Nothing compares to the richness and texture of Japanese chiyogami papers. These sheets are 8.5” x 11” and are wonderful for craft projects or wrapping small precious gifts. Exquisite and luscious! November 30, 2018
Enjoy the countdown to Christmas with Advent Calendars in traditional or 3-dimensional designs, and Candles in tapers or pillars. Lots to choose from! November 21, 2018
Hallowe’en hijinks! Spooky delights for everyone, from felted characters to decor favourites, we have everything you need for your ghoulish celebrations. Cards range from the funny to the charming to the downright eerie…monster sushi, anyone? October 19, 2018
YES we have power and are open for business. Our hours for Monday September 24th are 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Thank you for your calls!
La creme de la creme of coloured pencils: Polychromos and Albrecht Durer have just been added to our lineup of artists materials. Known for high quality pigments, unsurpassed lightfastness and outstanding brilliance, these Faber-Castell pencils are also break resistant and come packaged in a tin case. At present we have the oil-based Polychromos in the set of 24; and the water soluable Albrecht Durer in sets of 24 or 36. More sizes arriving in September and all are at a special limited time discounted price. If you have ever dreamed of trying these pencils (as we have!), now is the time. August 31, 2018
Moleskine 18 month agendas are designed to fit You! Three sizes and some nifty colour options make these 2018-2019 diaries stand out. Two week to view layouts available in selected formats. August 21, 2018
Rubber stamps mounted on wood blocks- our selection has just expanded! Christmas and every day card making themes, greetings, and colourful dye and pigment ink pads will have your crafty brain whirling. August 20, 2018
Back to School with the Original Student Calendar- our most popular choice for an organized academic future! Printed in Canada on post-consumer recycled text paper using veggie-based inks, it includes monthly, weekly & year to view calendars as well as timetable, course & expense tracking. Both covers feature inner pockets and the sturdy flexible coil binding can withstand the rigours of constant travel. While you are in picking up your calendar be sure to check our our selection of Clairefontaine notebooks (how do they get the paper to be soooo smooth?) and our colourful LePen markers. Looking forward to refining all your angles this term? Check out Onyx+Green's beautiful bamboo math set. August 14, 2018
Celebrating the bicycle in note cards, zippered pouches, metal sculpture, card games and cycling journals. Ottawa is becoming more and more welcoming to these marvelous, people-powered machines! August 1, 2018
Canadian themes and Canadian design team up to create dramatic and eye catching cards. Handmade laser cut styles depict our iconic Parliament Hill while gold foil shines in the Lucky Loonie and True North Strong Free creations. Happy Canada Day from The Papery!
Celebrate Canada Day in style! We have the crazy glasses, the sparkly bow-tie, the 'Justin would love them' socks and even a rustic flag design on paper napkins that would really rock at the cottage! Then afterwards, record all the fine memories (those you can remember that is!) in your very own 'Sorry' journal. Be sure to send a few postcards while you are at it! Yes, it's Canada Day again and we are ready!!
PLEASE NOTE: The Papery will be closed on Sunday July 1st and open on Monday July 2nd. Happy Canada Day, Ottawa!!
Say hello to a trio of gilt-edged notepads. plus the Pilot Maica fine tip pen is back in stock! June 20, 2018
Father's Day is June 17 so be sure to check out our selection of cards for Dad before next Sunday! June 10 2018
The new blue Traveler's Notebook has arrived! This dark and mysterious addition to the TN collection is available in both the Large and the Passport editions. Each leather starter set comes with one blank notebook; customize your book by choosing from a wide selection of refill notebooks and accessories. May 16, 2018
Irresistible stickers from Workman: a whole book full of themed reusable, collectible stickers! And the inside cover becomes a storyboard for your sticker fun! Now, how to choose? We have Puppies and Kittens, Colours and Seasons, Wild Animals, Letters and more... stop in to see the full selection. May 16, 2018
Tulips in many colours, on napkins and paper plates, on cards, and even a few stemmed blossoms, to brighten all year round. For the gardener on the go, multi-tool pruners and trowel; so you are prepared for anything! May 14, 2018
Ottawa's Tulip Festival is on now! Bring home tulip decor on napkins and planters and beautiful diecut bags. The festival runs until May May 21st. May 14, 2018
Celebrate all the Moms in your life with cards and gifts from The Papery. Our fresh selections of paper napkins will beautify her table, our cheeky journals will make her smile! Mother's Day is this Sunday May 13th. May 7, 2018
Nature at The Papery, from frogs to these gaily bonneted hummingbirds! Look for mugs, paper napkins and serving trays in designs that are perfect for spring. April 2, 2018
Tableware for Easter: paper plates and napkins, including the adorable die-cut bunny! Party favour bunny boxes are filled with tissue confetti and tattoos, plus you can add in your own treats for an extra-special surprise.
