Advantages you can get some quirky gifts, good selection of paper
Disadvantages not easy to find
I thought I was seeing things in Leeds Station concourse when I saw the Paperchase sign. I had thought that this chain of shops had died a death years ago (I don't get out much...not)-Paperchase used to be THE shop for teenagers in Manchester, to buy posters for your wall, and cards and paper in multi colours..it was a great place to get pressies for your friends as well as a great place to meet them. I remember buying a little jumping Woodstock (the little yellow bird from Peanuts) from there..you wound it up and if hopped along, nodding its head...so SWEET!I also bought a huge poster of a dulux dog for my bedroom wall and took it off to Uni with me when I went. We went there for a lot of psychodelic greetings cards and post cards with stick people on ..who were saying profound studenty-type things that made us roll around laughing...
Now it's seen a bit of a revival and there are apparently 60 of these stores around but so hard to find..it's been revamped and brought up to date so I thought I'd go in and see how it was coping with the modern day. The one on Leeds station is only small but I have since visited one in London, near Victoria train station..stocking more stuff.
For sketching on- if you are an artist..and they have other ART materials.
So its not cheap stuff but it looks wonderful!Writing paper and envelopes
Paperchase also still sell note books in all sizes and these vary in price depending on size. Some are made with handmade paper and are expensive but some are recycled paper and don't break the bank. At least you feel as though you are doing something for conservation if you're not chopping down trees!A multicoloured memo block that you tear pieces off as you use them will cost you £4. There 's a lot of paper in this little paper tower!
Some great designs from £1
There's be a design to suit everyone in there.
They also sell caligraphy sets for those people who want to write properly..or learn how to!
As far as gifts are concerned, you really need to go in and look..
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