Paris Pen Stores,  Stationery and Art Supplies

Paris Pen Stores, Stationery and Art Supplies

Pen stores

MoraStylo (7 rue de Tournon, 6e, Métro Odéon or Luxembourg) is the shop of André Mora, France’s leading pen expert. He is also the maker of Oldwin pens (which is a family brand and design unlike any other). At his shop, there is a lovely selection of new and second hand, modern and vintage pens that is most definitely worth a detour. ( is a good option if short on time and want to buy and just pick up).


Plume et Bille (38, rue de l’Arcade, 8e, metro Havre-Caumartin, St Lazare or Madeleine) is a lovely pen shop owned by a fountain pen user and collector. They have the most amazing collection of Pilot-Namiki I have ever seen, as well as Montblanc, Dupont, GvFC, etc. It is a very warm and enjoyable store that I really recommend visiting.



L’Écritoire (61 rue Saint-Martin, 4ème, Metro Châtelet or Hôtel de Ville) is my favorite shop in Paris. The Tardif family has run this little business since 1975 and it is always bustling with classics and new products. They try to focus as much as possible on local artisans and it is the best place to pick up a Jean-Pierre Lépine pen or French artisan made paper.

Delfonics (99 Rue de Rivoli, 1er, Metro Louvre-Rivoli) is little Japanese stationery shop by the notebook brand of the same name. It is located under the Louvre, in the shopping mall called “Caroussel du Louvre”. Other than Delfonics notebooks, the store has a lovely curated collection of stationery items from Japan and France, including well known brands such as Jacques Herbin, Pilot, Platinum, Sailor and Life. Though the shop is small, it’s very hard to leave empty handed.

Papier Tigre (5 Rue des Filles du Calvaire, 3ème, Metro Filles du Calvaire) is a Parisian stationery brand. It's Parisian store has all it's notebooks (excellent for light bullet journals), table calendars, pencils, desk decorations, etc. It's quite unique and fun.

Papeterie Makkura is an amazing online store (based close to Paris). They have an excellent paper selection that includes Tomoe River, Midori, Travelers’ Journal, Clairefontaine... they also carry Pilot pens and ink. Their service is excellent and I really appreciate their work!

Art Supply Stores


Sennelier (3 quai voltaire, 7e métro Saint-Germain-des-Prés) is the best art store in town hands down. They are a family run business and they are famous for the quality of their own pigments, paints, tools, etc... but they also sell all the best quality art supplies in town. Don’t forget to check out the pen, ink, calligraphy and paper section upstairs !

Department stores with a good stationery selection

Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche (24 rue de Sèvres, 7ème, Métro Sèvres-Babylone) is Paris' first department shop founded in 1852 and the inspiration for Émile Zola's "The Ladies Delight" ("Au bonheur des dames"). It's second floor has a large stationery section that mixes luxury pen brands (Namiki, St Dupont, Jacques Herbin...) with high quality favorites (Fabriano, Crown Mill, Papier Tigre, Kaweco...). Though the store is known for its curated selection of luxury clothing rather than its stationery, I go regularly for Jacques Herbin inks (they have the biggest selection of their products in town), Diptyque perfumes and their food selection (Le Bon Marché in the building next door is a culinary experience not to be missed!).

Le BHV (52 rue de Rivoli - Metro Hôtel de Ville) is a big department store in the heart of Paris. It has an entire floor dedicated to books, crafts and stationery that is very popular amongst tourists and locals for their selection of Clairefontaine, day to day stationery and quality pens.

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