Great Pen Stores - Stores of Note - Vancouver Pen
555 Howe St
Tel: (604) 681-1612
At the end of November 2022, Vancouver Pen moved from its West Hasting location to Howe Street. The old store had been one of my regular stops. Vancouver Pen is simply a great place to buy a pen. They offer a great selection as well as great service. Reason enough to come to Vancouver!
Vancouver Pen, started by Margaret and Paul Leveque, has been a Vancouver landmark!
It was back in 1947 that Paul Leveque started working for the Pen Shop in Vancouver. He later was a distributor of Parker, Sheaffer and Cross pens. Margaret, always involved with pens, started the Vancouver Pen Shop in 1986. Margaret passed away in August 2009, and Margot McRae now operates the store.
On your visit you can meet with Margot, Shannon, Fran or the other staff. They are all enthusiastic about pens and helping you select the right pen for you.
You never felt rushed when you are trying out different pens for weight, and then different nibs for smoothness of writing. What more can you ask. The staff know the choice of the right pen takes time.
The store stocks a good selection of pens, including pens in various nib styles where that is an option. Margot has explained they always want to determine the level of service they will receive from the distributor before taking on a line of pens.
They also have good selection of inks - one of the largest selections in Vancouver.