Books About Pens
This website gives me the opportunity to bring together my two
loves: books and writing instruments.
My first books about writing instruments were
purchased during the mid 1980’s, long before the rise of the
Internet, in Philip Poole’s shop on Drury Lane, London. Philip Poole
has also reprinted booklets regarding writing instruments, the most
beautiful of which is “A Series of Articles ON WRITING MATERIALS
from the SATURDAY MAGAZINE by an author, regrettably, anonymous &
originally published in the years 1838-39 & 1834 by John William
Parker, West Strand in weekly numbers price One Penny & in monthly
parts price Sixpence”. And he adds “AND HUMBLY Reprinted by His Nibs
Philip Poole of number 182 Drury Lane in the County of London for
the Edification of the Publics Artistic taste & general Knowledge”.
I do not sell books, and in creating this website my only purpose is
“the Edification of the publics Artistic taste & general Knowledge”.
The site is based on my own personal library.
I would appreciate any input, updates additions or corrections to
the site, be it English books or books in other languages.
As for myself, my name is Uri Orland (Uri is
a biblical name, father of Bezal’el, who made the artifacts of the
I make my living as a Risk-Management and
Insurance Consultant, in a suburb of Tel-Aviv, Israel.
My main interests in writing instruments are
early filling systems as well as Reynolds ball-point pens from the