About us

Founded in 1996, The Pen and Paper is a stationery shop run by Philip and Wendy Bottrill. One of Cardiff’s only dedicated art, stationery and gift shops; we’re based in the Royal Arcade, Cardiff.

The Royal Arcade is a series of Edwardian and Victorian indoor arcades known as the Morgan Quarter.

We stock all sorts of art supplies and social stationery as well as quirky, creative gifts and a huge selection of greetings cards. With a mass of local, creative talent, Cardiff has a thriving art scene, we’re very proud to be a part of it.

Here at The Pen and Paper we offer the finest choice of pens in Wales, including famous brands such as Lamy, Parker, Visconti, Waterman, Cross and Yard-O-Led. Many pens are hand crafted with ancient techniques used throughout the ages. We stock beautiful pens with gold and silver trim and many with vibrant lacquer colours. We sell brands from the traditional world famous Parker Pen Company to the contemporary Lamy pens from Germany with their quality design and function and Visconti with all the colour and flair of Italian creativity. The Pen and Paper offers pens known throughout the world from famous manufacturers that offer guarantees and give reassurance for reliability and quality.

Our additional service provides pen refills and ink. We sell over 50 colours of bottled fountain pen ink to give your writing a distinctive appearance and many of our pens offer a choice of nibs.

With a diverse range of art materials stocked, whatever your chosen art form, you will definitely find your creative tools at The Pen and Paper. Whether you’re a printmaker, a painter or an illustrator, we’ve got everything you need. If you’re shopping online or popping into the store, our friendly members of staff are always there to provide a helpful service and any advice you may need.

Our independent business has been thriving in Cardiff for over 20 years. We love seeing old faces and new to our stationery shop, so say hello, we’re always happy to help.

In line with government guidelines, we have taken all necessary steps to ensure your safety during your visit.

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