How to Celebrate Fountain Pen Day

One of the most exciting days of the year is upon us. Fountain Pen Day has a special place in our hearts here at Goldspot Pens. Each year, we love to celebrate his unofficial holiday by launching new releases, special deals, and giveaways. But first, we'd like to share some background information on our community's special day.

What is Fountain Pen Day?

Created by pen enthusiast Cary Yeager, "Fountain Pen Day" is an international appreciation for the hobby of using and collecting fountain pens. The idea is to embrace, promote, and share the use of fountain pens.

Celebrating Fountain Pen Day

Since its inception in 2012, Fountain Pen Day is always the first Friday in November. Although it is technically one day, most tend to celebrate throughout the weekend with club meetups, events, and sales.

Below, you'll see what Goldspot Pens has in store for the fountain pen holiday.

How Does One Celebrate Fountain Pen Day?

As a pen enthusiast, this is your special day to make a lot of noise about your love of fountain pens. We encourage all of you to fly your "fountain pen flags" high and proud. On Fountain Pen Day, take your pens with you wherever you go. Show them off in a public display of pen-thusiasm. Indulge an onlooker's curiosity by letting them hold your pen and write with it (if you feel comfortable with that, of course).

Here are some more ideas on how you can celebrate FPD:

  • Share your pen collection on social media and tag #fountainpenday & #fountainpenday2023
  • Instead of texting someone back, handwrite them a note and send a pic of the note as a reply.
  • Take some time to journal for 10 to 30 minutes.
  • Write all of your to-do's and appointments in a rainbow of fountain pen ink colors.
  • Watch a few Goldspot Pens Quick Tip videos to brush up on your pen knowledge.
  • Join a meetup, either virtual or in person, with other fountain pen enthusiasts.
  • Do a live broadcast of you writing with your fountain pens on social media.
  • Doodle with a fountain pen during a meeting or class.
  • Write a letter to a friend, loved one, family member, or yourself!
  • Listen to a pen-related podcast on your commute.
  • And, of course, you can buy yourself a new pen, ink or notebook while taking advantage of special offers and discounts that pen retailers (like Goldspot Pens) will promote for the holiday.

If you're a person who loves to write, draw, and create, but you've never used a fountain pen before, then this is the perfect excuse to try one out. The reason why the love for fountain pens exists in the first place is because they are awesome tools for self-expression. Ask anyone who writes with one and they'll tell you how much more fun it is to create with a fountain pen.

Are There Fountain Pen Day Deals and Sales?

Absolutely! Goldspot Pens sponsors the Fountain Pen Day holiday with special sales, new pen releases, and giveaways. Below, you'll find this year's Fountain Pen Day sales that will run throughout the weekend (or while supplies last).

A Fountain Pen Day Exclusive Pen Drop


In collaboration with Leonardo Officina Italiana, we proudly present a Fountain Pen Day limited edition pen unlike any other. On November 3rd, get your hands on the "Black Sands" fountain pen.

"Black Sands" follows the sold-out "Caretta" and "Pink Sands" limited editions with a similar marine theme. For this edition, Leonardo layered chatoyant, obsidian black acrylic with deep blue to create a dark, arco celluloid-like effect. To complement the depth of the dark materials, Leonardo fashioned the metal trims and pocket clip in polished ruthenium black accents.

Limited to 150 numbered pieces made, we expect this edition will be quite popular with Leonardo fans and fountain pen enthusiasts alike. The first 88 pens will be available on Friday, November 3. If we happen to sell-out during the weekend, which has happened before, sign up for an in-stock notification for the last part of the shipment.

Shop the Leonardo Momento Zero "Black Sands" Goldspot Exclusive Limited Edition Fountain Pen here.

Fountain Pen Day Weekend Sales and Specials

Check out all the bonus, Fountain Pen Day sales going on this weekend. Stack your pen savings with FREE Shipping within the USA on orders of $75 or more!

Please note the terms of each promotion. Some deals cannot be combined. With exception to the promotions noted, all Fountain Pen Day 2023 promotions will start on Wednesday, November 1st at 10 am Eastern Time

Deal #1 : Free Cross Single Pen Case with orders of $99 or more

Fountain pens aren't like your typical, office supply, disposable ballpoint pen. They can last years, decades, even a lifetime - if they are cared for properly. The first step to proper pen care is to get a protective pen case so you can carry your pen around wherever you feel inspired to write.

To activate this promotion, add pens, inks, paper, and all the accessories to your cart for a total of $99 or more. When the items hit your cart, the website will prompt you to add the free case.

Pen case retail value is $35.00

Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Free item is discounted at checkout.
Expires Monday, November 6th at 11:59PM Eastern US Time. Valid while supplies last.

Deal #2 : Free bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku Ink with select Pilot / Namiki fountain pens

Add a complimentary bottle of Pilot Iroshizuku fountain pen ink with select Pilot / Namiki fountain pens from the following collections: Pilot Vanishing Point, Pilot Vanishing Point LS, Pilot Vanishing Point Decimo, Pilot Custom Heritage SE, Pilot Custom Heritage 912, Pilot Custom 74, Pilot E95S, and Pilot Falcon fountain pens.

Please note that you will need to add your choice of in-stock Iroshizuku ink and use promo code FPDIRO during checkout to discount the ink 100%.

Shop Pilot Fountain Pens >>

Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Free item is discounted at checkout.
Expires Monday, November 6th at 11:59PM Eastern US Time.

Deal #3 : Save 20% off Ferris Wheel Press Inks

Starting November 1st, there's a little extra magic in the air. That's right - Ferris Wheel Press is allowing us to offer their entire collection of inks and accessories at 20% off during the holidays, which means you can add some sparkle to your writing while saving some money.

We offer a full lineup of Ferris Wheel Press' fountain pen inks, including the storybook-inspired colors from the Ferritales collection.

No coupon code needed, sale prices are as listed.

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Expires Sunday, December 31 at 11:59PM Eastern US Time.

Deal #4 : Free 20ml Bottle of Nahvalur Ink with ALL Nahvalur Pens

Just like fish needs water to thrive, a Nahavlur fountain pen needs ink to glide across the page. So, on this Fountain Pen Day Holiday, you can get a FREE bottle of Nahvalur ink to use in your new Nahvalur fountain pen.

Please note that you will need to add your choice of in-stock Nahvalur ink and use promo code FPDNA during checkout to discount the ink 100%.

Shop Nahvalur Fountain Pens >>

Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Free item is discounted at checkout.
Expires Monday, November 6th at 11:59PM Eastern US Time.

Deal #5 : Last chance! 20% off Edison Comet Fountain Pen in Sea Spray

It's not often you can find a brand-new Edison fountain pen on sale. As this wintery mix of blue and grey swirling acrylic is being discontinued, Edison is allowing us to offer the last of this design at a 20% discount.

Originally $149, now $119!

Sale pricing active starting Friday, November 3rd

Shop Edison Comet Sea Spray >>

Price valid while supplies last of this

Deal #6 : 50% off an excellent Faber-Castell starter fountain pen

Start your own journey, or the journey of a budding writer, with a quality, ergonomic fountain pen like the Faber-Castell Grip. This affordable starter pen option just became more giftable, thanks to our exclusive National Handwriting Day discount. This pen also includes a package of six turquoise ink cartridges.

Originally $24.00, now $12.00!

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Expires Monday, November 6th at 11:59PM Eastern US Time.

You can find more information, history, and resources in celebrating Fountain Pen Day on the official FPD website.

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