The Atlas Story

The year was 1939 when Aloysius Schmidt opened the doors of Atlas Stationers. Originally seeing an opportunity to offer supplies that would always be needed (black pens with a booming economy and red in bad times), Atlas Stationers has evolved into the largest independent Office Supply and Stationery Retailer in Chicago!

80 years after opening, Atlas is now run by Don, Therese, Brian, and Brendan Schmidt.  Our retail store in Downtown Chicago features a massive selection of fountain pens, notebooks, stationery, office products.

We also host two websites that just launched in 2020!  You can shop for thousands of fountain pens, notebooks, inks, and stationery products on the brand new  

To keep your business supplied, you can shop over 50,000 items from our dedicated supply site,  You can find everything to keep your business running smoothly at great prices and most products are available for next day delivery!

Atlas Stationers has been in the Schmidt family for over 80 years and our goal is to offer service that makes a world of difference.

Thank you for over 80 years of support!

- Don, Therese, Brian, and Brendan Schmidt