The design of the 2023 Blackwing x Independent Bookstores pencil is inspired by the elaborate covers of classic books. It features a rich red barrel with gold foil.
With roots in the 1930s, the pencil once developed by Eberhard Faber was discontinued in 1998. After many requests from a wide variety of artists' circles, Palomino finally resumed production in 2010.
Note: For economical sharpening with an unusually shallow angle, we recommend the KUM "Long Point" pencil sharpener.
The manufacturer writes
Celebrate independent bookstores across the country with the limited-edition Independent Bookstore pencils! This year, the celebration goes beyond Independent Bookstore Day and honors these stores every day..