Best of 2001: Best Paper Supply Store

The Paperie
534 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter

Find Japanese rice paper here for reviving an old lampshade. If you want to make invitations for your garden party, select patterned vellum, organdy ribbon, and sealing wax from the array of supplies offered at this shop. The walls are lined with racks of delicate mulberry paper; thick, fibrous Thai garden paper; embossed, metallic, and stamped papers; and display cases with a plethora of bright, colorful stationery and envelopes. Bookbinding supplies and glues abound, along with leaf skeletons, art stamps, archive-quality inks, and a bin full of paper remnants, if you don't want to commit to an entire sheet of paper. They have craft manuals for book arts, calligraphy, and art stamping, as well as cards, scrapbooks, and small gifts.

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