bowne & co., stationers

One of our oldest and bestest retailers is Bowne & Co.,
Stationers of the South Street Seaport Museum in lower Manhattan.

Robert and Fela run the shop.

Robert showing us how to print on a beautiful old press.
Here he is, rolling the ink onto the form.

Ken pushing the platen into position to print.

The back of the shop is a treasure trove of vintage printing items,
where Robert does his beautiful letterpress work.

Fela is always gracious and charming!  She showed us around
the seaport area, and even recommended a great noodle place
near our hotel.  Thank you Fela!!!

One of the places in South Seaport that Fela recommended was
Jack's Coffee. A great coffee shop that sounds and smells like a 
coffee shop should, when you walk in the door. 

There's a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the site 
of the old Fulton fish market, which is just around the 
corner from Bowne & Co. and Jack's. 

No NY trip is complete without going to FAO Schwartz.
Here's Ken's 'big' moment!