Scribe: Rediscovered

Writing has always been part of our being. It has been a form of expressing oneself and means of communicating with others. The pen has become a part of us that we cannot live without. But in a world where the digital age is already part of our daily lives, what once was the primary means of communication, writing, is slowly becoming a forgotten tool. People are now able to share their thoughts instantaneously on their smartphones, tablets, and laptops with a single swipe of their fingers. Now, people have gotten used to writing their thoughts through chats, statuses, tweets and blogs.
Scribe Writing Essentials desires to shift this trend and revive handwriting with pen and paper through their carefully curated products. It started as a specialty store offering a wide range of products showcasing classic and premium quality pens, stationery, journals and notebooks. Scribe Writing Essentials became known for it’s wide range of internationally well known fountain pen selection such as Pelikan, Sailor Japan, Platinum Japan, TWSBI, Kaweco, J. Herbin, and Noodler’s among others. It has taken pleasure in sourcing new and exciting premium writing products and accessories that continues to capture the interest of it’s discerning customers.

Today, writing has taken a new path in the Philippines with the resurgence of calligraphy and other handwritten art forms. Artists are showing more interest in expressing their art by using traditional writing mediums than digital ones. People are now doodling more, sketching, using the brush and even dipping pens to create impressive works of art.

What started as a single retail store in Metro Manila in 2009 has now reached out to its market with a total of seven stores in the Philippines: Five in Metro Manila and two located in Cebu. Recently, it has also launched it’s e-commerce website making it easier for people from other parts of the country to purchase through online shopping.

Formerly known as Scribe Writing Essentials, it is now re-introducing itself as simply Scribe. The new Scribe still offers writing instruments but is adding more accessories that enhances the whole writing experience. It has recently introduced niche brands with a core following such as Tools to Live By, Hightide, Penco and Nahe. Scribe also aims to reach out to the younger market, specifically the millennials, and encourage them to start enjoying the art of writing. With this in mind, Scribe has adapted a new look which reflects a younger feel and more welcoming ambiance. We may have adapted a new look but our vision remains the same, which is to bring back the passion in the traditional form of writing. Scribe brings you back to the time when the pen is still a part of you.