In other stationery news, downtown letterpress boutique Paper Hammer recently expanded its retail section of handmade cards, sketchpads, and screen-printed specialities to make room for new artisan items being churned out of its Tieton, WA factory.

"The expanded space will include goods handmade at our bookbinding and letterpress studios, plus a selection of art and design books assembled by Marquand Books alongside products by other designers we love," store manager and buyer Dorothy Cheng told us. "We really had to expand. The artisans in Tieton are constantly coming up with great new products, but we were slowly running out of room to showcase them."

Image via Paper Hammer

The expansion takes over Paper Hammer's former gallery, but more retail space won't keep them from hosting a rotation of local and national artists. One wall remains to exhibit works, with shows changing on a bimonthly basis.

Image via Paper Hammer

And if the boutique's unique giftables and inspiring displays weren't enough to get you in the door, starting this September, Paper Hammer will be offering calligraphy classes with local handwriting master Annabella Serra. (Making the store a one-stop shop for, say, DIYing your wedding invites.)

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