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Interview with Donna Vann

The smell of pencils and paper is the smell of my childhood. Every day after school I would walk down the long hill to the centre of our small Texas town, where my mum managed a shop selling stationery and office machines. So it’s not surprising I have a complex relationship with office supplies. For… Continue reading Interview with Donna Vann

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Interview with John Shelley

Pens and pencils are at the absolute core of what I do as an illustrator, I use a variety of traditional dip pens and nibs and a bottle of india ink (old school!) for my finished book illustrations. Outside the art studio though, for everything else – doodling, sketching, writing, shopping lists – I’m completely… Continue reading Interview with John Shelley

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London Stationery Shop Trail – Il Papiro

As part of our London stationery trail we visited Il Papiro, the idyllic stationery shop in the heart of Covent Garden. When I walked into the shop, I was instantly reminded of Ollivanders™, the wand shop in Diagon Alley™ from the Harry Potter™ movies. There were shelves laden with an assortment of notebooks, diaries, cards, boxes and photo albums all… Continue reading London Stationery Shop Trail – Il Papiro

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Article: Paperchase Flagship

The organisers of National Stationery Week published a Stationery Tour of London which sounded like a great idea to Papers Pens Poets although to do the whole tour on one day would be a bit too much for anyone – even us. The official tour takes in 18 outlets, mostly nationwide chains with a few well know… Continue reading Article: Paperchase Flagship

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Get Organised Day

Today is the second day of National Stationery Week and it is Get Organised Day. Anita is ready and organised for her day at the London Stationery Show. She has her rucksack, pencil case, document wallet to do some work on the train there, notebooks and pen. What stationery do you use to get organised? Jo is not as… Continue reading Get Organised Day

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Stationery Fest

Today we are at the London Stationery Show, a two-day stationery fest at the stylish Business Design Centre in Islington. This is the sixth year the show has been running and exhibition director Chris Leonard Morgan says it is: “THE place to review the latest writing and paper products, trends and suppliers.” Which is exactly why… Continue reading Stationery Fest

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National Stationery Week

We were inspired to create a blog all about stationery by the London Stationery Show, which takes place during National Stationery Week. Today is the first day of National Stationery Week and we think it is a fantastic idea . National Stationery Week celebrates the written word and all things stationery. Its aim is to get people all over the… Continue reading National Stationery Week