Flax Pen to Paper

Flax Pen to Paper A unique collection of pens, paper and gifts. 310.208.3529 www.flaxpentopaper.com Meyer Flax opened his first art supply store on 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles in 1931.
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Little did he know that what he started would become a Westwood Village institution. The legendary FLAX Art Supplies at the Lindbrook location (one of the first stores in Westwood Village) was opened by Meyer's son Harvey in 1950. For over 50 years it stood as a landmark for artists and creative people. In 2002, when Harvey retired, his daughter, Joan, and her husband, Phil, decided to open a new store and go in a new direction; they set out to create their “dream” store. “We were driving home on the 405 one night, talking about a special place where pens and papers are sold together in a totally unique way … where people will enjoy spending time.” Phil remembers it well. Keeping with the family tradition of a Westwood village location, Joan and Phil created Flax Pen to Paper on Gayley Avenue. The store is a glass and wood architectural masterpiece where light floods in and walls of color tantalize your senses. The pleasurable surroundings lead up to what rests within the elegant cases: some of the most exquisite pens in the world, with models for everyone from serious collectors to students. In 2020, Phil and Joan entrusted the store to their friend, Jeremy Saumure (near to his 5th year “Flaxiversary”), who works with Jeremy Schuster, Gabriela Acevides-Mendez and Ryan Finnegan to serve you and source unique items to keep you visiting and patronizing Flax Pen To Paper. You might even see Joan or Phil some days.

Operating as usual

It’s that time again!
11/14/2020

It’s that time again!

The #pen #sale begins today!!! Stop in or go online and shop from now until November 21st and save 20% on most of our fine writing instruments. Use code 20202NDPS when shopping on www.flaxpentopaper.com .... some exclusions apply.

#pensale #fountainpen #rollerballpen #ballpointpen #pencillovers #fountainpenaddict #fountainpens #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #shoplocal #westwoodvillage #westwood #losangeles #socalliving

The #pen #sale begins today!!! Stop in or go online and shop from now until November 21st and save 20% on most of our fi...
11/14/2020

The #pen #sale begins today!!! Stop in or go online and shop from now until November 21st and save 20% on most of our fine writing instruments. Use code 20202NDPS when shopping on www.flaxpentopaper.com .... some exclusions apply.

#pensale #fountainpen #rollerballpen #ballpointpen #pencillovers #fountainpenaddict #fountainpens #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #shoplocal #westwoodvillage #westwood #losangeles #socalliving

The latest Fritz Glass pieces just arrived at Flax! Time to start thinking about gifts for the holidays or for you.#frit...
11/11/2020

The latest Fritz Glass pieces just arrived at Flax! Time to start thinking about gifts for the holidays or for you.

#fritzglassart #artisan #glasswork #artistsoninstagram #art #holidaygifts #shop #shoplocal #flaxpentopaper #westwoodvillage #losangeles #socal #california

Happy Fountain Pen Day!!! Today and tomorrow, we will be offering 10% off most of our fountain pens to celebrate! DM us ...
11/06/2020

Happy Fountain Pen Day!!! Today and tomorrow, we will be offering 10% off most of our fountain pens to celebrate! DM us and let us know how you’re celebrating, you may win a prize! Don’t forget to visit www.flaxpentopaper.com to enter our fountain pen day giveaway. There’s a chance to win a Cross ATX, Pelican Edelstein ink, mnemosyne pads, Esterbrook Pen Company nook and other items.

Fountain Pen Day is November 6th!Started in 2012 by Cary Yaeger, Fountain Pen Day is celebrated annually on the first Fr...
11/03/2020

Fountain Pen Day is November 6th!

Started in 2012 by Cary Yaeger, Fountain Pen Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in November. It is a celebratory day for fountain pen enthusiasts to embrace, promote and share the use of fountain pens.

In honor of Fountain Pen Day, Flax Pen to Paper will have most of its fountain pens on sale on November 6th and 7th. We will also have giveaway drawings. "First prize" is a Cross ATX Fountain Pen and there will be drawings for other goodies from Esterbrook and others, too.

Note: You must register specially for this event, either in-store or on our website. Entries close at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time on November 7, 2020. No purchase necessary.

To enter visit www.flaxpentopaper.com

Other ways to celebrate:

Write a letter to someone with your favorite fountain pen and ink. Under your signature you can write the pen & ink used.

