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Make the New Year WRITE

By Dane Raymundo

As we welcome 2018, we can only hope for a better year filled with good stories and joyful experiences. And there is no better way to write on the empty pages of our year and record our memories, but with Scribe.

Formerly known as Scribe Writing Essentials, it is now re-introducing itself as simply, “Scribe”. Their new look was unveiled on Oct. 11, 2017 at their Glorietta 4 branch in Makati. Scribe’s founder and owner, Ms. Marian Ong explained, “We removed the "writing essentials" from the name because it was so limiting. Scribe is everything that will enhance the writing experience.” Though it started as a specialty store offering a wide range of products showcasing classic and premium quality pens such as “Pelikan”, “Sailor Japan”, “Platinum Japan”, “TWSBI”, “Kaweco”, “J. Herbin”, and “Noodler’s” among others, stationary, journals and notebooks, the new Scribe still offers writing instruments but is adding more accessories. It has recently introduced niche brands with a core following such as “Tools to Live By”, “Hightide”, “Penco”, and “Nahe”.

“The Eastwood and Shangri-la branches are formal so we wanted to target the younger generation by giving Scribe a younger look. We wanted it to look more inviting and to have a more welcoming ambiance.”, Ms. Ong added. It showcases modern and minimalistic interiors with better display and a bigger walkway for their clients to maximize their shopping experience. These changes are also in line with their objective to encourage the younger people, specifically the millennials, to start enjoying the art of writing, especially this new year.


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Ms. Marian Ong, founder and owner of Scribe and Ms. Liz Lanuzo, Scribe’s PR consultant.
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For your pen pleasures
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Start enjoying the art of writing at Scribe.
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Scribe stays true to its vision of bringing back the passion in the traditional form of writing.
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Travel and make sure to keep your memories alive through writing.
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Scribe carries over 83 brands.
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Scribe offers a variety of quality pens and inks.
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The new Scribe still offers writing instruments but is adding more accessories.
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There are various collectibles and accessories to suit your artistic needs.
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Little “reminders to self” are also found in the store.

Scribe has been in the industry for 8 years, establishing 5 stores in Metro Manila and 2 in Cebu. They are currently carrying 83 brands, and has recently launched an e-commerce website to make purchases online. But amidst all these changes and accomplishments, one thing that has remained constant is their vision to “bring back the passion in the traditional form of writing”.

Come and experience Scribe! Visit the branch nearest you (Eastwood Mall, Shangri-La Plaza, Glorietta 4, SM Aura Premier, SM Megamall, SM Cebu and Ayala Mall Cebu) today! For more information or if you would like to make online purchases, kindly visit their website at www.scribewritingessentials.com.

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