Tucked away in Tampa’s SoHo district is the city’s only independent stationery store, The Paper Seahorse. I went for my first visit today.
The store bills itself as a ‘Paperie and Makerie.’
There was a large selection of items, arranged in several rooms.
One display was devoted to the Traveler’s line, including just about every kind of refill.
(I’ll never be able to see a globe again without thinking of the globe room at Ito-ya in Japan.)
Pens from all of the usual suspects were available, including Kaweco, Lamy, and Faber-Castell.
Plenty of pads and notebooks, including Tomoe River paper, as well as handwriting and calligraphy primers. There were also some hand-turned calligraphy penholders and a large selection of ink.
There is quite a bit for typewriter fans, including a typing/writing bar and supplies. The company has a large stock of typewriters for sale.
The company also hosts workshops on topics such as calligraphy and hand-lettering.
There’s less by way of pencils, vintage or otherwise, but I’ve got plenty already. It’s nice just to see so many items in person that I otherwise have to order by mail—and in Tampa to boot.