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Tucked away from the busy streets of Piccadilly Circus, lives a quiet bookshop that houses an enchanting collection of rare and fine prints. These literary treasures are kept safe in this quaint, yet architecturally detailed shop, with each hand-carved detail telling its own version of the same beautiful story. We then enter the shop and become enamoured by the collection of curiosities that bring every shelf to life. Finally, we find a single book amongst this sea of treasures, only to get lost again in its textures, gold foiling, and illustrated details.

Enamoured by its antiquity, we’ve created this series to inspire you to write your own everlasting story with The Bookshoppe Collection of fountain pen inks.

Ink Tone: Charcoal Blue
Characteristics: Ashy, calming, shaded, dusty, sombre


• 38ml or 85ml ink reservoir
• Rich and saturated tones
• Water-based and compatible with all fountain pens
• Signature brass cap

Once Upon a Design

The latest Ferris Wheel Press fountain pen ink series takes us on a journey all the way to the acclaimed Piccadilly Circus region in London. This bustling hub and commercial district boasts an expansive thoroughfare and is part of the core of the city centre. The phrase “it's like Piccadilly Circus,” is commonly used in the UK to refer to a place or situation which is extremely busy with people. It has been said that a person who stays long enough at Piccadilly Circus will eventually bump into everyone they know.

Within the bustling district on an offshoot street, lives a bookshop that could be easily missed. For those paying attention, they will discover this quiet gem which houses a collection of rare and fine prints. All of the treasures and untold stories found here became the inspiration for The Bookshoppe Collection.

In this collection, we start by appreciating the architectural charm of a vintage bookshop as we peruse the streetscape. We then enter the shop and become enamoured by the collection of curiosities that bring every shelf to life. Finally, we pick up a single book from the shelf to appreciate the craftsmanship of antique bookbinding.

Notable design details:

  • Bartender bear from Misguided Mistletoe, and Mirror Mirror of Moraine, Dusk in Bloom, etc, has travelled all the way to UK to work as the shopkeep
  • Windows dressed with stationery treasures, including a wrought-iron Pearl letterpress printing machine, the same one we have in our studio
  • Vintage iron book press, same one we have in studio
  • Parisian inspired tiling on the front facade

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Jonathan Sandoval
An unexpected response.

This is a nice blue teal. My wife immediately saw it said I want it!. She usually is not interested in fountain pens and inks. Now she uses this colour daily in a color a fine nib roller ball pen.

Amara S
Pretty Blue

I love this blue! I like that it’s not super bright and kind of moody.


Beautiful soft, relaxing colour


Gorgeous. Very "watery" it doesn't dry opaque (at least in the paper I'm using, which the ink doesn't bleed into right away), so there is a lovely variation in the lightness of the ink as you write. It's a soft navy blue, that is kind of reaching toward the brighter teal, and which, at its lightest, means grey.

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