Monthly Archives: October 2015

Scriptus Raffle Prizes Preview Part Three!

We can’t wait to see you Sunday. A reminder that tickets will be available at the show—1 for $5 and 3 for $10. The prizes will be on display, and there will be boxes for each item so that you can choose which prizes you want the chance on!


  • Murtaza Amarshi has donated a S.T. Dupont Fidelio Ballpen Blue/Platinum

  • Laywine’s prize package includes: Graf von Faber-Castell Tamitio Midnight Blue fountain pen with a medium nib, Graf von Faber-Castell black leather single pen case, Laywine’s Kind of Blue bottled ink, The Stamford Notebook Company Traveller’s Journal in blue leather with customized foil blocking of the Scriptus 2015 logo..

  • KWZ Ink has donated five bottles of KWZ Ink
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    Refinemark has donated a boxed assortment of fine stationery.

A few more surprises will be there on Sunday. See you there!

Scriptus, Toronto’s Pen & Writing Show, proves the art of writing well is not dead

Our press release came out this morning! Please feel free to share. See you all Sunday!


The historic Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) is the place to be for writing enthusiasts to gather and celebrate the written word on Sunday November 1st at 10 a.m. Last year’s show was a rousing success, so this year’s attendees will see an even more impressive and diverse group of exhibitors from around the world.

This year at Scriptus, attendees can look forward to:

  • fine pens, including fountain pens, old and new;
  • luxurious stationery from all over the world;
  • vibrant inks, in all the colours of the rainbow;
  • learning some calligraphy skills;
  • having your pens repaired;
  • an active community of like-minded writers and readers.

New this year, organizers, with Polish ink master Konrad Zurawski, have developed a Scriptus-exclusive ink that represents the warm tones of a Canadian fall. The aptly named “Maple Red” is a colour that is evocative of the season’s colour change in maple leaves.

Last year, Scriptus attracted over a thousand people and the library was buzzing and packed with whimsy, nostalgia, and romanticism. Come celebrate the lasting, timeless nature of pens and ink. Admission is free. For more information, please

Scriptus is proudly sponsored by ARTiculations, B. Sleuth & Statesman, House of Fine Writing, Knight’s Writing, Laywine’s, Pen World International, Phidon Pens, Refinemark Print Design, Silver Hand Studios, STAEDTLER North America, and Wonder Pens.

Media interviews are available upon request.

For further information: Media Contacts: Philip Akin, 416-712-1174,; David Armstrong, 647-218-3270,; Michelle Leung 604-239-3692

Scriptus Raffle Prizes Preview Part Two!

I hope you’re all getting very excited for the show next weekend! Here’s a sneak preview of the next batch of prizes you can have a chance to win by purchasing raffle tickets at the show. One ticket will be $5, and three for $10.

The prizes will be on display, and there will be boxes for each item so that you can choose which prizes you want the chance on!

  • Take Note Donation

    Take Note has donated a Platinum fountain pen, along with the complete line of their mixable inks.

  • B. Sleuth & Statesman includes: Mont Blanc Cards and Envelopes and this Mont Blanc Project M Fountain Pen

  • Livery Press has donated The Pony: Bound Office file

  • Knight’s Writing has donated: Kaweco DIA2, Leuchtturm1917 Notebook and Kaweco Ink and Cartridges

We look forward to seeing you on November 1. There will be even more prizes available!

Scriptus 2015 Special Edition Ink: Maple Red

We are proud to announce a first for Scriptus, to be released in just two weeks at Scriptus 2015: a new ink, commissioned from ink master Konrad Zurowski, of KWZ Ink, aptly named Maple Red.

Maple Red is a colour that is evocative of the season’s colour change in maple leaves. It is highly saturated, free flowing and represents the intensity, warmth and complexity of a Canadian fall. This ink contains no iron gall, and is safe for use in most fountain pens (we have not yet been able to test it in vintage pens, and so cannot recommend it for use in any pen with a rubber sac or made of vintage plastic.)

There will be a limited supply available, on a first-come first-served basis, at a cost of $12 per 60 mL (2 oz) bottle. It will be available at one of the first tables you see when entering the show (floor maps will be available well in advance of the show).

We look forward to seeing everyone at Scriptus 2015, whether you come for Maple Red, or any of the thousands of other wonderful pen and writing treasures you will find there.

See you on November 1!

Scriptus Raffle Prizes Preview Part One!

Thanks to our generous friends in the writing community for donating these wonderful prizes for our annual raffle. The raffle is essential for us to be able to keep this event free year after year. Tickets will be available at the show—1 for $5 and 3 for $10. The prizes will be on display, and there will be boxes for each item so that you can choose which prizes you want the chance on!

Are you excited to find out what will be up for grabs?

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    Wonderpens has donated a Platinum 3776 fountain pen, with music nib.
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    Staedtler includes: Resina Blue fountain pen, leather case and Staedtler Royal Blue ink.
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    Silverhand Studios has donated a handmade custom pen.
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    Phidon Pens has donated Le Typographie paper and envelopes, and a Franklin Christoph Bellus rollerball pen.
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    Restorers Art has donated a refurbished 1917 Eversharp pencil and nos box of lead.

Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Call For Volunteers

Scriptus 2015 is just a few weeks away, on November 1 in downtown Toronto. We are very nearly at capacity, with over 60 tables booked, and plenty of variety to meet everyone’s writing interests.

Scriptus is unusual among pen shows, as it is non-profit in nature, and admission is free. Thus, a good team of volunteers are again invaluable in making Scriptus a success. Would you be available to help out, even for just an hour or two?

We have posted an information page at: This page includes details regarding job descriptions and times. A handy form is there, which can be submitted online for our volunteer co-coordinator. Thanks in advance for your generous interest in volunteering, and we hope to see you on November 1!