business sale offering deeper discounts on all of our popular items in an effort to clear out our inventory. We want to send out a special thank you to our loyal customers and deeply appreciate all of your support over the years. You’ve introduced us to some fabulous brands that we love and write with on a daily basis such as Clairefontaine, Rhodia, LAMY, Noodlers, Pelikan, Pilot, Aston Leather, and so many others. You will certainly be missed. Thank you for all of your heart warming goodbye messages!
"I just want to say that I'll miss your online store and blog, am sad you’ve had to make this decision, and I wish you the best with your journey. Thank you for sharing your joy of things pen-and-paper, and your lovely writing samples and ink drawings."
"I am so sad that y'all are closing. I went to your bricks-and-mortar store when I lived in Portland, and I was surprised to see that you are based in Houston when I moved back here. Sigh. Thanks for all the great pens, journals, and other goodies over the years."
"Thank you for your years of service - you will be greatly missed!"
"Sad to see you go! Thank you for saying goodbye with a great sale."
"This site introduced me to the Clairefontaine notebooks and Quo Vadis planners. This was the only site I could buy Clairefontaine loose sheets of paper. I introduced so many friends and family to the wonders of good writing paper."
"I will really miss the site, but of course sometimes there are more important things to life. I wish everyone behind Shopwritersbloc the best of luck!"
"I'm _very_ *very* sad to see writersbloc go -- you've been my sole source of Clairefontaine and Rhodia for years. I wish you the best of luck, but hope you open again soon!"
"I thank you for the wonderful service over the years and I am sorry, very sorry, that you are ending your marvelous store."
"You are the only place I can find these wonderful books. Thank you and good luck!"
"Thank you for the sale, and for making these hard to find products available. I will miss you guys."
"So very to see you go - thank you for the years of stellar service and product selection - you'll be missed!"
"Thank you for all your service these years. We will miss your courtesy and service."
"Happiest of retirement to you! Thank you for your store. I've saved so much $$ by shopping with you."
"I'm sorry to hear you're closing! Thank you for all the great memories! Back in 2009ish, you were the only place I could find a Quo Vadis Robert Hererra (?) Habana notebook without paying insane prices on Ebay (plus non-US customs and shipping charges). Best wishes for your future!"
We love writing with good quality fountain pens, writing instruments and paper so it was only natural for us to create Writer's Bloc to share what we love with others that have the same passion, and to inspire others to develop a love for writing.
Our first retail shop opened in 2006 on NW 23 Avenue in Portland, Oregon - the home of rain, flowers, rain, lots of craft breweries and some great coffee. In the autumn of 2014 we made a big move to Houston, Texas. When we first started we had a large display of our favorite Eurogames and focused on a variety of pens, unique journals, office supplies and stationery from Asia that we love. Many customers would come in and ask for their favorite writing materials such as Rhodia and Clairefontaine paper so we decided to order it and expand our selection.
Tourists from across the USA and Canada would often stop by our shop and exclaim that they wished they could find the same quality writing materials back home! These customers inspired us to open our online store to make high quality pens and paper available even in the remotest part of America. When it comes to waiting for a package to arrive, we're as impatient as the next guy. Our goal is to ship as many orders as possible within 1-2 business days by the fastest, most economical method possible so that customers won't have to wait long for an order to arrive.
We founded the Writer's Bloc Blog
in 2008 to assist writers and online shoppers in several ways. One way is by giving them enough details about a product that they can feel as if they are in the store looking at the actual product itself. It provides how-to instructions for both beginning and advanced fountain pen users.
The idea behind Writer's Bloc is to help people create a writing system for themselves using something special. The experience of taking pen to paper and writing should be inspiring and fun and we try to provide high quality products to enhance this experience. We're very selective about the products we sell - if we wouldn't use it ourselves we don't sell it.
What our customers are saying:
"This is the best place I've found in the U.S. to buy Clairefontaine and Rhoda notebooks and paper. Clairefontaine and Rhodia notebooks have the absolute best paper quality. If you use fountain pens, as I do, no other paper will do. Even if you use a ballpoint, once you've written on this paper, you'll never want to write on anything else. Writer's Bloc has widest selection of these notebooks and loose papers, and their website is easy to use. I got my order earlier than expected, and it was packed perfectly -- none of the notebooks arrived bent or otherwise sullied. Everything about this shopping experience was superb."
"After searching online Writers Bloc had the absolute best price on my Quo Vadis planner refill, and the rate of shipping. Way to be amazing!"
"Love this place so much I keep coming back! Fast shipping and things have never arrived broken. Thanks for being awesome, shopwritersbloc. You all rock it."
"This site is great for what I need--pens, refills, journals and notebooks. Prices are usually better than competitors, especially on LAMY pens; the descriptions and photos of products are clear, complete, and helpful; and the site is easy to navigate via several options. I've written to them a few times and receive helpful answers within 24 hours. The USPS priority mail shipping is inexpensive and reliable. I go here before I go anywhere else for my writing supplies."
"I have purchased from Writers' Bloc frequently over the past few years and am constantly amazed about the excellent selection of notebooks, pens, et al. that they present continuously."
"A great product selection, fast service, reasonable prices. The site offers incredible deals for fountain pens and ink supplies."
"An very good selection of high quality European notebooks and papers. Quick shipping and fair pricing. They feed my addiction to beautiful paper."
"I absolutely love your store and website! It is well organized and the variety of products (not to mention prices) is simply wonderful! I cannot thank your company enough for such fast service and shipping on orders. I will forever return to your on-line store for future fountain pen supplies."
"Terrific company, good prices and selection, amazingly quick service and shipping, and good communication, they made me feel like they really appreciated my business."
"Thanks so much for creating such a great online shopping experience. Your website is beautiful and easy to use, and I love getting the updates on products and ideas from your blog!"
"My ink order arrived this afternoon via US mail in good condition. Thanks much for your instantaneous service. Based on your service (and entirely reasonable prices), I have decided you are my one and only ink -- and office supplies -- supplier... whatever business I have WILL come to you. Thanks again for the good service and good prices!"
"Customer Service is a rare thing these days and the fact is that most people complain when things aren't right, so I want to take the time to thank you for your outstanding customer service. I ordered it last night ASAP and I look forward to receiving it. I will of course be ordering the refills from you yearly and plan to peruse your web site for other stationary needs and gifts. It has been a pleasure dealing with your company - may your business prosper."
"Just want to say that I was absolutely thrilled that you shipped my order only a couple of hours after I placed it. And today, again so happy that it arrived much earlier than I thought it would. You had the items in stock that I wanted, and I want to thank you for providing just what I needed...quickly!"
"I received exactly what I ordered, in good condition, and it arrived much earlier than I anticipated, well before the 8-10 day standard shipping time."
"Dependable seller--I've reordered my favorite notepads several times and plan to continue."
"Outstanding selection of quality products, some of which I have not seen on other websites. Excellent service ...and they actually respond to emails!"
"Keep up the good work and supplies - this is the first place I always come to for my fountain pen needs."
"Thanks very much for the lightning fast service. Also, thanks for shipping the notebooks in a box. I really appreciate it."
"The best place I have found for Academic Minister. Fast shipping and always just what I need!"