If you interested in calligraphy, my supplies and instructional books come from John Neal Books as you won't be able to get your techinal tools from places like hobby lobby.
Please visit this professional calligraphers webiste Hollymonroe.com. She is an active leader of the Cincinnati calligraphy guild and has many products that are far better then what you find in any mainstream store with comparable prices.
Consider supporting your local calligrapher and artist in your hometown. You may be suprised at what you can get.