Stationery Shopping at Kinokuniya Austin

'Kokuyo A5 Binder" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO3200
‘Kokuyo A5 Binder” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

This evening Bay and I went to the art store to buy some supplies, and on the way back, we stopped by Kinokuniya. It’s probably my favorite store here in Austin for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I can fantasize that I am in Japan – the country I enjoy the most, and secondly, it has such a great selection of high-quality stationery such as notebooks, paper, pens, etc. They have a good selection of fountain pens and ink, including brands like Pilot, Sailor, Kaweco, LAMY, and Iroshizuku. They even sell Traveler’s Co. supplies!

I’ve been searching for a good-sized binder to use instead of my spiral notebooks and found one that I really like. It’s an A5-sized 20-ring binder from Maruman that comes with 5-subject dividers and a few sheets of lined filler paper. I also bought 100 sheets of graph paper, and I love it! I think it looks so nice and sharp, and A5 fits nicely in my Patagonia MiniMass messenger bag.

'Kokuyo A5 Binder" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO3200
‘Kokuyo A5 Binder” Cedar Park, 2018

I also stumbled across these awesome Kurutoga pencils with Studio Ghibli artwork on them. They are so cool! But at $12 per pencil (and the fact that I have no need for another mechanical pencil) it wasn’t difficult to resist buying one. Perhaps if my current Kurutoga breaks, though… 😈

'Studio Ghibli x Kurutoga" Austin, 2018
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/20 sec, ISO1028
‘Studio Ghibli x Kurutoga” Austin, 2018

I hope you had a nice Monday!


One thought on “Stationery Shopping at Kinokuniya Austin

  1. I had no idea we had a Kinokuniya here. Obviously I had not read your blog. I shall be visiting and taking my son’s girlfriend, who will swoon.

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