The Denver Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses that serve

their local market. Each year, we identify companies that

we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in

their local community and business category.

These are local companies that enhance the positive image of

small business through service to their customers and community.

Sunset Magazine

Denver’s best stationery boutique, The Papery.

Dave B.

Denver, Colorado

Excellent selection of cards in a tiny space.

As a boy, I hated the card buying process, but I do enjoy

The Papery’s selection and friendly service.

Elizabeth D.

Denver, Colorado

Tiny little place in Bonnie Brae neighborhood, as big as a

closet, so small you can’t even “swing a cat”, an expression I

heard about  hotel room in Paris... but The Papery is chock full

of cards, stationery, note pads, wrapping.  The best part are the

people who help you... This is the kind of place I love to do business

with, small neighborhood shop, a great place to hunt for little treasures,

especially note cards that make you feel good when you send them

and make you want to send more... which is good!

Lori M.

Denver, Colorado

It’s true that great things come in small packages. For proof, look no

further than this delightful stationery boutique that, while barely bigger

than a broom closet, is stacked to the rafters with whimsy invitations, unique greeting cards and flirty wrapping paper.

You won’t find standard Hallmark stock here. Instead, the cluttered shop is bedecked with a huge assortment of hand-painted cards, many of which are designed by local artists.

Invitations from luxury designers like Crane, William Arthur and Elite share space with note cards, journals, and pens, and there’s an impressive selection of both individual and boxed holiday cards, including Caspari.

Tracie B.

Located in my neighborhood so I've been known to walk over for the last minute card (as in, oh crud it's so-and-so's birthday and I need a card, STAT)! Aside from the convenience, this little shop is charming (code word for tiny) but packs cards and stationary into a space the size of a walk-in closet - no, make that a broom closet. In addition to standard cards for every occasion, the Papery also has a great selection of cards with photos from local photographers.

Shirley, the owner is is a warm and wonderful woman who will help you find anything that you need. I'm not sure I'd go out of my way, however if you're in the area, or are craving Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, you should check it out.

Jamie N.

I had a fabulous experience at The Papery! Connie was incredibly helpful and able to address almost 200 wedding envelopes in 48 hours. Amazing turn around time and a total life saver for me since we were working on a tight timeline. Thanks Connie and The Papery team. Highly recommend this fabulous little gem!

Wendy T.

I love this little (and I do mean little) shop.  It offers cards created by local artists and other unique options.  As far as custom orders, The Papery can special order high end stationary and invitations from Crane, Aurther Williams and many others.  I have always had great customer service by friendly staff and recommend this shop happily.