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Best Stationery Stores In The Detroit Area

February 15, 2013 8:00 AM

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Sending emails is definitely easier than sending a snail mail letter or card, but there’s nothing like opening the mailbox and seeing that you have mail. Here’s a list of some of the best card and stationery stores in the Detroit metro area.

City Bird
460 W. Canfield St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-9146
www.ilovecitybird.comCity Bird is located in Midtown, near Wayne State’s campus, and has a large selection of stationery and Detroit-themed gifts. It also has a section of greetings cards and stationery that have Detroit themes as well. The store was founded in 2005 by Andy and Emily Linn, siblings and University of Michigan alums, and it opened in its current location in 2009. If you’re unable to visit the store in person, it also currently sells some of its wares on Etsy.Related: Best Greeting Card Shops in Detroit

Hollander’s
410 N. 4th Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 741-7531
www.hollanders.comHollander’s is located in Kerrytown near downtown Ann Arbor and the university, and features a full store of stationery as well as scrapbooking supplies. The store also offers cooking classes, and if you book five or more at one time, you receive a 10-percent discount. Hollander’s sells greetings cards, journals, various stationery products and bookbinding supplies. It’s also close to the world-famous Zingerman’s, so you can grab a sandwich before or after shopping. There’s a parking lot nearby and also metered parking in the area.
Write Impressions
407 S. Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 541-8921
www.writeimpressions-mi.comWrite Impressions can be found in downtown Royal Oak amidst many shops and restaurants. Lori London opened the store on Fourth Street in 1989. The store moved to its current Washington Avenue location in 2006, and still features custom stationery and invitations. Graphic designers are available on-site to help patrons create stationery and/or invitations. Write Impressions also sells merchandise that makes great gifts. In 2004, Lucky magazine chose Write Impressions as the best place to buy stationery in all of Michigan. Parking garages are nearby, as is metered parking.
Catching Fireflies
3117 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 336-2030
www.catchingfireflies.comCatching Fireflies is located on 12 Mile near Coolidge in downtown Berkley, close to Royal Oak. It has a ton of stationery, gifts and wedding-related items, as well as purses and stocking stuffers. The store may look small from the outside, but don’t be deceived. Once you step inside, you’ll be blown away by the vast selection. You can also find U of M and MSU-related paraphernalia.Related: Best Shops For Antiques And Collectibles In Detroit

Barbara’s Paper Bag
147 Pierce St.
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 642-3860
www.barbaraspaperbag.comBarbara’s Paper Bag is located on Pierce Street in downtown Birmingham, near the intersection of Maple and Old Woodward. It has a large selection of stationery as well as wedding invitations, save-the-date cards and programs. Stationery can be customized here or you can browse and order stationary online. The store recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and is known for its friendly salespeople and great services.
Liz Parker is a freelance writer and a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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