As a child in Pune, the start of the school year was made tolerable only and only because of new stationery! A new ‘compass box’, colorful sketch pens, royal looking ink pens, and a new satchel; that entire kit made me feel so proud of myself.
Although considerably away from my childhood today, I still have a thing for Parker pens and vintage ink pens. Nothing can replace the feeling of writing with a good pen; all the typing on our tablets, laptops, and cellphones doesn’t even come close. Touch screens can’t ever replace the experience of a nib touching brand new paper, can they? So, here’s a list of six amazing stationery stores in Pune for the child as well as the adult within us!
Venus Traders Stationery Superstore | ABC | FC Road | Kothrud | Magarpatta | Wanowrie
My childhood revolved around Venus Traders! Shopping for stationery was just an excuse for spending some time around their collection. Exploring the marker pens, the colouring books, art supplies, all the fancy ink pens really had an impression on me. Today, Venus Traders is a big name, with most of our office supplies being sourced from them. With five of their branches being scattered across the city, Venus Traders is a one-stop solution for literally ALL our stationery needs.
The Voice of Paper | Bhandarkar Road
Sheer heaven for handcrafted paper fans, The Voice of Paper caters to all your paper needs. Notebooks, folders, diaries, all made from high quality handcrafted paper can be bought here. Forget ordering and importing paper online, The Voice of Paper can cater to all your paper demands.
Papertells | Shivaji Nagar
Another fine option for buying handmade paper, Papertells specialises in everything related to paper. Unique prints, textures, designs crafted from organic paper are the highlights of this store. They emphasise on eco-friendly products, so that’s another positive of shopping here!
Gaurav Enterprises | Koregaon Park
A must-visit for your art supply needs, Gaurav Enterprises is a two-floored shop that will rescue you from your painting supply worries. Oil paints, acrylics, brushes, even calligraphy supplies are sold at this store, making it a unique addition to our list.
Hobby Ideas | Phoenix Marketcity
Viman Nagar really has it all now; Hobby Ideas sells what their name suggests- everything that the artist within you needs to flourish. Check them out- something at their store might just inspire you to pick up the brush once again if you’ve given up on your hobby!
William Penn | Phoenix Market City
A store dedicated to just pens? Yes, please! Personalised gifts, desktop items, imported ink and ball pens are just some of the things at this store which will make our eyes sparkle in delight. Also, William Penn offers excellent corporate gifting options, so there, another of your gifting worry solved!
Also, in case you didn’t know, it’s world Fountain Pen Day on November 2nd! You know where to go get yourself one now!