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It’s been sensational on Station Street!


photographed by Julie Linnekin

When I first saw the space that would become TT Patton on Station Street, my idea for a little stationery store started to feel like a reality. Now that we are marking down our inventory and selling some of our furnishings, the reality that we are leaving this sensational location at the end of September is sinking in.

We have made many memories in Barrington. If you have ever been to the room “write under the stairs” you will see some of these memories literally drawn on the walls. We spent many summer weeks with 3rd through 8th graders crafting poetry, posting letters and even writing and performing screenplays.  We will miss the laughter (oh the stories these whimsical walls could share about young students) while filling fountain pens for the very first time.


Between writing camps with your children and calligraphy lessons with local artists, selecting your cherishes Christmas cards, wedding invitations and the stationery that speaks to your personality, or finding the perfect pen and journal to tell your story–TT Patton hopes it has inspired as many stories as it has selfishly enjoyed over the last decade. The friendships made while sitting on those Asian high chairs have forged relationships inspired by the simple joy of writing.

The shops of 60010 have been a network of support. We were pleased to be a member of such a wonderful group of proprietors.  Some of you have shared your joys and your fears of small business retail all while offering strategies for longevity in challenging times.

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photographed by Tim Seed Photography

But you know that TT Patton will never really be gone.

… and it really won’t be! Our virtual store will soon expand for all your stationery needs, and personal consulation for custom orders like wedding invitations, fine personalized stationery and corporate giving is available by appointment only in Chicago.  And stay tuned… because you might find us at another location soon, but just a bit further west of the Mississippi river.

As we leave this storefront in Barrington it opens up for something new and wonderful to come. So, stop by 123 East Station Street while it’s still home to TT Patton for 50% off all of our in-store products–pens, cards, journals, etc. And in case you want to take a larger piece of the memories home with you ask about our furniture pieces that are marked for sale, too.

It’s been sensational on Station Street and writing in Barrington for over a decade has been a blast.  We hope you feel the same and invite you to share your favorite TT Patton memory.  So long….for now.


Welcome Katie!

Join us in welcoming Katie Walker to our TTP team! We are really excited to have her working with us this summer, as our Creative Writing Specialist, for the summer writing camp “Write Under the Stairs.” 20150519_101003 Katie hails from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, where she is studying Philosophy and English, with a minor in Spanish. She enjoys traveling and spent the Christmas holiday last year in Southern Chile.  In addition to creative writing, she also loves to attend poetry readings. Her favorite author is Bukowski. She is a native Illinois girl at heart, who enjoys spending time with her parents, younger sister, grandparents and two chocolate labs! Looking forward to her warm spirit, diverse languages, and confident way of instructing and leading youth group sessions, all while having fun. You can find Katie blogging here as she writes with us this summer.



We are busy preparing for our 7th summer of summer writing camps for students grades 4th – 7th.  Last year our Screenplay Writing track was such a success with performances held at The Catlow that we are bringing it back this year.  We’ve also extended each class by one hour to give students a little more writing time.  Each class is now 3 hours.   Please join our mailing list so you don’t miss the registration period.  Read through the class summaries and then take a look at the class schedule.  Ready to select now?  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

What happens in summer camp?

Hear what our kids have to say about the summer writing camps at TT Patton.