Confessions of a Pencil Lady: Lines I Thought I'd Never Cross

Written By Caroline Weaver - May 31 2018


Kelli Murbach
June 24 2018

As someone who bought personalized BicStics (because that’s the only way I could get the retractable cigar shape) your pen is such an excellent idea.

June 05 2018

I am an equal opportunity pencil lover. Whether the lead is encased in wood or is in retractable form…I love them both. And I love Caran d’ache colored pencils, Supracolors and Pablos particularly so I find this news to be particularly delightful. I look forward to seeing the display in October when the RelayCon team makes its visit! My wallet is in BIG trouble. As for the Bic Clic, smart asses abound so selling them a novelty is perfect.

Bruce J Miller
June 03 2018

I have followed the blog and events of CW Pencils for quite some time and would make it a point to stop in to buy a mechanical pencil from you if circumstances ever find me in your neighborhood. I’ve used one ever since college after I accidental dropped a spiral notebook in a puddle and all the notes I had taken in ink ran and became illegible, but found anything I had in pencil wasn’t ruined. that happened over 30 years ago. I like mechanical pencils because they always have a point, and do not dull like a wooden one. I prefer a pencil (mechanical or wooden) over a pen because it will write the moment I put the graphite to paper, and I do not have to shake, scribble, or deal with a gooey, inky tip before I can write what I need to. The mechanical pencil also stays the same length and I don’t have to worry about buying or carrying around a spare. The mechanical pencils I use at work are years old and still work like the day I bought them. In fact, I cannot think of one that has stopped working for me and will lose them sooner than they’ll break down.

Thanks for such an enjoyable blog and my best to your continued success!

June 01 2018

It looks like you have found a ways to “cross the line” and stay true to yourself, the mission of your shop and the needs of your customers. If only more businesses could be as thoughtful about the product they stock …

June 01 2018

I will scoop some up on my next purchase.

Dan Richardson
June 01 2018

CWPencils is my all time favorite store! Keep innovating with new items, pencils will always be your forte.

June 01 2018

Mechanical pencils? Gulp! Is the beginning of Terminator : Rise of the Machines?
But seriously, welcome to the refillable graphite side of town. Look forward to seeing which items you have chosen.

David Shilman
May 31 2018

You know what David Rees wrote about mechanical pencils! That said, I love the pen idea.

May 31 2018

So happy to hear about the mechanical pencils! Thank you so much for doing this for us! Please get nice ones – can’t wait!

May 31 2018

I grew up using RealLead mechanical pencils that my father’s company gave away as promotional items. I’ve always loved the engineering of that style with the screw-drive lead advancement. I hope you’ll have something similar with equivalent quality.

May 31 2018

So excited for mechanical pencils! I love wood pencils, but the wood makes me break out. So the wooden pencils I do have are decor. They do look cute in my pencil cup holder though… :)

Christopher McCann
May 31 2018

Glad you’re adding mechanicals! Can’t wait to see the seven you’ve chosen.

May 31 2018

As much as I love using wood pencils, I can’t deny the value of a good quality mechanical pencil. An erasable red pencil and a mechanical graphite pencil make a powerful team.

You know, I was JUST looking into how best to order a certain mechanical pencil/lead that is generally not found in US stores for some reason (Pilot Color Eno) and I thought “If CW Pencils sold mechanical pencils, they’d probably sell something like this and I could just walk in and pick up one, but that’ll never happen…”

May 31 2018

All very exciting. I’m glad you decided to sell Mechanicals, or as I call them, retractables. You can retract one and then toss it in your bag, without damaging either the point on the graphite, or anything in your bag.

Tracy Bachman
May 31 2018

Very excited about everything!! Love the pen.

Cathy L Stewart
May 31 2018

OMG, very excited about the individual colored pencils. Perfect! Loved visiting your store last week for the first and not last time (for the NYCLWS).

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