Go through your stationery collection and use some you have saved for a special occasion. Surprise a friend with your vintage paper.

Make an IFP (Intro to Fountain Pens) pack for a friend.

Post on your favorite forum or blog by writing with your fountain pen, then taking a picture of what you wrote and posting it. Under your signature, write what pen & ink you used.

Instead of typing Facebook status updates and tweets on Twitter, write them and upload a picture of them (mention the reason you’re doing this as well – and what pen and ink you used).

Take one of the pens you don’t use and send it to a friend with a handwritten note. If you don’t want to part with one of your fountain pens, shop with Flax Pen to Paper and have a fountain pen sent to your friend.

Make this the weekend you have your pen club meet up.

Turn off your computer, put down the phone - spend a little time writing.

Look what arrived! The Sailor 10th Anniversary Cocktail Series Limited Edition set! A decade of pens all in one place. S...
10/30/2020

Look what arrived! The Sailor 10th Anniversary Cocktail Series Limited Edition set! A decade of pens all in one place. Stop in and see it...or take it home with you! #sailorpens #fountainpenaddict #fountainpencommunity #writersofinstagram #fountainpensofinstagram #japan #cocktail #limitededition #shoplocal #losangeles #westwoodvillage #socal #westside

A couple of new things in the store! We’re thrilled to now offer Folio Press & Paperie  stationery and greeting cards. W...
10/10/2020

A couple of new things in the store! We’re thrilled to now offer Folio Press & Paperie stationery and greeting cards. We also brought in the Elmo Fantasy Bloom collection from Montegrappa... stop in and see these stunning pieces and much more!

#Halloween is just around the corner! While we may not be going out to #trickortreat ... why not send a treat in the mai...
10/08/2020

#Halloween is just around the corner! While we may not be going out to #trickortreat ... why not send a treat in the mail! #halloweencard #thegoodtwin #dearhancock #thegoodtwinco #greatarrow #bellroy #fall #fallvibes #shoplocal #shopsmall #westwood #losangeles #westwoodvillage #writersofinstagram #writemoreletters #karenadamsdesigns

We've extended our shopping hours for you!Tuesday-Friday - 11am-6:30pmSaturday - 11am-5:30pmSunday and Monday - Closed S...
10/07/2020

We've extended our shopping hours for you!

Tuesday-Friday - 11am-6:30pm
Saturday - 11am-5:30pm
Sunday and Monday - Closed

Stop in and browse or hop on our website and see what we've been adding! www.flaxpentopaper.com

We always love when new greeting cards come in, especially when they’re from @goldteethbrooklyn !!! Such stunning screen...
09/22/2020

We always love when new greeting cards come in, especially when they’re from @goldteethbrooklyn !!! Such stunning screen printed images. #goldteethbrooklyn #screenprinting #screenprint #greetingcards #functionalart #writemoreletters #writemoretextless #sendmoremail #shopsmall #shoplocal #shoplosangeles #westwood #westwoodvillage #flaxpentopaper

Giving the new Esterbrook JR a try. It matches my shirt, nothing like a great pen to finish off an outfit for the day! P...
09/21/2020

Giving the new Esterbrook JR a try. It matches my shirt, nothing like a great pen to finish off an outfit for the day! Perfect pen for on the go, come in and checkout the colors!

Living Free Jewelry is now at Flax! Unique pieces from a local artisan.
09/19/2020

Living Free Jewelry is now at Flax! Unique pieces from a local artisan.

Something new is coming to Flax! Stay tuned to see the rest of the Collection!#somethingnew #livingfreejewelry #artisan ...
09/18/2020

Something new is coming to Flax! Stay tuned to see the rest of the Collection!

#somethingnew #livingfreejewelry #artisan #bracelets @livingfreejewelry #handmadejewelry #shoplocal #flaxpentopaper #shopsmallbusiness #westwood #westwoodvillage #losangeles

Thoughts? Ideas? Unsaid rants? Sounds like you could use a journal and a good pen! - Penlux Blue Swirl - Hanaduri journa...
09/15/2020

Thoughts? Ideas? Unsaid rants? Sounds like you could use a journal and a good pen! - Penlux Blue Swirl - Hanaduri journal

#writemoreletters #textlesswritemore #writersofinstagram #penlux #fountainpen #fountainpens #jowo #journals #writersofinstagram #hanaduri #flaxpentopaper #itoyaofamerica #shoplocal #westwoodvillage #westwood #losangeles

Flax Pen to Paper is proud to offer the Naginata Togi Special Nibs from the Sailor Pen Company.“It is said that with a t...
09/03/2020

Flax Pen to Paper is proud to offer the Naginata Togi Special Nibs from the Sailor Pen Company.

