i don’t know about you, but i feel like i will never have enough notebooks. i horde them (i have piles of these at home), i can’t help myself from wanting more and so keep buying them when i don’t need them and always have some new idea how this pad will finally keep me organized. while i used to have to go to manhattan to get my fix, i finally discovered a local brooklyn place with plenty of eye candy in the notebook department. paper xoxo opened up in the fall of 2008 and it took me more than a year make it to this very cute little shop right off 7th avenue in park slope. the great selection includes some of my favorite designers like oh joy! and thomas paul, as well as new ones like these bright yellow pads from susyjack and others from ecojot.
this small shop also has some fun gifts including stamps by psa essentials, cavallini papers and yellow owl (i love her stuff), coasters by lucky bee press, adorable bags with bold prints by modern radar, fun wrapping paper and even some recipe boxes. paper xoxo also carries a small selection of cards from some of the usual suspects like elum, hello lucky, red cap and driscoll design. if i were to compare paper xoxo to scaredy kat (which i also love), i think it is just a little more serious, a little more sedate, and not so many toys, but not as stuffy as lion in the sun.
paper xoxo also offers letterpress custom invites, and will help put together the designs too. just remember, that they’re not open on sundays. paper xoxo, 178a lincoln place between 7th and 8th avenues, brooklyn, new york, 718.783.1383.