Cartoleria dei Fratelli Bonvini in Milan: handwriting is beautiful

Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli Bonvini, in Milan, is a place where everyone feels the urge to put pen to paper. Even people who dislike their handwriting, or perhaps have embraced the digital lifestyle so fully that they have forgotten there once was a time without displays and keyboards.

Costante Bonvini opened this extraordinary stationary store and letterpress on July 9, 1909 in Via Tagliamento, almost at the corner with Corso Lodi. Since the inauguration, this shop has spurred clients to try the busy idleness, to use Goethe’s words, of writing. Beautiful writing, one might add, since this is the kingdom of calligraphy, where words have a chiefly aesthetic value.

Here, a profusion of ink is at the service of sharp nibs. New and vintage notebooks and notepads are on display, as well as pencils, letter paper, and erasers. Finally, there are wood type specimens, fine prints, a printing press, and an electric Heidelberg Stella.

Everything here has a story, and invites you to tell your own.

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Cartoleria dei Fratelli Bonvini in Milan: handwriting is beautiful

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