“It is said that with a treasured fountain pen, the writer assumes an air of accomplishment as they practice the art of fine handwriting. As one writes, one expresses his innermost thoughts and passions to the world. A pen in the hand becomes an extension of the body and soul. Writing with a fountain pen is a romantic link to our past culture that allows a personal expression that cannot be emulated by today’s sterile forms of communication. Rising above the times a fountain pen will stay, and forever remain, the purest means of self-expression.

To that end, Sailor was fortunate to enjoy the innovative skills of master nib designer Nobuyoshi Nagahara, and prowess of his son Yukio Nagahara. For decades they passionately became one with their craft and today Mr. Yukio Nagahara personally oversees and directs the design process of Sailor’s unique nibs, based on the legacy that his father graciously established with an exclusive series of very unique styles of nibs and pens, which Sailor proudly offers as part of its special nib range. These pens, just like the man that crafted them, are truly unique in design, character and personality.

Fine pen nibs can only be produced by professionally skilled craftsman who painstakingly produce them one by one…

First, gold and other precious metals are melted and rolled into a plate. It is then crafted into shape and iridium-tipping material is carefully applied to the pen nib. The tipping material applied begins to determine the nib width. Refinement and polishing is then needed to prepare it for the next step…

At this stage the perfect ink flow and nib elasticity is determined. With careful precision, the nib is severed along an exact vertical line. This process insures correct air flow and flexibility unique to each Sailor nib.

Finally, the top of the nib and the writing surface are meticulously polished and tuned to ensure the smoothest writing experience possible. Now, the nib is truly born into a life of its own; conceived, crafted, refined and presented to you to complete its journey…”

- The Sailor Pen Company

The Specialty Nibs are offered in Medium-Fine, Medium and Broad. For more information , please feel free to reach out pop in the store.

Today is the LAST DAY of the PEN SALE. stop in before 5pm or give us a call for mail orders and save 20% on most of our ...
08/29/2020

Today is the LAST DAY of the PEN SALE. stop in before 5pm or give us a call for mail orders and save 20% on most of our fine writing instruments!!!!
We are committed to your safety at Flax, so we'll be wearing masks and keeping socially distant while providing personal service. We hope to be your reason to come out and spend a little time with us but, of course, you can always call or email us for orders.

We appreciate your cooperation and patronage and look forward to seeing you ................................................................ #pensale #fountainpen #fountainpenaddict #fountainpenaofinstagram #fountainpenink #fountainpennetwork #shoplocal #shopsmall #westwood #westwoodvillage #losangeles #california #flaxpentopaper #aurora #fabercastell #waterman #montegrappa #penlux #esterbrook #pilotpen #namikipen #sailorpen #crosspens #monteverde #diplomatpens #conklinpens #kawecopen #visconti #pineiderpens #lamy

The Esterbrook Pen Company Sparkle Esties have arrived. Time to get your sparkle on!
08/14/2020

The Esterbrook Pen Company Sparkle Esties have arrived. Time to get your sparkle on!

Fritz Glass is at Flax Pen to Paper... Stop in to see these extraordinary pieces of functional art!
08/13/2020

Fritz Glass is at Flax Pen to Paper... Stop in to see these extraordinary pieces of functional art!

JellyCat has arrived at #Flax Pen to Paper .... stop in for a look or a squeeze!
08/06/2020

JellyCat has arrived at #Flax Pen to Paper .... stop in for a look or a squeeze!

The Sailor Pen trunk show is today at Flax Pen to Paper- from 11-4pm!We know you've been cooped up for too long, so we'v...
07/25/2020

The Sailor Pen trunk show is today at Flax Pen to Paper- from 11-4pm!

We know you've been cooped up for too long, so we've put this trunk show together with Sailor to welcome you back and show you some limited edition and special items you likely won't see elsewhere. Everyone is asked to respect distancing rules and use a face mask to ensure a safe, relaxing and enjoyable experience at Flax so please, join us!

