Your shopping bag is empty.
FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75! see details
Shop the Spring Fashion Catalog Shop the Spring Fashion Catalog

Our Story

The Paper StoreFor over 50 years, The Paper Store has been providing our guests across New England with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience where they can discover expressions of sentiment for all of life’s occasions. Celebrating the gift of giving since 1964.

The Paper Store is the largest family owned and operated chain of Specialty Gift Stores in New England; and these are not your average gift and card stores!

Our business began in 1964 when Bob Anderson purchased his first store in Maynard, Massachusetts. Originally a stationery store, The Paper Store began to evolve into a sophisticated and diverse operation that includes beautiful Gifts, Social Expressions, Fashion & Fashion Accessories, Bath & Body, Social Stationery & Custom Invitations, Infant Fashion & Specialty Gifts, Home Décor & Tabletop, Educational Toys & Games, Gourmet Foods, Best-Selling Books for all ages, and so much more! As you walk through the cheerful aisles of The Paper Store, you encounter unique offerings for everyone on your gift list; and at least one irresistible item for yourself!

We consider each department a store within a store, complete with well-informed Gift Specialists that are happy to help customers find the perfect gift or answer a question. We truly consider The Paper Store a place where everyone is treated like family! Our stores are dedicated to customer service above all else, a rare find with today’s trend of superstores.

In the decades since Bob’s first store opened, The Paper Store is proud to boast a rapidly expanded retail footprint… and we’ve only just begun!  Seven family members, as well as a myriad of spouses, cousins and friends, work diligently together analyzing retail trends and continuing their mission to bring the highest quality in customer service along with many thousands of high value items and ideas from the world’s finest gift lines to our customers.

>Our Mission

The Paper Store is committed to being the premier destination for all of our customers’ gift-giving needs.

Our mission is to share our passion for The Paper Store with each customer, during each visit, by going above and beyond their expectations for both selection and service.

By combining an ever-changing assortment of exciting merchandise, a visually inspiring environment, and exceptional customer service, we provide an unparalleled shopping experience.

Charitable Giving

The Paper Store Giving Program, Because Giving is a Beautiful Thing.

As a family owned and operated company of over 50 years, the message of giving back and helping others is at the heart of what we do. In partnership with our generous customers, The Paper Store has raised over $1,000,000 in the last five years to help those in need. Learn more about our efforts here.

Print Friendly