(Updated – Nov 28, 2016)

When Duane Reade and Party City just won’t do, special occasions call for unique greeting cards, custom invitations, and fancy party favors. Here, we compiled a short list of five Brooklyn stationery shops where you can find high-quality paper goods.


Lion in the Sun (Park Slope)
Announce your wedding, birthday, baby shower or any momentous occasion in style with a custom invitation from Lion in the Sun. The full-service, Park Slope paperie works with clients to design invitations and announcements that capture their personality, taste, style and price point. Owners Melinda and David Morris also carry handmade journals and photo albums, classic Moleskin planners and funky note cards.

Lion in the Sun photo courtesy of Facebook.

Paper Source | Jameelah S. via Yelp

Paper Source (Cobble Hill)
For a surefire holiday or housewarming gift, head to Paper Source. The Cobble Hill outpost of this crafty chain is always abuzz with families and couples of discerning taste in search of the right calendar, wrapping paper or quirky card. The store also offers DIY workshops.

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Papél New York (Cobble Hill)
If you’re as serious about your social paper products as you are about your coffee, Papél is the store for you. A staple in Cobble Hill since 2009, the family-owned shop offers a handpicked selection of eco-friendly stationery, greeting cards and customizable invitations and announcements.

stationery-stores-brooklyn-at-wilderness-9505068At Wilderness | Putnbay P. via Yelp

At Wilderness (Downtown Brooklyn)
Catering to Brooklyn’s sophisticated ladies, At Wilderness offers kitschy stationery gifts sets, as well as a thoughtfully curated collection of jewelry, fragrance, bath and beauty products, and other precious notions.

Brooklyn ARTery via Facebook

Brooklyn ARTery (Ditmas Park)
Brooklyn ARTery has something for everyone, from cool thank-you cards and kitschy toys and games, to funky home décor and artisanal food. The Ditmas Park store specializes in quality handmade merchandise that’s sourced from local artists and fair trade artisans from — all over while still offering affordable prices.

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