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to Sep 21

11th Anniversary Celebrations

It’s that time of year again!

We would like to invite all of our customers old and new to join us for the celebration of our 11th Anniversary. For two days only, enjoy a fantastic 30% discount on all in-stock items*, from sheen-iest inks to the finest paper. Join our special guests for fabulous giveaways, creative demonstrations and more! Reps from your favourite brands will be on hand to answer all your burning questions. We will also be hosting a small exhibition of highlights from completed runs of the 100 Notebook Project, a community engagement initiative supported by us which has exploded in the past year.

It’s going to be a fantastic weekend, and we look forward to seeing everyone!

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11:00 AM11:00

Faber-Castell & Graf von Faber-Castell Showcase

Our 2019 brand open-house brings together the full range of writing instruments from renowned sister brands Faber-Castell and Graf von Faber-Castell. Join local lettering artist and bullet journaler, Tisa Mui (@tisamuico) as she demonstrates how Faber-Castell’s vast range of calligraphy products can be used to create beautiful paper projects and journal pages. Invite your kids to complete a sketch at our doodle station to receive a fun writing gift. Last but not least, be sure to enter our prize draw for a fabulous GvFC fountain pen.

Take advantage of the one-day-only special in-store discount on all Faber-Castell and Graf von Faber-Castell products. From the popular Loom pens to the luxury Intuition series, this showcase is a great chance to discover one of the highlights of German stationery.

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2:00 PM14:00

Italic Calligraphy with Aline Chan

Italic is a semi-cursive style of calligraphy developed during the Renaissance. It is an elegant style with high legibility, making it very popular for all types of paper projects. This workshop on Italic is perfect for intermediate-level students who are already familiar with foundational calligraphy techniques.

Supplies: Pilot (3.8mm) Parallel Pen, 3mm dip pen nib, dip pen holder, ink, pencil, eraser, ruler, grid paper pad

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11:00 AM11:00

Unpack: A Journaling Open-House + Notebook Showcase

Our first feature event of 2019 is a launch of not one, but EIGHT new brands at Phidon! Over the course of our travels in the past year, our team scoured the planet to find unique, high-quality paper products and have been eagerly anticipating their introduction to the Phidon community. Featured brands will include Notem (Denmark), Kakimori (Japan), Laika (Mexico), Ecojot (Canada), and more! Local bookbinder Alistair MacLellan will be visiting our store that day to show you the latest collaboration between MacLellan Books and Phidon: a much requested Tomoe River Paper notebook. He will hold a short Q&A session to explain his work process and how his beautiful notebooks are made.

We also welcome local creatives Kata Law & Heather Franklin, who will be co-hosting a journaling open-house. Bring your own journals and we’ll provide the supplies for you to sketch, draw and write alongside these two amazing artists. They will be sharing tips and inspiration for unleashing your daily creativity.

Refreshments will be provided, so come join us for a fantastic day of stationery fun!

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11:00 AM11:00

Phidon x Local Pop-Up Market & 3rd Annual Lamy Event

It’s a double-feature, pen extravaganza! Support local and join us as we host the final Phidon x Local Pop-Up Market of the year. Artisans and craftsmen (Evything Studio, MacLellan Books, Wanderlust Watercolours & Yenderings) from our own backyard will be visiting with their beautifully handcrafted stationery and writing accessories. We will also be holding our 3rd Annual Lamy Event on the same day to showcase the entire product line-up of this popular German pen-maker. There will be a special discount on all Lamy products, as well as demonstrations and Q&A opportunities.

As an added bonus, we will be joined by pen blogger Azizah Asgarali of Gourmet Pens! She will be holding a meet-and-greet at Phidon and sharing her love for all things fountain pens with fellow penthusiasts.

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5:00 PM17:00

Galt Holiday Open House

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‘Tis the season! Join us as we kick off the holiday season in Galt alongside several other local shops. If you haven’t visited our downton in a little while, be sure to drop by and greet our new neighbours. We will be hosting a writing station in our workshop room, so come prepared to write and decorate your Christmas cards!

Pens and inks will be provided, not to mention refreshments and treats as well. We can also help you put a beautiful wax seal stamp on your card to add a bit of vintage flair

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10:00 AM10:00

Scriptus Toronto Pen Show

  • Metro Reference Library (2nd Floor Appel Salon) (map)
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The biggest pen event in Canada is back for another year! Join us as we travel to Toronto to share our love of writing and drawing with fellow pen-thusiasts at Scriptus, the Toronto pen show. This year, we will be joined by the talented Kata Emmerton-Law (IG: @kataish) at our table, who will be demonstrating a variety of inks and all the fun things you can do with fountain pens and more! Whether you’re a seasoned fountain pen user, or just a little bit pen-curious, we’re sure there will be something at the show just for you. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our show specials!

Free entry.

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to Sep 15

Tenth Anniversary Celebrations

Phidon Pens first opened its doors in September 2008 at 63 Dickson Street. Ten years later, we are still amazed by the passionate community who have continued to visit us, and ever grateful for the support you have all given to us. What an incredible decade it has been!

On this occasion, we would like to invite friends old and new to come join us in celebrating our 10th anniversary on September 14th & 15th, 2018. There will be lots of gifts and prizes to be won, not to mention all the fun events we have planned. As is tradition, we will be running our hugely anticipated anniversary sale as well.

Come join us for coffee and tea next weekend! We look forward to seeing each and everyone of you!

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