Pieritz Bros. is one of my favorite places in Chicago. I love taking the Green Line to the Ridgeland Stop and seeing the flower pots painted like pencils flanking the front door. I love all of the old typewriters and other office equipment squirreled around the merchandise. I love the merchandise: Le Pens in all colors, Rhodia notebooks, typewriter ribbons, stock certificates, fountain pens and all other manner of office supplies.
When Carolee came to visit, Kathy and I took her on an excursion here and John was happy to talk to us for an hour about old stock and pens and typewriters. He also graciously allowed us to set up a time for letter writing social right in the store! Please join us on Saturday, April 6th for letter writing. We'll have free stationery and typewriters out for you to use. The social is from 1PM - 4PM. Pieritz Bros. is at 401 S Blvd # 4 Oak Park, IL 60302. It's also, like I mentioned above, right off the Green Line at Ridgeland. Pull out your pocket money because there just might be some older stock for sale from the vaults!