My First Pen Show!
There’s a cool little store in Lexington, Kentucky called Leather Inc. They’re focus is on (obviously, leather goods)…..leather goods 😉 luggage, travel oriented stuff and – PENS! Each year they sponsor a pen show, and each past year, I’ve had somewhere else I’ve had to be. Until this year.
This year, I was in town, my wife and kids were out of town (that is, no boy scouts, girl scouts, dance rehearsals, camp outs, doctors appointments or mining rescues) so I was able to go to my first pen show. While I know that this show isn’t anywhere on the level of a DC Pen show, after all, this is little ‘ole Lexington, but from the perspective of a (former) pen show virgin, it was pretty cool!
Now this is not a “commercial” for Leather Inc, but I can’t say enough about the folks that operate this establishment. They are always friendly and helpful; never any pressure or pushy sales people. And even though most of their inventory is kind of high-end stuff (at least for my wallet), their prices are very good. I came away today with a bottle of Private Reserve Spearmint ink cheaper than I can get it anywhere on the net.
Though this experience can’t really be considered the same as seeing pens in the wild (see previous post), meeting other pen people is the same sort of experience. Doctors, lawyers, postal workers, insurance agents (Me. We’re awesome.), all just folks with a common interest love for pens.
Here’s a few more pic’s of the show: