Have you heard about the CartoGraphite website? Not only do they have a super cool logo, they also have a map that compiles the locations of stationary and pencil stores submitted by readers. I submitted the local art store here on campus, and if you know of someplace special, you should drop them a line.
Anyway, what inspired this post was a really cool infographic they put up today on how to pick a wooden pencil based on some simple yes/no questions. Of course it doesn't cover some of the brands that are tougher to get here in the States, but it's a good place to start if you want to pick some pencils for yourself or a friend.
There's a much better version of the chart on their website, so head over there and check it out! You can either click on the image and that will take you there, or use this link.