Easter ideas for activities and accessories at The Papery: bake your own Easter and Spring treats with these shaped cookie cutters; decorate eggs with decals; tuck fluffy chicks into every corner... all while sporting this darling enamel charm bracelet!
This Friday marks the beginning of Passover, and we have napkins and greeting cards to celebrate the season. Happy Passover! March 26, 2018
Easter is heading this way! It will be early, Easter Sunday is April 1st so if you are planning to mail a card, better hop to it! Here are a few from our selection, which ranges from felt cut out and die cut paper bunnies to traditional spring scenes. March 15, 2018
St. Patrick's Day- a splash of emerald green and a sure sign that Spring is on the way! Don't miss the St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 10, leaving City Hall at 11 a.m. and travelling down Bank Street and straight through The Glebe. Come by The Papery for cards, flags, hats, glasses, bow-ties... in fact, lots to fascinate! March 4, 2018
Queen for A Day. A regal cat to remind you how noble you are! This crowned feline can be found on both luncheon and beverage napkins and on these beautifully boxed bone china mugs. February 22, 2018
Your kids will love handing these Valentines out to all their friends! Postcard-style sets, with envelopes, offer four assorted styles in each package. Cute, colourful, and fun! February 9, 2018
Celebrate Valentine's Day in so many ways! Cupid's Arrow hair clips, sticker assortments, mini paper heart garlands in Liberty prints, heart-shaped 'pinatas' stuffed with tissue confetti (and two tattoos!) and heart-shaped paper plates and serviettes with gold foil glam... Love and fun abounds! February 2, 2018
Who is your Valentine? We have cards for every heart! Beautiful Papyrus details, cards 'en francaise', contemporary designs (yo' Drake!) and charming furry friends. January 28, 2018
Platinum Preppy Pens! This amazing Japanese brand offers a refillable affordable fountain pen in Extra Fine, Fine and Medium nibs- terrific for exploring the world of ink. Plus a refillable marker pen... how cool is that? January 19, 2018
Looking for an notebook to take into your snow fort? jotting notes on the ski slope? out walking in the falling snow? Onyx + Green presents their stone paper notebooks in three sizes. The paper is silky smooth and very strong, water resistant and perfect for any damp environment. Choose a fast drying permanent marker like the Sharpie Ultra-fine, or use your trusty pencil! January 15, 2018
Be ready for anything with assorted card packs by Cheree Berry Paper from Galison. Colourful and fun, these die-cut and fold out cards come in Birthday or general Greeting sets with four designs in each. January 7, 2018
Usher in the New Year with festive party accessories from The Papery! Welcome 2018!!
Last minute gift ideas: canvas and leather bags with lots of zippered pockets and in a range of sizes, colours and styles. From sling to backpack to knapsack and carryalls, you'll find a style to suit almost anyone! December 24, 2017
A little bird tweeted the big man is on his way! Here is a close view of glass ornaments adorning the tree in the front window at The Papery: a little red bird; a Santa head with an ornament-adorned hat; and a top-to-toe Santa carrying his sack bursting with colourful presents. Jingle all the way! December 24, 2017
Winter sports fans will love these! Hockey socks or a set of vintage style hockey magnets (in honour of Saturday's NHL Classic game at TD Place); a rock of a mug for the curling enthusiast, or perhaps some Canadian icon magnets to celebrate our unique attributes! Colourful and fun gift ideas from The Papery. December 15, 2017
Small ornaments make divine package tie-ons. Suspend them from the bow of your gift and add the 'wow' factor to your wrap. For more tips and tricks on wrapping how-to visit Pretty Mesmerizing where Ottawa blogger Isabelle invites us to join her on her recent visit to The Papery! http://prettymesmerizing.com/week-60-get-all-wrapped-up/
Delicate paper snowflakes stitched into chains of thread- for crafts, decoration or winter ribbon! We have both white and silver options, each wound onto a wooden spool. December 12, 2017
December 1st! Time to start your Advent Calendar! Be they card sized, panoramic, standing tri-fold or even 3D, you will enjoy counting down the days until Christmas. The North Pole Railway set includes 6 trays that hold all the wooden components to build the scene from the train track, up! Many of our paper Advent calendars are from Verlag, Germany but we also have contemporary versions like these from Roger la Borde.
