Fine Stationery in Boston

Remember life before email? It may be fuzzy, but one thing's clear: There's a tactile world out there, and it involves paper. It never hurts to refresh social ties with a personal touch, and what better way to share that care than with finely crafted greeting cards or gorgeous party invitations? Either way, it's always an occasion to take note of these first-rate stationers and paperies in Boston.

(Photo: Rugg Road Paper Company)

Updated: February 03, 2010

Where to Buy Stationery

Rugg Road Paper Co.

105 Charles St# 1, Boston, MA 02114

A dependably attentive staff and glittery pop-up cards alike come to the fore at this tightly edited, invitingly cozy paper boutique. Select rubberstamps as you would chocolate gummies from the candy store, or venture to Rugg Road's consultation corner for tailored, professionally printed notes. A hearty collection of endearing, ready-to-go greeting cards rounds out the bill, guaranteeing cheer throughout the year.


60 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Oh-so-classy you deserves to make a mark with such polished social stationery as Dempsey & Carroll, 'stationery engravers since 1878,? with its own showroom within Louis Boston. Choose from an array that includes wedding announcements, business cards or, for the canine lover, dachshund-emblazoned note suites. Engraved with the highest-grade inks, these sumptuous cotton-fiber papers make even the most basic monogrammed letterhead quietly opulent.

Paper Source

338 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

At Paper Source, megamart selection and artsy-chic vibe collide in a smorgasbord of DIY and customization. Set your party's tone at the very first beat with a one-of-a-kind invitation: The choice of paper runs a rainbow-worthy spectrum, as do all manners of tissue and ribbon for textural interest. If you wish to gild the lily, exquisite Japanese cherry blossom prints and vintage-esque, Parisian map giftwrap perform as envelope liners or collage fodder.

Bob Slate

1288 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Quirkily illustrated postcards are an unexpected treat at this local purveyor of writing implements and custom printing. Discover the most diverse crop of decorative boxed letter sets, running the outrageous gamut including wildlife photography, food as depicted in paintings, Edward Gorey and the work of notable female artists. Eclectic in the truest sense of the word, Bob Slate has everything you simultaneously can and cannot live without. You won't leave empty-handed.