Paper-Ya

Arts & Crafts in Yaletown & Granville Island

A magnet for slavering stationery fetishists (you know who you are), this store's treasure trove of trinkets ranges from natty pens to traditional washi paper. It's not all writing-related ephemera, though. Whoever does the buying also curates an eclectic, changing roster of hard-to-resist goodies that can include cool journals, quirky books and cute greeting cards emblazoned with everything from cats to owls.

There's also a back wall of seals and sealing wax if you happen to be corresponding with someone from the Middle Ages.