Felted animals sporting scarves or festive bows are preparing for the coming season! From deer to dogs, let these charming creatures warm your heart. November 17, 2017
Now is the time to select your Advent calendars. Large to small, playful, traditional, or elegant, we have a terrific selection. Advent candles too! (Supply is limited.) November 9, 2017
Socks for The Glebe and socks for Canadians. Designs include Beer, Rideau Canal Skates, Bagels, Poutine and CBC. November 9, 2017
These paper shapes, stitched into garland chains, will decorate and embellish everywhere! Use them for your card making, hang them for decor, drape them on your mini tree or work them into your table setting. So many imaginative uses for these petite stars and hearts! Choose from red, white or silver hearts, mint green, black or red stars. Each garland comes coiled on a wooden spool. November 3, 2017
Maximum organization in minimum space. These two tiny note books from Leuchtturm will tuck into the smallest space but hold a wealth of crucial addresses and anniversary dates... without ever needing to be recharged! November 3, 2017
We have just restocked our collection of wood mounted rubber stamps, including insects, animals, holiday motifs and useful words and phrases. Don't miss the feisty whale! October 15, 2017
2018 Calendars have arrived! Including gorgeous Group of Seven, iconic Charley Harper and Edward Gorey's quirky humour. October 15, 2017
Thanksgiving will be sneaking up on us, likely here before summer seems over... don't be fooled by our weather! Spectacular cards from Papyrus and Caspari, and an impressive selection of autumn napkins await. September 24, 2017.
These lovely new green and mauve colours of Lalo stationery tablets and lined envelopes will energize your next letters! September 22, 2017.
Go Back to School with Clairefontaine and relish the smoothest paper to glide through your notes. Pens and mechanical pencils from Faber-Castell are a colourful complement, while Pilot offers the 4-colour ballpoint, the oh-so-helpful erasable Frixion series, and the vivid V7 grip rollerballs. August 26 2017.
The Papery will be closed on Monday August 7, 2017 for Colonel By Day. Enjoy the holiday! We will see you again on Tuesday for our regular hours, 9:30 to 6:30.
Father's Day is this Sunday so there is still time to pick up your card- plus we have some interesting gift ideas for Dad. Check out the Observer's series of Notebooks in Trees, Astronomy or Weather. Retro Dad will appreciate a storage box for his mementos, and look super nifty in one of our hats! Father's Day is Sunday, June 13, 2017.
Great Glebe Garage Sale- Saturday May 27th! We've got papers for scrapbookers, notecards for card makers, flowers and other terrific, often one-of-a-kind bargains. Visit our sidewalk Twoonie Table then come inside for selected items up to 75% off. The neighbourhood will be jammed so walk or bike in and plan to be captivated!
April 5, 2017: Get ready for Easter! For cards, sippy straws, party bags, egg decorating and a beautiful table, you will find that and more at The Papery. Hop to it!
March 31, 2017: These engaging felted critters have arrived to help us celebrate Spring!
THE PAPERY will be open on FAMILY DAY, Monday February 20, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. In fact, many Glebe shops will be open, there will be jugglers on the street and the Ottawa 67's are playing at Lansdowne Park. Early birds may even spot a Dino-saur! Visit the Blog at intheglebe.ca for more details including a list of local business hours.
February 8, 2017: Oh, be still, my beating heart! Such Valentines! How to choose, with so many very fun designs?
January 25, 2017: Beautiful wall calendars for 2017 are now on sale! Take 25 % off and enjoy a visual feast while tracking the rest of your year.
January 2, 2017: Stop by The Papery this Saturday at 2 p.m. and explore the world of journal writing! Curious about bullet journaling? Interested in starting a dream journal? Dima Dupéré will be on hand to answer all your questions about journaling. Discover the many ways this age-old practice can enrich and guide your life.
December 23, 2016: Tomorrow is Christmas Eve (already!) and we will be opening as usual at 9:30 a.m. but closing early at 4 p.m. We will be closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Be sure to join us on Tuesday December 27th as our annual Christmas Sale begins!
December 1, 2016: Please note our extended holiday hours. We are now open from 9:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday thru Friday; Saturday is unchanged 9:30 until 6 p.m. and Sunday we open earlier, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Google may publish incorrect hours so always check our Home page or Facebook for the latest info. Thanks!
November 20, 2016: T'is the season for gorgeous Christmas cards!
May 11, 2016: Sparkleishious! Paper bows just loaded with glitter. Package of three is $8.95.
