News: The Bureau Shop Is Open

News: The Bureau Shop Is Open

bureau shop - lamy

It's been several years coming...

There’s a long back story to this which we will skip over, and get straight to the big news that we have opened a shop. We started out with a shop way back in 1995, in the bright lights of the West End, so it’s sort of going back to our roots, but then it’s also a long way from Great Newport Street to Scrubs Lane.

It’s certainly not a high-street shop but you can come by, browse, test and buy. The focus of the shop is really around pens, books and inks. Somewhere you can come and test out different pens with different inks on different papers and work out what works for you.

the bureau shop

We took inspiration from our appearance at the London Pen Show last autumn where, with KWZ Ink, we let people test out all their inks and it created a real buzz. In our new shop you can test out pens from Lamy as well as J. Herbin, TWSBI and Kaweco.

Perhaps of most interest will be the range of inks, and with some very generous support from the good people at Diamine we can offer their full range of inks to play with, as well as other inks.

Throw in some great paper from Rhodia, Taroko and others and what the shop won’t offer in terms of size and high-street glamour it will make up for in terms of being able to actually try before you buy.

The shop does come with some big caveats around location and hours. It is open during our office hours only, and we cannot offer parking. There is street parking outside (metered), and it is not the most glamourous of locations but don’t let Scrubs Lane put you off. Cold industrial wasteland on the outside, warm and inviting on the inside.

Closest tube station is Willesden Junction (approx. 10-15 min walk) or the 220 bus stops right outside (Hythe Road stop).

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9.30 to 5.00

A big thank you to the following suppliers who have very generously supported this venture by providing samples:

Diamine Ink

KWZ Ink

Kaweco

Reader Comments

    1. You can now it’s just that we don’t have that as a dedicated option. We used to but too any people went for the collection from us option as it was free, despite them living in Scotland! But yes, you can always collect (just drop us an email) and hopefully in future we will find a way of making it an official option.

  1. I have visited Bureau Direct in Scrubs Lane and it’s a lot easier to get there on public transport than you might think. There are buses from White City Underground Station (Central Line) very frequently, very short journey and the Bureau Direct location is very easy to spot. The bus stops and picks you up right outside. Buses also run from Shepherd’s Bus and other places too.

    It was fantastic to be able to see such a lovely selection of stock and meet the team. I’d recommend a visit for enthusiasts (email or phone first)

  2. Oh my… this is a double edged sword. It’s stationery heaven …! I’ve spent a fortune just looking at the photo’s! Quick… pass me the number for SA(Stationery Anonymous)

  3. Is it possible if you could open on Saturdays?
    I am extremely busy on weekdays and I’d love to visit your shop despite it being in the slums

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