Stationery stores in Taipei only known by locals

These stores are hidden in the alleys of Taipei. They present eye-catching charm in a low profile. Each store has collected various stationery. Not only do they attract the fans of stationery, but also the foreign tourists, who come here purposely for purchasing stationaries. Many products at the stores are carefully selected by the owners. Some are exported famous foreign brands, some are original brands that are developed with professionals, which become one of the popular stationery brand in the world stage. Now, we have selected 7 stationery stores in Taipei. You can go and visit, so you can feel the rich daily life of stationery.

  1. Tools to Liveby

Jointly founded by five independent designers, Tools to Liveby is the must-go store in many fans. The display in the store make you feel like in Europe. The unique and sensitive taste also make the must-visit stationery store recommended by many media abroad.

Besides the exported classic brands from Europe, America and Japan, the store also have its own designed stationery. Start from Taiwan, now you can find their traces in Norway, Germany, America and other locations. Recently, their products were sold at the store of Travel’s Factory, which is the famous Japanese stationery brand. As a result, Tools to Liveby is now the synonymous for the world popular stationery brand.

Tools by Liveby

Taipei Leli store

Address: No. 15, Lane 72, Leli Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan

Operation hours:         Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 – 21:00

Sunday 12:99 – 19:00

Monday closed

Gaoxiong Bo’er store

Address: Dayi Warehouse C6 – 19, Bo’er Art district

Operation hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:30 – 19:30

  1. Plain Stationery & Homeware

The Plain Stationery & Homeware is located in Gongguan Alley. The concept of the store is simple life. From various pen to notebooks, there is a series of ordinary stationeries that are common seen in our daily life. Inside the tiny store, the products displayed in the stores are coming from all over the world and carefully selected, which are worth recommendation.

Besides, the Plain Stationery & Homeware has launched its original stamps and color trial. The formal includes stamps with the themes of haircut, book reading, traveling and others. The latte is for fountain pen user to add ink color into the stamps. Then, you can build your own collection of ink. Additionally, it enables people to enhance their daily life of journal keeping.

The Plain Stationery & Homeware

Address: No. 10, Alley 8, Lane 210, Section 3, Roosevelt Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan

Operation hours:         Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 14:00 – 21:00

Weekend: 13:00 – 19:00

Closed on Tuesday

  1. Pingmo Pure Store

Pingmo Pure Store is a store that combined desserts, stationery and grocery. Once you step into the store, you can feel the sweet aroma filled in the air.

With the sweetness, the “Paper Studio” has more than one hundred different types of paper. It provides paper products with temperature, where you can create your own notebook from scratch, or purchase the postcard you like.

Address: No. 10, Lane 75, Yongkang St, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan

Operation hours: every day from 12:00 – 20:00

Do you remember when the last time you wrote a card?

Send a card to the friends that you haven’t seen for a while!

  1. 30 Select

30 Select holds the attitude of living elegantly. It has collected stationeries from other countries, grocery, fountain pen, postcard, tape, candy and even spicy sauce. A lot of the small things here will surprise you.

30 Select

Address: No.10, Lane 210, Section 3, Roosevelt Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan

Operation hours:         Monday – Saturday 13:00 – 21:00

Sunday 12:00 – 19:00

  1. Hi! Kidult

If you like making handcraft, then you shouldn’t miss this one. Hi! Kidult has imported the handcraft products from Japan, Spain and other countries. So the aduts can preserve their childish side in their everyday lives, such as cute tree crayon with natural color and the shape of the tree, which makes each crayon every special. The interesting calligraphy postcard will become the scene at your home.

Hi! Kidult

Address: moving currently

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  1. Tylee

Recently, the trend of writing with fountain pen and practicing calligraphy is getting more and more popular, which remind people of the beautiful time of hand writing. There are 140,000 people online have formed a community to practice and share their works. Among them, one of the stores loved by those people is the Xiaoping Yaji. From entry level fountain pen of hundred yuan loved by beginners, to the 10-thousand-yuan high end fountain pens, you can find pens from different brands, ages, and types. There are many limited versions and collection versions you can only find here. Next time when you pass this place, you can walk inside and have a look.


Address: No. 76, Lane 208, Rui’an St, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan

Operation hours: Monday to Saturday: 12:00 – 22:00

Sunday: 12:00 – 19:00

  1. Mingjin Stationery

It feels like the stationery at the end of the alley, when you were kid. The Mingjin Stationery gives people a nostalgia feeling. However, for stationery fans, the store is the treasure chest. From the stamp, paper tape, various pen, stickers, postcards, notebooks, and good quality stationeries are always in stock here.

Mingjin stationery

Address: No. 1 Building, No. 8 Alley, No. 209, Sec. 2, Jilong Road

Operation hours: Saturday to Sunday: 14:00 – 20:00

Tuesday to Friday: 16:00 – 20:00

Standing in front of the wood draw and choosing a pen you like: life should start with writing. Do you remember when is the last time you write a card? With the advancement of technology, compared to card, you will more likely to receive “happy birthday” notes from facebook. Even though it is convenient, don’t you feel like missing something?

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