Pen Faire

Join us for the Semi-Annual Oakland Pen Faire & Sale!

** Our next event will be May, 2021 **

 FLAX cordially invites you to a champagne reception for our semi-annual Oakland Pen Faire & Sale. Mingle with other fine pen lovers, collectors and newbies alike. Sip champagne and enjoy live music while you shop our tantalizing one-day-only sale prices at our FLAX Oakland store.



20% Discount on ALL fine pens including special orders placed with our guest vendors

Special promotions on notebooks and fine pen accoutrements

All Fountain Pen Inks will be 10% off the list price

Wax and brass seal demonstrations

Live music by classical guitarist Carrie Smith


About Pen Faire:

At Pen Faire, we invite our vendors to bring specialty lines and brand-new products to FLAX. This is your opportunity to see pens up close that you would normally only get to see in a catalog or online. All pens, including special orders, are offered at 20% off the list price during Pen Faire. This event only comes around twice a year to FLAX, so you don't want to miss it! Get treated to the VIP experience with complimentary champagne, live music, and breathtaking fine pens at all price points and to fit all budgets.

FLAX has been hosting Pen Faire for over 20 years. Our Fine Pen Department, often referred to as a fine pen boutique within an art supply store, is part of what makes FLAX unique in the art supply world! We pride ourselves on our expert staff, who will walk each customer through our selection of fine writing instruments, allowing you to test each pen so that you can find one that fits perfectly with your aesthetic and penmanship.

Featuring brands like: Visconti, Fisher, Regal, Sailor, Taccia, Caran D’Ache, e+m, Lamy, Pilot/Namiki, Conklin, Monte Verde, Faber-Castell, Cross, Scheaffer, Kaweco, Parker, Pelikan and more!




We are excited to announce that LAMY will be a featured brand at this year's Pen Faire. A representative will be joining us to show off all the latest LAMY designs. 


Yafa Brands will also be making an appearance at Pen Faire this year! A leading source for fine writing instruments, Yafa produces such well-respected and prestigious brands as Monteverde and Conklin. Place a special order on a limited edition pen during Pen Faire and get 20% off the msrp!

This is a FREE event. We hope to see you there!

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We are in Downtown Oakland, one block west of the Elihu Harris State Building at MLK and 15th.

Public Transit: We are a 5 minute walk from BART, either the 12th or 19th street stations.

Driving: Super easy access just off hwy 980, we have free parking in our back parking lot off 15th.

Address1501 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: 510-867-2324

Free Parking