The New York Times recently did a piece on the best places to shop in Carmel. We were excited to see our name printed next to our friends at The Cheese Shop, The Hat Shop, Eco Carmel, and Weston Galleries.
Here is what they had to say about us:
Detlef Bittner, the owner of this 25-year-old shop, is passionate about keeping the art of old-fashioned writing alive. He carries about 30 brands of pens from countries like Italy, Germany and France, but the ones from Japan, like a black lacquer emperor pen, are particularly notable. The international selection of cotton paper is the ideal accompaniment.
– The New York Times
Good on the New York Times for mentioning our quaint little corner of the world.
Carmel packs a big punch in a small space that simply cannot be ignored.
We extend a big thank you to the NYT.
But here is the interesting part…
As we read the article we realized that we have a lot in common with the New York Times.
If it’s one thing that the New York Times understands it is the importance of the written word. Writing is a core part of what they do and it’s a core part of what we do.
But it’s not just about writing.
It’s about writing with the best possible instruments. It’s about respecting the sacred act of taking a thought or idea and bringing it into the light of the physical world.
It’s also about your personal style and knowing that wherever you go you probably have the coolest pen in the room.
Writing is all these things because it is multi-dimensional. Multi faceted.
It is true, nothing beats the smell of fresh journal paper or the sound of a fountain pen dragging effortlessly across the page.
And what about the deep colorful hues in a bottle of fresh ink you ask?
Yes, it’s all part of the subtle pleasure of writing.
If you haven’t already you must visit us at our shop in Carmel By the Sea.
However, if California is too far you don’t have to miss out on our collections of fine writing instruments.
We have built a web store to bring the Bittner experience to you. It is packed with all of our finest pens, ink and stationery.
We know that we have something that you will fall in love with. A pen that adds to your unique character. A pen you will find excuses to use.
The old saying is true…
The right pen could be the one thing missing from your life, or at least your pocket.
We would like to thank the New York Times for featuring us in their paper.
We would like to thank you for supporting us for the last 25 years!
2016 is going to see some seriously awesome stuff in the world of fine writing.
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Bittner, the Pleasure of Writing