What's New at The Paper Mouse

Getting Organized on Paper
One of the great lures of a new notebook is the promise of organization it floats before us. We’ve all been drawn in by this promise before. “This is the day/week/year I’m going to get organized,” we proclaim, as we...
Spotlight: Hobonichi
If you haven’t heard of the Hobonichi Techo, let us introduce you to this Japanese planner with the kind of fan following normally enjoyed by celebrities and not stationery. The word “techo” means planner notebook in Japanese, and this one...
Keeping Your Desk Organized
Today’s design aesthetics project the image of a minimalist life, where our desktops are blank slates with very few accessories. Flip through a furniture catalog or a home magazine and you’ll see photos of simple, clean desks displaying a laptop,...
Our 2022 Trade Show Journey
Follow our team’s journey through two New York City trade shows last week: iconic gift show NY NOW and fast-growing, visionary Shoppe Object!Attending a trade show is fun, but it’s also a lot of work! We don’t just show up...
Spotlight: The Traveler's Company
When we discovered the Traveler’s Notebook at a trade show in 2018, it was love at first sight. Its leather covers were beautiful. Its paper was top notch. And its “notebook system” was a revelation. In essence, the Traveler’s Notebook...
Botanical Inspiration: Herbaria
Today, on the first day of summer, we’re surrounded by lush but ephemeral plant life on every side. If you’ve ever tried to capture the beauty and vibrancy of plants, whether through drawing, photography, or some other means, you may...
Spotlight: Platinum Pens
Japan is well-known for its “Big Three” automobile companies, but we’re more interested in its three biggest fountain pen companies: Sailor, Pilot, and Platinum. Of the three, Platinum is probably the least known here in the West, but this renowned...
Keeping a Garden Journal
When we think of garden tools, the first things that come to mind are trowels, spades, garden forks, clippers, and so on. Another wonderfully useful tool that’s easily overlooked is a garden journal. A journal helps gardeners keep track of...
Spotlight: E. Frances Paper
On the front of one tiny notecard, a lone penguin totters toward you in a green pom-pom hat. On the back, another hatted penguin peers over at an earmuff-wearing companion. A different notecard features two birds nestled together lovingly on...
The Paper Mouse Letter Writing Challenge
Celebrate National Letter Writing Month with us! We’ve put together a series of challenge prompts to inspire you to write more snail mail this month. Dust off your favorite pens and paper, and join in the fun! Here’s how the...
Writing the Red Carpet
Penelope Paper: Good evening, and welcome! This is Penelope Paper, and I’m here live with Cal Ligraphy at the 2022 Red Carpet. This is the night we’ve all been waiting for, when the stars come out and we hear about...
Spotlight: LAMY
The Paper Mouse carries over a hundred styles of pens by over thirty different brands, but when our shop first opened, we had only a handful of pen lines. Our original collection was highly curated and included some great brands...
I See Right Through You: Demonstrator Pens
Fountain pen fans may have heard of so-called demonstrator pens, pens with transparent bodies that allow you to see inside. Demonstrator pens have a modern aesthetic that showcases the mechanisms inside, emphasizing their function as much as their form.  Surprisingly,...
Tutorial: How to Make Woven Paper Stars
Decorate your home for the holidays with eight-pointed paper stars! These woven paper stars are a Scandinavian Christmas decoration, traditionally made with folded strips of fabric.  For this tutorial, you’ll need:  A pair of scissors Four identical strips of paper,...
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...