The store's sign, "Crazy Alan's Emporium"

Crazy Alan’s Emporium has been serving Chapel Hill for over 20 years.

We sell a full range of writing instruments, ink, and paper, including products from Pilot, LAMY, Kaweco, Sailor, TWSBI, Pelikan, Tom’s Studio, Uniball, Blackwing, Ferris Wheel Press, J Herbin, Monteverde, Rhodia, Endless, Midori, Kokuyo, and Leuchtturm.

You’ll find an expanding selection of art supplies, including markers, oil paints, sketchbooks, and more.

We’re a great place to find that special gift or card.

Michele, Alan, and John in front of the store


We are located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at the Timberlyne Shopping Center on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and Weaver Dairy Road.

Regular Hours (see below for holidays)

Monday10:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday10:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday10:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday10:00am – 7:00pm
Friday10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday1:00pm – 6:00pm

Holiday Hours

  • Easter (Sunday, March 31st) — Closed