#sailorink #sailorpen @sailor.pen.northamerica #trunkshow #fountainpen #fountainpenaddict #fountainpennetwork #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #writemoreletters #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness #westwoodvillage #westwood #losangeles #flaxpentopaper #wickedwitchofthewest #kingofpen #sailor1911 #sailorprogear #limitededition @sailor.pen

Flax Pen to Paper
07/19/2020

Flax Pen to Paper

The Sailor Pen Company’s North American distributor will be at Flax this Saturday with a curated selection of writing instruments, inks and more!

Keep any eye out for the:

1911 “Special Nib” Naginata Togi
Rei Urushi Nuri
King of Pen - Urushi Ebonite, Blue/Rhodium
King of Pen - Urushi Urushi Ebonite Red/Gold

1911 - Fresca Blue
1911 - Wicked Witch of the West
Professional Gear Slim - Blue Dwarf Limited Edition
Professional Gear - Pink and Gold
Professional Gear - Imperial Black
Professional Gear and 1911 - Realo
Pro Gear Slim - Four Seasons

... and other unique Sailor items!

Enjoy special pricing for one day only on select Sailor products

We know you've been cooped up for too long, so we've put this trunk show together with Sailor to welcome you back and show you some limited edition and special items you likely won't see elsewhere. Everyone is asked to respect distancing rules and use a face mask to ensure a safe, relaxing and enjoyable experience at Flax so please, join us!

We appreciate your cooperation and patronage and look forward to seeing you.

The Sailor Pen Company’s North American distributor will be at Flax this Saturday with a curated selection of writing in...
07/19/2020

The Sailor Pen Company’s North American distributor will be at Flax this Saturday with a curated selection of writing instruments, inks and more!

Keep any eye out for the:

1911 “Special Nib” Naginata Togi
Rei Urushi Nuri
King of Pen - Urushi Ebonite, Blue/Rhodium
King of Pen - Urushi Urushi Ebonite Red/Gold

1911 - Fresca Blue
1911 - Wicked Witch of the West
Professional Gear Slim - Blue Dwarf Limited Edition
Professional Gear - Pink and Gold
Professional Gear - Imperial Black
Professional Gear and 1911 - Realo
Pro Gear Slim - Four Seasons

... and other unique Sailor items!

Enjoy special pricing for one day only on select Sailor products

We know you've been cooped up for too long, so we've put this trunk show together with Sailor to welcome you back and show you some limited edition and special items you likely won't see elsewhere. Everyone is asked to respect distancing rules and use a face mask to ensure a safe, relaxing and enjoyable experience at Flax so please, join us!

We appreciate your cooperation and patronage and look forward to seeing you.

Join us for a trunk show featuring Sailor pens! Saturday, July 25th, from 11am - 4pm.
07/12/2020

Join us for a trunk show featuring Sailor pens! Saturday, July 25th, from 11am - 4pm.

As many of you may know, the Flax story does not begin at our Gayley Avenue store, but goes back to 1931, when my grandf...
06/17/2020

As many of you may know, the Flax story does not begin at our Gayley Avenue store, but goes back to 1931, when my grandfather opened his store in downtown Los Angeles. For three generations, the store has been a Flax family tradition; from the downtown Los Angeles location, to Westwood on Lindbrook Avenue with my father in 1950 and finally in 2002, when Phil and I opened Flax Pen to Paper on Gayley Avenue.

Phil and I would like to take this opportunity to share with you some upcoming changes at Flax Pen to Paper. On July 1st, Phil and I will be retiring and will be selling Flax to our longtime manager and dear friend Jeremy Saumure. Jeremy is someone we like and respect, and who understands the spirit of the business that we created. We are confident he will grow and develop the business for many years to come. We could not leave the store in better hands.

We encourage you to support Flax Pen to Paper as you always have. In this time of uncertainty, small businesses like ours have become a precious commodity, and we must all do our part so that we not find ourselves in a world where all commerce is e-commerce.

Phil and I will not entirely vanish on July 1st, partly because we love the store and have trouble letting go, and partly because we care about Jeremy’s ongoing success and want to make ourselves available to him as much as possible. We have treasured the support and friendship you have shown us. Your loyalty and kindness made us look forward to opening our doors each day and we will always be grateful to you.

We thank you for everything!
Joan Flax and Phil Clark

Our Favorite Things list for June is out! If you haven’t signed up for our email list, DM us!Sailor Fountain Pens from J...
06/12/2020

Our Favorite Things list for June is out! If you haven’t signed up for our email list, DM us!

