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New York City has a fancy mustard store, a fancy mayonnaise store, a hot sauce tasting room, and shops that sell literally nothing other than balloons, lightbulbs, buttons, and onesies, respectively. New York even already has a fancy pencil store. And now, New York has two.
CW Pencil Enterprise opened earlier this month on the Lower East Side, Bowery Boogie reports, carrying a shocking variety of pencils—there are a total of seven pencil sections on the website, including "vintage" and "jumbo," as well as pencil-related accessories, from sharpeners to erasers, lead refills, and something called a pencil extender which we're still kind of confused about.
Owner Caroline Weaver, "amateur pencil collector and lifelong pencil lover" writes on the site:
What we're trying to do is dig up the stories and origins of these objects and make them accessible to those who appreciate them for their functionality, beauty and history as much as we do. As simple as it may be, the pencil is something which despite advances in technology will never become obsolete. Whatever you may use them for, we want to make sure that you can have any pencil your heart, hand, or collection desires.
Despite its relatively obscure concept, CW Pencil Enterprise happens to be incredibly beautiful (and quite Instagram-friendly), so if any store can get you jazzed enough to finally hand-write that novel you've been putting off, this is it.