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Quill History

Fantastic prices, great service and mail-order convenience since 1956.

From the very beginning in Dad's chicken store, and each of the steps along the way, we're proud of the fact that we never lost sight of what it takes to make shopping for office products easier, more efficient and more economical.

That sense of pride is also shown in how we do things, in the ways we serve you.

Quill's exclusive everyday-low-pricing policy is just the start. Working hard to give you the very best customer service, like answering your calls quickly... often before you even hear it ring, is also a matter of pride.

Our pride is also reflected in making ordering extremely easy and customer friendly... in offering a wide variety of products... and, most especially, in presenting the line of Quill national brand products with their high value and combination of performance, excellence and competitive prices. We are proud to be a supplier to you and we will continue to do everything possible to deserve your business.

First Office


Quill's "home" was a desk, a chair and 2 phones in Dad's chicken store.


Our first office and warehouse: 250 sq. ft. in Uncle Herb's basement.

Second Office
Third Office


An 850 sq. ft. storefront; then in 1960, 7,500 sq. ft. in Chicago.


A 2-story building (plus basement).
Now we had 27,000 sq. ft.!

Fourth Office
Fifth Office


38,000 sq. ft. in Northbrook, Illinois; later expanded to 115,000 sq. ft.


Our Corporate Headquarters & Midwest distribution center in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

And today, you can receive your order faster than ever from one of our state-of-the-art distribution centers:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Beloit, WI
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Ontario, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Putnam, CT
  • Stockton, CA
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