Strange as it may sound, we know some folks who find shopping for stationery therapeutic, and dare we say, fun. Maybe it is the cute pen designs or the satisfaction of coming across the perfect note pad. Whatever the (pencil) case may be, there are some stationery shops in Singapore that every lover of tabletop supplies are sure to derive pleasure shopping at.
Stationery Shops in Singapore
For the times when a regular ballpoint from the neighbourhood convenience store won’t do, here are 15 stationery shops in Singapore where you can find everything you need to fill up your desktop or pencil case.
1. NBC Stationery & Gifts
If you are looking for cute stationery items like pens, pencils and notebooks, many of which are imported from Japan, pay a visit to NBC Stationery & Gifts. NBC Stationery & Gifts started off in Singapore in 1983 as the stationery corner in Kinokuniya. It now has seven outlets around Singapore. Just be warned that you may be distracted by all the other cute items around the shop.
Store Locations: Bugis Junction, Raffles City, JEM, Books Kinokuniya Ngee Ann City, Books Kinokuniya Liang Court, Isetan Scotts, Takashimaya Shopping Centre
2. Popular Bookstore
The go-to store for many Singaporeans looking for stationery items is Popular Bookstore. It is hard to imagine that this homegrown giant started off distributing Chinese story books and pictures in 1924 as Cheng Hing Company. Today, it is an essential place to shop for assessment books and back-to-school supplies, including stationery.
Store Locations: All over Singapore
PaperMarket stocks lovingly curated stationery and papercrafting supplies. It is one of the nicest stationery shops in Singapore to browse through because there is something new to uncover.
Store Locations: Raffles City, Plaza Singapura
4. Evergreen Stationery
Though geared towards the office crowd, you will still be able to find a good variety of stationery items at Evergreen Stationery. Plus, you can pick up binding machines, cheque writers and time recorders there too.
Store Locations: Great World City, Suntec City Mall, Square 2 Novena, Parkway Parade, Paya Lebar Square, Bukit Merah, Galaxis
This Australian brand has taken Singapore by storm with its colourful and quirky stationery items. Pens, highlighters, pencil cases and more come in bright pinks and blues. Fun shapes and designs help make going to school more fun. It is no wonder that Smiggle is such a hit.
Store Locations: Bugis Junction, City Link, City Square Mall, Compass One, Great World City, Ion Orchard, Jcube, Jem, Jurong Point, Lot One, NEX, Northpoint, Parkway Parade, Plaza Singapura, Somerset, Tampines 1, Tanglin Mall, United Square, VivoCity, Wisma Atria
“Cool” is the word we’d use to describe the items found at Typo. This shop has a constantly changing range of diaries, notebooks, pens and other accessories like pen holders.
Style and functionality define Swedish design. This holds true at kikki.K, the Swedish stationery shop with three locations in Singapore. In addition to writing instruments, you can also find other items like stylishly designed diaries, notebooks and storage boxes at its stores.
Store Locations: ION Orchard, Raffles City, VivoCity
Simplicity and understatement are hallmarks of Japanese design. At MUJI, the Japanese homeware store, these traits are also reflected in the stationery on sale.
Store Locations: ION, Paragron, Marina Square, Tampines, Bugis Junction, Raffles City, Plaza Singapura, Jem, 313@Somerset, VivoCity
Artbox Singapore is a stationery shop from Korea. You can expect cute stationery items at the stationery shop’s two locations in Singapore.
Store Locations: Jurong Point, Causeway Point
Purveyors of fine design, Naiise has some wonderful Singapore-inspired stationery on sale like tutu kueh and HDB block erasers.
Store Locations: I12 Katong, Orchard Gateway, Shaw Centre, Westgate, Cathay, Millenia Walk
11. The Paper Stone
You can find colourful and well-designed paper goods, including books and planners, at The Paper Stone.
Store Locations: Lot 1, Jem, Bedok Mall, Tampines Mall, Bugis Junction
12. Art Friend
Paper, pens, paint and plenty more is what you will find at Art Friend. This home-grown store stocks everything that you’d expect to find in a stationery shop and then some.
Store Locations: Bras Basah Complex, Plaza Singapura, Clementi
Overjoyed at Golden Wall Centre at Short Street is well stocked with craft supplies. In addition, it does also sell a range of stationery, including calligraphy pens. Overjoyed also has a section devoted to children’s craft supplies.
Store Location: Golden Wall Centre
This store not only sells cute stationery but cute gifts for him, her and little ones too.
Store Locations: VivoCity, Raffles City
Founded in Singapore and led by a Swedish designer, Prints sells beautiful paper products such as cards, notebooks and desk accessories such as mini drawers and photo frames.
Store Locations: Ion Orchard, Citylink, Raffles Place MRT, Great World City