First Friday Event

Of Letters & Lettering Friday February 5, 5-8 pm

IMG_3398Join us as we celebrate writing!  Rebecca Morse will demonstrate calligraphic writing and penmanship tips.  Attendees can try out a variety of pens, inks, and papers.  We’ll introduce a walnut drawing ink and new writing books plus we’ll kick off a Fabulous February Pen Sale with 40% off selected in-stock pens.

I’m Back!

IMG_3250My, my, my.  The Cushman Street project sure had its ups & downs.  Once the sidewalk was poured, I was relegated to the arctic entryway as we needed to reposition the holes for my installation.  Yesterday, that finally happened.  I am sure glad to see cars headed toward the river once more.  And it was great greeting all the First Friday revelers that came out last evening.  We had a good time featuring the work of members of the Northwoods Book Arts Guild.  If you missed it, you can still catch what’s left of the book selection and the display for the next few days.  Elves will be working every night next week preparing the store for the introduction of our 2015 Holiday Collection.  Shop early, shop often, shop with us!  We’re here for you, Fairbanks!

Read Martha's Diary

My Name is Martha

IMG_2504My name is Martha and I stand by the entrance of If Only…a fine store greeting everyone who enters and those who pass on the street or sidewalk.
I’m on the street during the hours the store is open, rain or shine, 90 degrees or 45 below zero.  I’ve become a Fairbanks icon!  In 2006, I received the Visitor Ambassador of the Year Golden Heart Award from the Fairbanks Downtown Association.  I see and hear a lot, and people from all over the world have their photo taken with me.

Compliments of If Only…

We aim to make shopping at If Only…a fine store a stellar experience. We provide complimentary packing and shipping at your request. You pay only the postage and insurance.

Upon your purchase of wrapping paper from our exquisite paper selections, we provide complimentary wrapping services and ribbon for your package.

We are happy to provide a private shopping experience for your club, organization, or office. Call us to schedule a time. We also provide personal service for weddings, special events, and information on pens and inks by special arrangement or appointment.