We are currently an online shop founded in 2019. We are also a 'by appointment' shop. If you live in the area (or someplace we are visiting), we will bring our selection of pens to you for you to see and try them out. Just give us a call at 708-899-8887 to set up an appointment. We're located about 25 miles North of Chicago.
Not only do we make our own pens but we also carry a variety of other pen brands such as, Benu, Pilot, Platinum, Taccia, TWSBI, and others. We are an authorized retailer for many brands including some which we don't list on our website. Please give us a call if you looking for a specific pen. If we aren't able to get it for you, we probably know somebody that can.
Which brings us to our mission...
The mission we have agreed upon at The Chicago Pen Company is for our company and its employees to be ambassadors of the fountain pen world by assisting people in their understanding, selection, and use of fountain pens and associated writing materials. Some of the ways we accomplish this through one-on-one discussions, seminars, and interaction at various pen events. We are passionate about ensuring our customer’s satisfaction even if it requires sending them to another vendor
From the outset there were specific beliefs on what the company should be that were agreed upon. These are:
Fountain pens have been a joy to us and upfront we decided that if we weren't having fun, we weren't going to continue. Every time things get tough, we stop and ask, "Are we having fun?" So far we've always answered positively. All of the people in the pen community are great, friendly, people that like to have fun. This is why we became a part of it and it is a top priority for us wherever we are with whatever we are doing.
Be An Upstanding Company
We want to be a company where people enjoy to do business. We want to be open with our customers and to be there to answer any questions they might have about our products and services. We strive to do what is right. This comes before all else.
Miracle on 34th Street
No, we are not giving away merchandise on December 25th. We are a small company and consequently we can't carry everything. But we know other companies that might have the item your looking for. If we can't get you what you want when you want it, we will try to point you to somebody that can. That's where the reference to Miracle on 34th Street comes into play.
We are learning addicts. We love to learn about new things all the time. Big or small, it doesn't matter. It just makes life so much more interesting.
Thank you for your interest in The Chicago Pen Company and for visiting our site. Stop by to see us at the next pen show!