Ten-Second Takeaway

Load up on budget paper products, stationery, and art supplies at Orion Paper Mart, on Ebrahim Sahib Street. Close to Commercial Street, the two-floor shop is perfect for your basic, day-to-day needs.

Paper Trail


We all love ourselves some beautiful stationery. But gorgeous stationery also comes at a price. There are times when you just need to stock up on basics, for your daily needs. That’s when Orion Paper Mart in Commercial Street can come to your rescue. The two-floor, stationery shop has been in business on Ebrahim Sahib Street {near the Shivajinagar end} since the 70s. 

Stock Up

You can browse through their glass display cases and pick from a range of products. There are pens from the ubiquitous ballpoint to rare fountain pens. You can also snap up calligraphy nibs if you want creative lettering. Need something to scribble on? Then, you can choose from small and long, ruled and unruled notebooks. Again, these are the Plain Jane variety and the fanciest of them will be the hard-bound Nightingale kind. For those of you who prefer loose sheets, there are those too {plain and rules}. Buy them in bulk and you won’t need to return for the next few months. While they don’t stock too many handmade paper notebooks, you can sift through colourful and large-size sheets to see what suits you best.

If you are looking to stock up your home office or even your new start up, Orion’s got plenty for you as well. From paper clips to calculators, files, notepads, scissors, staplers, markers, and white {and black} boards — they’ve got it all. While they don’t offer steep discounts, the store is better priced than your normal stationery shop {they are semi-wholesalers of sorts}. Expect a substantial discount if you buy in bulk though.

State Of Art

Dabble with art? Then, you can source all your supplies here. For those of you who are just starting out, there are sketchbooks and compact paint boxes. And if art is more than just a passing hobby, then, you can choose from canvases, charcoal pencils, and high-quality paints too. We also spotted wooden and metal easels. Upstairs, you can spot a range of gift bags. You can go for cutesy {perfect for kiddie birthdays}, or floral prints, or even plain ones. Orion also offers wallpaper {beginning at INR 45 per sheet}.

Photos: Rudra Rakshit Sharan