Sailor Fountain Pens from Japan
Iroshizuku Inks by Pilot Pen Co. from Japan
E+M letter openers from Germany
Leuchtturm1917 Journals from Germany
Pineider Stationery from Italy

Stop by and see some of the wonderful new things that are coming into the store! Take a stroll through the greeting card...
05/27/2020

Stop by and see some of the wonderful new things that are coming into the store! Take a stroll through the greeting cards or just lose yourself in the wonderful world of pens.

Please note our temporary store hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm.

During this time, we ask that you please adhere to social distancing rules and use face masks. We want to ensure everyone has a safe, relaxing and enjoyable experience while at Flax.

We appreciate your cooperation and patronage. #flaxpentopaper #shoplocal #shopsmall #shopsmallbusiness #westwoodvillage #losangeles #wereallinthistogether #fountainpenaddict #fountainpen #paperart #stationeryaddict #writersofinstagram #writemoreletters

“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right” - Peter Marsh...
05/25/2020

“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right” - Peter Marshall

Thank you, to those men and women who have served our country and those who have given their lives for it.

Wishing everyone a peaceful Memorial Day.

You’re in luck! Our Sailor Professional Gear Lucky Charm fountain pens just arrived!!! Shown with the #leuchtturm1917 #d...
05/21/2020

You’re in luck! Our Sailor Professional Gear Lucky Charm fountain pens just arrived!!! Shown with the #leuchtturm1917 #dotjournal ... Give us a call or email for more info 310-208-3529 or [email protected] #sailorpen #sailornorthamerica #fountainpen #fountainpenaddict #fountainpennetwork #fountainpen #professionalgear #lucky #luckycharms #flaxpentopaper #westwoodvillage #westwood #losangeles #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness

Look what just arrived at Flax! The Sailor Professional Gear Slim Mini (of affectionately known as the “Sapporo Mini”) A...
05/21/2020

Look what just arrived at Flax! The Sailor Professional Gear Slim Mini (of affectionately known as the “Sapporo Mini”) A great pen to add to your collection, keep in your pocket or bag! #sailorpen....stunning flower arrangement is from @westwoodflowergarden #fountainpen #fountainpenaddict #sapporomini #sailornorthamerica #newpenfeeling #writersofinstagram #shoplocal #shopsmall #westwoodvillage #westwood #losangeles #japan #japanese #weaboo

Flax is back open, come say hi! Our business hours have been adjusted for now - Tuesday-Saturday 11-5. To make an appoin...
05/19/2020

Flax is back open, come say hi! Our business hours have been adjusted for now - Tuesday-Saturday 11-5. To make an appointment or place an order for pickup or mail-order, give us a call or email - 310-208-3529 or [email protected] #shoplocal #shopsmall #westwoodvillage #westwood #losangeles #wereopen #flax #flaxpentopaper #fountainpen #gifts #journals #finepen

Such #stunning #floral design from Westwood Flower Garden on view at Flax! #shopsmall #shoplocal
05/13/2020

Such #stunning #floral design from Westwood Flower Garden on view at Flax! #shopsmall #shoplocal

Surround yourself with things you love!Esterbrook Camden Rose Gold fountain penCrane & Co. Engraved stationery The Orchi...
05/13/2020

Surround yourself with things you love!
Esterbrook Camden Rose Gold fountain pen
Crane & Co. Engraved stationery
The Orchid Whisperer by Bruce Rogers

Daily Essentials from Flax Pen to PaperBellroy - Hide & Seek walletEsterbrook Pen Company - Estie Honeycomb fountain pen...
05/12/2020

Daily Essentials from Flax Pen to Paper

Bellroy - Hide & Seek wallet
Esterbrook Pen Company - Estie Honeycomb fountain pen
Midori Traveler's Notebook - Passport size notebook

Address

1078 Gayley Ave
Los Angeles, CA
90024

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:30
Thursday 11:00 - 18:30
Friday 11:00 - 18:30
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(310) 208-3529

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Sigh, Ava Gabor taste and Green Acres budget. LOVE your items!
This is a wonderful place to learn and explore the world of pens. Joan, one of the owners, is so informative and helpful. I finally got back to using fountain pens--love it. Amazing customer service.
We are so excited to have you as one of our new retailers and to connect with you through Facebook!