Washington, DC (November 28, 2012) – Montblanc will set up an in-lobby boutique with Thornwillow Press during the presidential inauguration week at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC. From January 18-23, visitors and guests of the hotel, which is located just two blocks from the White House, can shop a selection of coveted Montblanc writing instruments, leather goods, and timepieces, as well as browse a display of several the brand’s celebrated limited-edition presidential pens, including Jefferson, Jackson, Madison and Adams.
The pop-up shop will also launch a special collection of stories related to past inaugurations edited by the esteemed writer Lewis Lapham. This limited-edition, hand-printed, letterpress “libretto” book entitled A Presidential Miscellany will be published by custom bookbinder and bespoke stationer Thornwillow Press and will be available for purchase for $40, as well as gifted to guests who are staying in the hotel through inauguration.
During this time, guests are welcome to use the beautiful Montblanc writing instruments and stationery to express their hopes and wishes for the newly re-elected President. The letters will later be delivered by St. Regis Butlers to the White House for our future President.