March 27, 2016: Eye catching architecture! Moleskine 'The Wandering City' Colouring Book by Carlo Stranga ($24) features the elusive Karl the Chameleon hiding within the scenes. From Peck + Revere Studio: a two pocket folded paper dust jacket comes equipped with a paper ruler and a paper pen. Inside discover grid pages in alternating sections of red and blue paper. $17.95. ICU reading glasses come with a coordinating case, $24.95. Plus the essential two-hole metal sharpener, $1.50.
March 2, 2016: Cozy up in one of these bright shawls and take the chill out of winter. We have two styles in colours for every palette.
March 2, 2016: Very pleased to announce the return of Rubber Stamps to The Papery! We are now carrying wood block stamps from Magenta along with dye and pigment ColorBox ink pads. Let us know if you have a special request and we will try to add it to our fledgling section!
February 16, 2016: Nourish your skin (before being buried in a snowbank!) with the natural goodness of the sea buckthorn plant found in these exceptional products from Bee By The Sea. This Ontario company has created an effective and popular range of skin care including shampoo and conditioner (not shown). New lip balm flavours are arriving soon!
February 8, 2016: Bake sweet treats for your sweetie! We have cookie cutters for the shapes, food safe bags for the delivery. Come check out our cards of all styles: sets for all the kids in the class, a great variety of single cards and even some interactive ones with sound or movement. Great for lovers of all ages! Happy Valentine's Day!
December 29, 2015: Counting down to the New Year which will arrive no matter how much snow falls on Ottawa. Put on your party hat and celebrate 2016! We are open on New Years' Eve until 5:30 p.m. Happy New Year!
December 25, 2015: Merry Christmas from The Papery! We will reopen on Sunday December 27th at 11 a.m. for the beginning of our after-Christmas sale, when all our Christmas items will be 50% off. Have a wonderful holiday!
December 11, 2015: Colour Me! Cards and journals for the creative spirit! Produced in Canada, these playful designs can be coloured with markers, colour pencils, pens or crayons. The coil-bound notebook features 200 lined pages and both front and back covers are illustrated. Cards are $4.95, while the journal is $15.95. We have just received a new shipment of the cards so our selection is fantastic!
December 2, 2015: With 2016 less than a month away it's time to think about Agendas! From classic or decorative PaperBlanks, to coil bound art and photography and of course a wide selection of Moleskine, our choices are extensive. We also carry planners from Letts and Belvedere. Get your year on track with the perfect tool, guaranteed not to crash.
December 1, 2015: OPEN LATER! Yes, we have extended our hours until Christmas Eve. We are now open every weekday until 9 p.m., and weekends until 6 p.m. That's extra time to get working on your list! And don't forget to get your Glebe Spree ballot stamped- you could be this year's winner of the $10,000 Shopping Spree! Good luck!
THIS SATURDAY November 28 Shop the Neighbourhood and save! The Papery is offering 15% off our in-stock individual Paper by the Piece including text and cover weight sheets, envelopes in a range of sizes up to 9 x 12, folded notecards, photo frame cards and decorative sheets including Japanese chirogami. Great for card making, craft projects or gather an assortment for a beautiful and useful gift. Check out the webpage at shoptheneighbourhood.ca and download the YP Shopwise app to find all the participating local businesses and their deals for the day. Thank you for supporting your local businesses!
November 13, 2015: Standouts from our stellar napkin selection: the Winter series of animal portraits are available in beverage and luncheon sizes along with matching paper coasters (tin of 12 double sided, $7.95) and beautiful mugs in a gorgeous gift box ($14.95). Birch napkins, available in dinner, lunch and beverage ($9.95, $7.95, $6.95) complement the birch tree candles (boxed pair of 10" tapers, $15.95). Feather bird clip-ons make great accents for table, tree or wreath ($3.95 - $9.95). Final touches? Berry sprays to tuck in corners ($4.95). You will find a wealth of holiday inspiration at The Papery!
September 30, 2015: With a tear we say goodbye to sultry September. And look forward to...PIE! Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and we have a card that looks good enough to eat! If that's not your style, feast your eyes on some other designs from Papyrus including a very playful looking turkey. Acorn accents bring a touch of reflection to your Thanksgiving displays. We'll be open on Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Thanksgiving Monday October 12th. Enjoy the holiday!
Feb 21, 2014: Tintin has returned! We have journals, a growth chart, and gift boxes (shown above), along with puzzles, figurines, mugs, carry bags, postcards, file folders, coasters, badges, stickers... even beach towels! Tintin for everyone, everywhere! Yay!!