What's New at The Paper Mouse

Spotlight: Leuchtturm1917
When we expanded The Paper Mouse in late 2018, one of our top priorities was to make room for more notebooks in different sizes, shapes, and rulings. And after growing our shop, adding more tables, and building some extra bookshelves,...
Spotlight: Baronfig
Simplicity, usefulness, and community: these are the three design principles of Baronfig, one of our beloved brands at The Paper Mouse. Baronfig started in 2013 as a Kickstarter project between friends Adam Kornfield and Joey Cofone, who couldn’t find the...
Keeping a Commonplace Book
Do you ever find yourself struggling to recall a quotation or a poem that spoke to you, remember where you put some useful instructions, or repeat a bit of helpful advice you heard? Organizing and retaining our knowledge is an...
Spotlight: Sailor Pens
  The Paper Mouse is proud to announce that we’re now a Sailor pen retailer! One of Japan’s “Big Three” pen companies, Sailor is known for their consistently high quality and their colorful pen designs. Sailor Pens Founded in 1911,...
Spotlight: Bottle Branch Stationery
One of the joys of being a neighborhood small business is getting to meet local artists and highlight their work. Among our favorite local companies is Bottle Branch, a botanical photography and paper goods business created by artist Elizabeth Hammond...
Cultivating Curiosity
Do you remember the first time you got to choose a subject to study in school? One of the great joys of growing up is the freedom to direct our own time and learning, to pursue the subjects that interest...
Spotlight: The Little Red House
For back-to-school season, we’re featuring an artist whose work brings back the feeling of childhood! The Little Red House is a stationery company featuring the illustrations of Aggie Cheung, whose adorable animals charm everyone who sees them.  Born and raised...
Behind the Scenes at a Gift Show
  This week our team is visiting NY NOW, a huge gift show that takes place each year in New York City. We’ve attended the show ever since our shop opened in 2015, scouring the hundreds of exhibitors to find...
Spotlight: Field Notes
You’ve probably seen Field Notes' slim pocket-sized memo books with kraft paper covers and bold black lettering. They’re such popular and iconic little notebooks that it seems as if they’ve always been around, but in fact Field Notes is a...
Spotlight: Felix Doolittle
Photo courtesy of Felix Doolittle Visitors to our shop are often drawn to our occasion card wall, which holds row upon row of illustrated cards that celebrate, sympathize, encourage, thank, and congratulate. The vast majority of the cards we carry...
Spotlight: Bellroy
Australian startup Bellroy was launched in 2010 by a team of product designers and engineers who were passionate about carry—their word for bags, wallets, cases, luggage, and all those items we use to carry our things.  They started with a...
Spotlight: Special Pens for Grads
A pen is a traditional graduation gift, a symbol of learning and intellectual pursuit that has long been given to honor a graduate’s achievement and entry into adulthood. But “traditional'' doesn't have to mean a pen is stodgy or old-fashioned;...
Letter Writing All Year Round
Back in 2001, the USPS designated the month of April National Letter Writing Month. The Paper Mouse team loves to celebrate this snail mail jubilee, and we encourage everyone to join in the fun of writing and receiving letters this...
Tutorial: Make Your Own Envelopes
Back in 2001, the USPS designated the month of April National Letter Writing Month. The Paper Mouse team loves to celebrate this snail mail jubilee, and we encourage everyone to join in the fun of writing and receiving letters this...
What to Write during Letter Writing Month
Back in 2001, the USPS designated the month of April National Letter Writing Month. The Paper Mouse team loves to celebrate this snail mail jubilee, and we encourage everyone to join in the fun of writing and receiving letters this...
Coping with COVID: Boredom Busters
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve written about the challenges of coping with heavy emotions and massive changes in our lives. But during the past year we’ve also been contending with plain old boredom. The sameness of our daily...
Coping with COVID: Some Tools for Reflection
Do you remember the very beginning of the coronavirus pandemic? When it first began to impact our lives, there was a great deal of novelty in the situation. It wasn’t a fun or happy time, but there was a sense...
Coping with COVID: a Plant Perspective
After a year of slogging through a pandemic —dealing with heavy emotions about illness and death, being cooped up inside, missing our loved ones, and adapting to major changes in our plans and our daily lives—and after a long winter that’s...
Structuring a Creative Habit
We’ve all felt the fire and excitement of beginning a new hobby. Our brand-new project is all we can think about. In the initial rush of excitement, we practice our new instrument daily, read avidly to learn everything we can...
Getting Started With a Creative Practice
During the past year as we’ve spent more time at home, many of us have taken up new hobbies to sustain our spirits and have discovered how fulfilling they can be. Sourdough baking has taken off. Home improvement projects are...
Love Letters
“Of all letters, the love-letter should be the most carefully prepared. Among the written missives, they are the most thoroughly read and re-read, the longest preserved, and the most likely to be regretted in after life.” So states Hill’s Manual of...