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The Best Stationery Stores In San Francisco

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If you are taking a trip to San Francisco and you’d like to do some pen, pencil, or paper shopping there are some great options for you. Read below to learn about some excellent stationery destinations.

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Itoya Topdrawer

Itoya Topdrawer carries stationery, but it also sells household items, backpacks, slippers, and similar items. It’s a big like a Muji store, with the bonus of having a nice online store where Muji is aimed at in-person shopping. There tends to be a good selection of Japanese stationery, but the store isn’t limited to just Japanese brands, with Kaweco and others prominent in their displays and online shop.

Their paper selection is good as well, of course including Itoya’s excellent notebooks.

1840 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Lamy Flagship Store

Similar to their excellent shop in NYC’s Soho neighborhood, Lamy has a store in San Francisco. Conveniently located on Market Street right the middle of the action this store is easy to visit if you are in downtown San Francisco or visiting popular destinations like the Ferry Building or the Moscone Center.

Expect to find a huge selection of Lamy products, with just about every one of their current items available. It’s also a great way to test out Lamy products in a casual setting with an expert helping you out. You can also refill on ink, cartridges, and Lamy notebooks.

645 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94104

Other Recommendations

Here are some other places to check out. Did we miss anything? Please email us suggestions!

  • Maido Fine Stationery (1581 Webster Street #260)
  • Flax Art (Oakland, CA)
  • Castle In The Air (Berkley)
  • Ink Stone (Berkley)
  • Campus Store (Berkley)


What about Muji San Francisco?

Muji had a San Francisco store at 540 9th Street (at Bryant Street) in SF’s popular SoMa neighborhood, but this location closed in the summer of 2020.