Prague Shopping: For Paper Lovers


We love paper. We love paper so much we are sometimes sad that most of our communication is done electronically these days. However, this small obstacle does not prevent us from researching and visiting paper and stationery shops whenever we travel and from browsing their shelves in search of paper and envelopes of various shapes and colors and of stationery ornamented with great typography. If you are like us, this post is for you. While there are several producers and shops that might be of interest to you and us, today we are going to write about Papelote. Started by three young designers, the shop has been around for a few years only but already managed to become the 2011 Shop of the Year according to the Czech Design Awards (the fact that it was designed by the famous A1 Architects studio might have helped). Although the shop is not really big, you can easily spend hours looking at, and feeling, diaries of various shapes, envelopes of all the colors of the rainbow, clever paper packages, and designer postcards; all made from environmentally friendly materials.

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In addition to original paper and stationery, Papelote produces and sells really smart iPad and iPhone covers made of felt (we have one, and several of our guests have asked about it). They also have a small collection of books from Czech publisher Baobab and books featuring different illustrators and printmakers.

In addition to this shop, they also operate Pape.lab, a workshop studio thatoffers its services to basically anyone who is interested in paper, design and originality.

Want a souvenir from Prague? You don't have to hull around a big crystal vase! A nice diary or a simple postcard fits anywhere, and will bring back many memories. We know this works for us, and we think it could work for you, too! Btw if you visit the shop, you'll probably find one of the founders behind the counter.

papelote obchod a dílnaVojtěšská 9, Praha 1, 110 00Mon - Fri 11am – 7pmSat noon–6pm tel.: +420 774 719 113