Stores of Note - Great Pens Stores
108 East Queen Street
Tel: (757) 722-7712
A full-line stationery and office supply store with an extensive line of new pens in all price ranges. You will find the prices to be list but a good selection of pens and inks from which to choose. They have an extensive stock of inks, converters, cartridges and will ink up a pen to let you test drive it without obligation. They are in the same storefront location since 1932, and the place seems older than that, but it is always a pleasant visit to see what's new on the pen market. [Thanks - A. Harmantas]
The Norfolk Stationary Co. Inc.
103 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Tel: (757) 625-2511
This store is noted as it as a good selection and helpful staff. Getting the pen that is right for you is what it is all about, and feeling comfortable with a purchase, at any price point, builds ongoing business: "Really appreciated not having a bigger purchase pushed on me. I think they took me at my word that if my little experiment worked, I'd be back for an upgrade. And I will."
4655 - 205 Monticello Avenue
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
A "thumbs-up" on this little stationery store where there are excellent staff with lots of patience to let customers try out pens before making any decision. The store has a selection of Cross pens as well as a few other makes. (Ed)