About Us

       Black Ink was created and founded by Susan and Timothy Corcoran in 1994. Rubber stamps, paper, and a rainbow of ink were the first products we offered in our original space at 101 Charles Street in Boston. As our family grew over the years, so did our merchandise. Our eclectic perspective was often compared to a general store, with a little something for everyone on our floor-to-ceiling shelves.


"Unexpected necessities" has been our tagline all these years, our way of describing the experience of discovering something you didn't know you needed. Although our locations have changed and morphed over the past 26 years, it is with this spirit of discovery and play that we put together this online shopping experience to bring the best of Black Ink to your home.