When I left home I didn't go directly to Pittsburgh. Instead I took an adventurous detour to Allentown to check out Dick Blick's store.
What a grand adventure, to be reported on later. However, they did not have all the supplies I had on my wish list.
Coming back I took a different but my familiar route by way of State College. I got into town early, had a marvelous Indian buffet lunch at Kaarma (120 East Beaver Street) and checked out Uncle Eli's, State College's art store.
And yes, they had Stillman & Birn on display front and center. I bought me a small Alpha like the one I have nearly finished.