In a world of email and texts, a well-written note or letter is a rare sighting. For those who still appreciate the old-school art, finding just the right paper is often the first step. From funky to pretty to delicate, there are plenty of perfect paper options out there. Check out these places around the Twin Cities to find the paper goods that meet your needs and share your love of the perfect note!
201 Main St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
With more than 30 years of experience, Stillwater-based Mara-Mi is a well-known name in the paper goods industry. Between an established relationship with big retailers like Target and continued good press from local sources like Mpls St Paul Magazine, this store has plenty to boast about. See the studio in action and check out the latest products with a visit to the store and cafe located right in the heart of downtown Stillwater. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a gourmet cupcake while picking up a new set of notecards or stationery.
5023 France Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Owned and operated by transplanted local Antoinette Ramos, Paperista is the kind of store you end up lingering in just to absorb the feel of a place. With style to spare, this Edina-area stationery store offers plenty of options for any of your paper needs. With offerings from 42Pressed, Spark, Crane & Co and many more, in addition to its own specialty printing and design services, Paperista is a favorite stop for anyone who appreciates good paper.
1618 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
With nearly 20 years of experience in custom printing its own letterpress products for a variety of uses, Lunalux is a unique bastion of creativity within the Twin Cities. Located in the Loring Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, the studio offers visitors the opportunity to see the paper presses in action while browsing for the latest in paper designs. In addition to the readily available retail designs, Lunalux also offers custom design and printing services on personal and business stationery, wedding invitations and announcements.
4388 France Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Russell+hazel made its way onto the paper scene in 2003, and has only grown stronger when it joined another locally owned paper goods company, Gartner Studios. Known for bright colors, crisp designs and commitment to ultimate functionality, this stationery company’s flagship store can be found in the heart of the 50th and France shopping district. Check out its curated selection of papers, binders and organizing tools like the Post-It note collaborations. With sets made to integrate with each other and high-quality paper, shopping this local designer will forever change the way you work.
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3445 W. 70th St.
Edina, MN 55435
Ampersand, located in the Galleria, is a gift store that features a small but tasteful selection of note cards, papers and notebooks for those who still love to write, send and give cards. The store strives to stock beautiful and useful things that can be part of everyday life, without sacrificing style and quality. Selection varies by season, so check in regularly for new items. Ampersand’s convenient location in Edina makes it easy to stop by while doing other shopping.
Sassy professional by day, men’s style expert by night, Bethany Rein is a twenty-something living in Minneapolis. She loves baseball, coffee and the well-dressed male. An avid runner, Bethany also plays recreational sports with more enthusiasm than skill. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.