Another memory for a bookshop. A sad story, that Gunung Agung — one of the biggest chain of bookshops in Indonesia — will be permanently closed. They have started closing the shops one by one. I paid a visit to one of the biggest shop: Gunung Agung Kwitang Jakarta. They were packing books into boxes, anticipating the imminent closing by the owner. Anyway, at the ground floor, they still sold stationeries, including some fountain pens. And just for the memory of my possible last visit to Gunung Agung, I bought a classic Sheaffer Targa.
Targa collection is a prestigious Sheaffer line of writing instruments known for its timeless design, exceptional craftsmanship, and superior performance. It has garnered a reputation for elegance and reliability since its introduction in the 1970s.
The Targa pens are characterised by their sleek, slender profiles and minimalist aesthetic. They are crafted with meticulous attention to detail. One of the distinguishing features of the Targa collection is the distinctive inlaid nib design. The nibs are crafted from 14K gold. The one I bought has a medium nib sizes.
Sheaffer is a renowned American brand with a rich heritage in pen manufacturing. It has a legacy of over a century in the pen industry, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern technology. The Targa collection exemplifies the brand’s dedication to producing fine writing instruments that blend style, functionality, and enduring quality.
And now … let me write an ode as a farewell to Gunung Agung. How sad …