Great Pen Stores - Stores of Note - Vancouver Pen
512 West Hastings St
Tel: (604) 681-1612
Living in Vancouver, this is one of my regular stops. Vancouver Pen is 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 is 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 will never feel 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.
I have been shopping here for years and have always found the staff to go to all ends to help you out.
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 -- including Private Reserve, Montblanc, Parker, and Waterman. They also carry Clairefontaine note books.
The store, is located on West Hastings Street between Richards and Seymour, down a few blocks down from the main Georgia/Granville shopping area and right opposite the Simon Fraser downtown campus.
I do enjoy my visits at Vancouver Pen. Pen stores range from the chic to comfortable, and the store has feeling that just makes you comfortable. There is amply staff to help you look and just talk about pens, never the pressure to buy, and they stand behind their sales.
Not much more you can ask than that.