John Neal Bookseller at Letters of Joy 2015 and One Day Shop in Portland!

We are very excited to announce that John Neal Bookseller will have a store at Letters of Joy 2015 in Lynnwood, Washington  and in Portland, Oregon for a One-Day demonstration and store for shopping.

John Neal Bookseller will be in Portland, Oregon, on April 30 and in Lynnwood, Washington, at Letters of Joy, May 1-2, 2015.



May 1-2, 2015. 33rd Annual Letters of Joy sponsored by Write On Calligraphers. Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, Washington.
The keynote speaker and featured instructor will be Carol DuBosch. Along with Friday evening’s keynote address, there will be a full day of classes on Saturday, with a range of activities to appeal to all levels of calligraphers and book & paper artists. An exhibit, vendors, and silent auction will round out the weekend. John Neal Bookseller will offer books & supplies at LOJ. For more information on Letters of Joy and the list of classes and supply lists, along with registration forms are posted on the JNB website:

Additional info:


Pre-order for pick up at LOJ. John Neal Bookseller is working with Letters of Joy participants on books and supplies for their classes as well as other books, tools and materials they may want to purchase. Pre-orders are encouraged. Participants can pick up their pre-orders at LOJ and pay no shipping charges. You can pre-order any items from the JNB website or catalog. Deadline for LOJ Pre-orders is Monday am, April 20. Start your pre-order here by adding item 15LOJ.



At LOJ, Friday evening before and after the lecture, starting at 5:30, and on Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00pm, you can  browse and purchase from a wide variety of books on calligraphy & bookbinding and an array of pens, nibs, holders, ink, and other goodies. You can pay with cash, check or Visa, MC, Discover, or AMEX. Participants can also pre-order class supplies and other items for pick up at LOJ. You do not have to be a participant to shop from 5:30-6:45 on Friday and all day on Saturday. (The fee for the Friday lecture and reception afterwards is only $5.00)




April 30, 2015 (Thursday).1pm – 8pm.Shopping & Demo Extravaganza with John Neal Bookseller. Michael from JNB will bring a large array of items for sale, including books, tools, inks, pads, pens and all kinds of other goodies! There will also be a gold tasting station where you can write your own gold color chart– more than 12different gold inks and paints to try!  Alesia Zorn and others will be demonstrating with various tools, and you will be able to try out many tools before making your purchase. The store opens at 1:00 pm at La Quinta Inn& Suites Portland NW,4319 North West Yeon, Portland, OR 97210.

Note: There are two La Quinta Inns in Portland. Here is the one with the JNB Pop-up store on google maps:,-122.730499,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x48e94e3a1b8424e4

Pre-orders for pick-up at the meeting are encouraged!

Here are the rules: Anything from the JNB catalog or website can be pre-ordered. No shipping charges for any items, including large sheets of paper.   You must place your preorder before April 20, 2015.  Please add item 15PORT to your preorder. Direct link for placing preorders:

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