About The Pleasure of Writing

Our boutique on Ocean Avenue in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, also known as "Pen Heaven" among many of our customers, collectors and friends, is a must-see destination for any writing enthusiast, and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021.  The Pleasure of Writing™ has been proud to serve the writing community by gathering a truly remarkable and world-class collection, encompassing the finest writing Instruments, rare collectibles, fine papers and note cards, hand bound journals, specialized inks, seals and seal waxes, engraved stationery, watermarked and handmade papers.

Our knowledgeable staff has over 60 years of experience and we look forward to assisting you with any and all of your fine writing needs. We have an incredible and creative business and corporate gift program ranging from customized leather products to custom designed and engraved writing instruments. Please come and experience The Pleasure of Writing™ for yourself, here online or visit us in our boutique in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea!

Hours: 10am - 6pm Daily

We are located on the south side of Ocean Ave. between Mission and San Carlos St.