For some of us, stationery does make the world go round. There’s little that beats the smell of hand-made paper, the feel of a leather-bound diary and the smooth gliding of a fountain pen. We’re telling you where to go to make all your stationery dreams come true. So, here's a list of must-visit stationery shops in Delhi.
15 Affordable Stationery Shops In Delhi For Stunning Pens, Paper, Diaries & More
Sita Ram Stationers
If you’re an art student or simply harbour a love for pretty paper, Sitaram will feel like Disneyland to you. They have an entire basement filled to the brim with paper in different colours and textures. Pottery enthusiasts can indulge in clay. There’s even a section dedicated to quirky knick-knacks such as mini furniture, 3D models etc.
K R Stationers
KR Stationers is great for artists – they have an entire section just dedicated to paints - that just goes to illustrate the variety they carry. You can find a separate section for gifting items, and a section for paper of all kinds, craft supplies, modelling clay bricks and cute sticky notes. They also stock Moleskine journals and Mod Podge!
A popular shop in Khan Market, Anand Stationers has a very down-to-earth vibe with its strong Indian aesthetics. Everything’s made of handcrafted paper. They keep cards in all shapes and sizes, gift envelopes (we’re loving the cute golden elephant print ones), wrapping paper and lots of pretty notebooks (expect paisleys and the like).
Nai Sadak in Old Delhi is an age-old destination for stationery. Get planners, wrapping paper, pens, pencils, mango-shaped post-its and more at wholesale prices. If you buy in bulk, you’re likely to get further discounts. You can also get your hands on glittery tapes and stickers. We came across this store which sells so many kinds of pens, with Lamy pens starting as low as INR 1,600 (as opposed to the standard INR 2,200). There’s lots of discoveries still waiting to be made here.
We know for a fact that they sell a specific type of Japanese clay that looks and feels like a giant marshmallow and is very malleable. They also have paper with texture imitation, like wood for instance. All your regular stationery is available too so it’s a pretty great stop for all your needs.
Coko is a Hong Kong-based brand that has two outlets in Delhi - one in Kirti Nagar and another in Kalkaji. Apart from bags, travel pillows, and other accessories, they also have a great collection of pens, note pads, pencil cases and other knick-knacks. The price starts at around INR 100 for funky pens and can go up to INR 500 and above for stationery sets.
A Japan-based lifestyle brand, Miniso, has already taken over the city with its products that have a simple, minimal aesthetic, and are affordable too (starting at INR 60)! They've got everything from funky highlighters and markers, to folders, diaries and even colouring books for adults.
The AADI store is a huge room full of block-printed stationery, handicrafts and paper/cardboard gifts. We found handmade diaries, bookmarks, wrapping paper rolls, lampshades, the prettiest jewellery boxes, and envelopes, among other things. The price range here hardly tends to go above INR 300. Best part? The products are all made by differently-abled individuals associated with various NGOs and the proceeds from the sale of the products are used to rehabilitate them.
Headquartered in Okhla Industrial Area, Anand Prakash is a brand that does brilliant stationery, decor, accessories and gifts. Bookmarks, journal sets, writing pens, handmade papers, sketch pads - you're sure to find it all here. They have an e-store as well and offer free-shipping above INR 1,000.
A stationery and decor store, Paper Theatre in Lajpat Nagar is that one theatre we won't mind frequently visiting. It has everything a stationery hoarder can ask for. Printed notebooks, diaries, paper lanterns, washi tapes, - you name it, they've got it. Not to forget, it's highly economical too.
Nappa Dori is for those who like simple, elegant, minimal (and expensive) stationery. They've got a limited collection of basic items like notebooks, scissors, pencils, cases and more. The focus of this store is more on quality and utility. On a side note, just buying from here will make you feel productive, blame the rationalisation effect for that.
Itsy Bitsy is the place if you're looking for quirky decoration. A heaven for people who like to scrapbook in general. It can be a little challenging to locate the store in Lajpat Nagar, the easiest way would be to reach there by metro as Lajpat Nagar metro station is the closest to the store.
Another place that screams minimalism, Muji has everything from storage solutions for your home to stationery like notebooks and pens in every colour possible. Originally founded in 1980 in Japan, this store's name is an abbreviation of Mujirushi Ryohin, which translates to "no-brand quality goods."
This shop was originally in Nai Sadak in Old Delhi but now has shifted to Patel Nagar. Visit here if you're specifically in search of some art supplies, even though the shop doesn’t seem to be very huge, they have everything that an artist might need. Paints, canvases of all sizes, varnishes, brushes, all types of papers, and so on. The best part however is that they usually have discounts going on and you almost always get prices lesser than MRP!
There is literally nothing like too much stationery and the more you hoard, the more greedy you get! We feel you. Check out these online stationery brands that'll satiate your greed. And for the ones who'd like to go the extra mile and shop for eco-friendly products, you'll love our curated list of sustainable stationery brands on LBB.