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Top 10 Gift Ideas for Fountain Pen Lovers

You’re buying it for yourself, so that doesn’t make you any less thoughtful, right? Just so you feel a little better, I found this list by surfing my favorite site, for an hour looking for things I’d like for myself in order to share with you today. 🙂 Okay, so the first one is […]

Quotes on Writing and Their Relevance Today

Famous Writing Quotes and Their Relevance Today

Now a days I find myself delving into the words of authors for inspiration and a way to re-frame my life when my motivation is waning. Here are some writing quotes that resonate with me. Ashwin Sanghi Writing is an intensely personal activity. I can pen down my best thoughts when I’m alone. But when […]

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5 Uncomfortable Truths About Fountain Pens

I’m happy that fountain pens are experiencing a resurgence around the world. While availability of fountain pens continues to be a challenge, many are finding their new writing instruments online. It’s a beautiful hobby full of tradition and you can pursue it anywhere! Writing with fountain pens isn’t all roses, and there are some uncomfortable […]


10 Must Have Fountain Pen Accessories Under $25

Fountain Pens are an expensive hobby. They cost a bundle and inks and papers can easily outpace your cheaper pens. Once you come to grips with the money you spent on the bare necessities it can be daunting to think about spending another fortune on accessories. The good news is there are loads of fountain accessories […]

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what to expect in 2016

What To Expect From BFP in 2016

Welcome to 2016 Fountain Pen Friend, 2015 was one of my more challenging years. We moved a little over a year ago, and I’m still unpacking and clearing out things to donate to charity. We bought a fixer-upper and the dust has settled in 2/3 of the house. It’s about to commence for the last […]

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Survey Results Are In: BFP Readers’ View

A tremendous thanks to everyone who shared their feedback on my recent survey. I hope it’s the first of many discoveries I can share; I want this blog to cover topics that you care about, so please share any suggestions in future surveys, or by email to info @ (No spaces, I’m trying to keep […]

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10 Most Popular Among Readers

You’ve probably seen my favorite fountain pens by price and by brand. Now I’m revealing the most popular among my readers, (based upon what they’ve been buying this year). This list isn’t dominated by one brand, and there’s a surprise reader pick in here!  Here are the favorites, a mixture of fountain pens, notebooks and inks. Fountain […]