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Fountain Pen Shop

2640 S. Myrtle Ave., Ste. 12, Los Angeles, CA, 91016

626-294-9974

In an industrial park on a forgotten tendril of Monrovia, the Fountain Pen Shop is more reliquary than retail outlet, an anachronism in the Twitter age…

Website: http://www.tmgp.com/cgi-bin/nph-tame/penshop/index.html

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Hollywood Bound

5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91607

818-763-5050

The students who flock to L.A.’s big art schools—Otis, Art Center College of Design, CalArts—or to vibrant community programs at Barnsdall Art Park and Self-Help Graphics & Art don’t have any trouble scoring the paints, pencils, paper, and other goods they need for their projects…

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Knit Cafe

8441 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

323-658-5648

Suzan Mischer’s Knit Cafe may not offer as much yarn as some other stores, but in this case, less is more…

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Michaels

1427 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-393-9634

For amateur crafts-people, Michaels is Home Depot…

Website: http://michaels.com/

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Original Whistle Stop

2490 E. Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91107

626-796-7791

High on the walls of the Original Whistle Stop are lanterns, locomotive headlights, oilcans, metal signs, and other traces of an age of travel that has all but disappeared…

Website: http://www.thewhistlestop.com/

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Scrampers

3754 Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90505

310-375-3454

The enormous selection of paper, embellishments, stickers, and stamps at Scrampers can jazz up the most mundane family photos…

Website: http://www.scrampers.com/

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Swain’s

37 North Glendale Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 91206

(818) 243-3129

Entertaining your children shouldn’t be grueling; Swain’s sells hundreds of kits that will keep the brood occupied.

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The House of Intuition

2237 W. Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park, CA, 90026

(213) 413-8300

Those who elect to hike up the 21 steep steps to this New Age shop should think of their journey as a trek in Nepal

Website: http://houseofintuitionla.com

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World Supply

3425 W. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90068

323-851-1350

Pens, paints, papers, and equipment are tucked into every cranny of World Supply, a mainstay for artists, architects, and animators since 1970…

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Zinnia

1024 Mission St., Los Angeles, CA, 91030

626-441-2181

Billion-dollar Etsy ideas will get you only so far unless your crafting experience involves more than Popsicle sticks and paste.

Website: http://zinnia.biz/

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