1. Brad

    What a grand idea! One question, if I put in a web order for in store pickup prior to that weekend, could I pick it up at the swap meet?

  2. Anne MacLellan

    Will you be selling your shop items as well at this time or will it only be the items that the sellers have brought & they are selling as individuals?

    • wonderpens

      We’ll have most of our tables cleared off, but if there’s anything from our shop that you’re interested in, we’ll have staff on hand to help out (if it’s pens), grab it from the back etc. If you know what you’d like, you can put it through as an in-store pick-up and we’ll have it ready for you, but it will also be no problem for you to browse and see before purchasing the day of.

      All the sellers will be as individuals (not associated with the shop). Hope this helps! 🙂

  3. Yay! I’ll be there with stuff to sell. Need to unload some pens to pay for my DC trip. Might bring some bungbox inks too. Fun. Looking forward!

    • wonderpens

      So glad to hear it! Can’t wait to see you there – and I’m sure you’ll have some great treasures 🙂

  4. Ruth E. Martin

    What a terrific idea! I only wish I were going to be in town for this. It sounds like it’s going to be a lot of fun.

    • wonderpens

      Yes, I hope it all works out! Keeping my fingers crossed for a cool day, but otherwise hoping to see a few familiar faces – although disappointed you won’t be in town! We might run another of these events if it all works out 🙂

  5. 2yens

    Fundraising for DC too! Will have Karas, Visconti Van Gogh, Vanishing Point, LE Lamy Safaris, and maybe some vintage 🙂

  6. Pat

    So glad to see this is happening! I temember commenting/emailing about something similar to this a while back when looking at a bottle of barely used Quink. It’s nice to see that you all take suggestions seriously 🙂

    Will empty ink vials be available for sale? So people can swap inks

    I hope I’ll be back for that but I also have a packed schedule of ed exams out of town. We shall see 🙂

    • wonderpens

      We sure do take suggestions seriously! We always appreciate people who take the time to share ideas with us.

      Although in this case we’ve been thinking about running an event like this for a while now: the amount of work in the logistics and organization of it, as well as some of the risks that with this type of market have been two big factors in holding off on running it, but we’re biting the bullet.

      We will indeed have empty ink vials and empty ink bottles for sale on that day – actually everything in our shop will be available for sale, just some of it may be cleared off tables and stored in the back. Hope that helps!

  7. Lanis Mosher

    A couple of questions for you. Is there sufficient parking nearby ? What inks do you carry? Will you have a debit/credit machine available for in-store purchases? Thank you.

    • wonderpens

      So sorry for the late response!

      There is paid street parking on Carlaw, a few paid parking lots at Dundas and Carlaw as well as residential street parking in the surrounding neighbhourhoods.

      We do indeed have a debit/credit machine for in-store purchases – you can see all of our inks and available items at our website here: wonderpens.ca

  8. Jens Hembach

    This sounds like fun, and like the perfect opportunity to scale back my collection a bit to free up funds for – what else – new pens!

    I’ll be bringing a number of Lamy Safaris and Al-Stars (most new, limited editions), a Levenger, a TWSBI, a Noodlers, one or two Pilot Falcons, a vintage Stellor flex nib lever filler I don’t know much about, and whatever else I find that would be better off in someone else’s hands than my desk drawer.

    Q: I also have some unused notebooks I don’t need (Field Notes, Leuchtturm, Rollbahn, Moleskine). Can I bring those as well, or are you looking to stick strictly to pens and ink?

    • wonderpens

      Hope you had a great time!

      Sorry for the late response! But yes of course, at events like this notebooks or related stationery is also fine.

  9. Patte

    I should clean out my desk more often. I found a lot more goodies than I thought I had!

    No Nonsense & Vector fountain pens, Vector rollerballs, calligraphy nibs, 2 boxes of vintage Esterbrook dip-nibs, vintage Carter’s ink, a vintage Waterman’s Stalwart with 14k oblique nib & a fresh sac & leverbox, an antique novelty dip-pen that looks like an umbrella…

    I’m going to be filling out a lot of cards on Sunday!

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