Sporting an elegant gold foil design inspired by vintage hardcover tomes, Blackwing's limited edition Independent Bookstore Pencil Set honours the hard-working heroes with a passion for paperbacks.
Having faced plenty of challenges over the past few decades, independent bookstores have fought off major chains, Amazon and the internet at large to preserve a place where you can go browse through shelf after shelf of beautiful books, and stumble across something you might never have found otherwise. Run by passionate staff, independent bookstores are more flexible than the major chains, carving out a niche or supporting a special interest that may not be catered to elsewhere. Even the more general-interest bookshops are wonderful places to browse, whiling away a quiet afternoon, and maybe finding a treasure you simply have to take home with you (when was the last time you left a bookstore empty-handed?).
Blackwing's limited edition Independent Bookstores pays tribute to these enduring icons of high streets everywhere with an elegant terracotta finish decorated with gold foil details reminiscent of old-world hardcover books. The look is completed with a gold ferrule, and a matching eraser.