Hello, my name is Meghan and I can't stop visiting stationery stores. If it sells journals, notebooks, pens, pencils, cards, or anything of the sort, I must stop in for a visit. Usually, I leave with at least one new purchase.
One of my hobbies is sending out snail mail. While I don't get to do it as much as I used to, I still have a box of notecards and stationery readily available and I add new items to it regularly. Additionally, I love handwriting - whether it be calligraphy, hand lettering, or simply putting pen to paper. The act of writing by hand is something I enjoy immensely. So, sending snail mail is a great way for me to indulge my hobby. Plus, who doesn't like getting a friendly piece of mail these days?
When it comes to stationery stores, I love dropping in to see their wares. While the stores all sell the same sorts of things, they each have their own vibe. Some are modern and type A, others are quaint or crafty - they all make me happy. I think one reason I love stationery stores is that you don't need anything in them. They're an indulgence - but a simple indulgence. It feels like a treat to shop there but one I don't feel guilty about. I can walk away with a full bag of stuff, single notecard, or nothing at all and still feel like my time was well spent.
On Friday, I visited Jenni Bick, a store not too far from my home. I needed a new notebook for my 2022 bullet journal. While I was there I picked up some notecards and a packet of thank you cards. (Life pro tip: Always keep a packet of thank you cards on hand.) I enjoyed looking at the washi tape, pens, stickers, and one of a kind journals. While I was there, I overheard a staffer and customer chatting about the qualities of fountain pens in specific notebooks. I left the store happy.
What stores are you unable to pass up?