Small Business Profile The Regional Assembly of Text

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Assembly of Text Vancouver
As mentioned yesterday, as a way of giving back this year, and to emphasize the importance of supporting Small Business, this holiday season (and always),  we are running a series on small businesses we love from brick and mortar shops, online shops, studios and makers.  
Today we’re honoured to feature a very cool papergoods shop here in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.,  The Regional Assembly of Text. Their old school brand has been a favourite of ours ever since they appeared on the scene in Vancouver fifteen years ago. From a letter writing nook where they host monthly letter writing clubs (during non-covid times), to a zine library (the lowercase reading room) filled with rarities and of course old school style stationery they create in house for all of us stationery lovers. They also sell their goods online, as well as wholesale.  If you are ever in Vancouver or Victoria, these stores are a must-see!
The Regional Assembly of Text
The Regional Assembly of Text 
Shop Addresses: 3934 Main Street Vancouver & 560 Johnson Street Victoria 
Do You Sell Online? Yes, on our website: assemblyoftext.com and we also sell wholesale to other lovely shops. 
Shop Description: 
The Regional Assembly of Text, a little stationery & gift store, opened in Vancouver B.C. in 2005 & in 2013 we opened a second storefront downtown Victoria. Focusing on text as a theme, our stores feature many lovely things designed and built by us. We are inspired by all things nostalgic: vintage office supplies, old textbooks, maps & product design from days gone by. Our stores endeavour to create an atmosphere of delight, curiosity & enjoyment for our customers. We hope you can visit us one day. 
Letter writing nook The Regional Assembly of Text
List 5 favourite/popular items:
Pandemic postcards
Pack of Buttons - What a year

4. Isolation Editions. Pack of 3 little books. 

Isolation books
Many Moods Magnets
Assembly of Text Pack of Buttons
List a favourite go-to gift idea from the shop: 
Our ‘Stay Stationary, Send Stationery Kit’ is our current favourite. Contains many items to help you stay in touch with the ones you love.
Stay Stationery Kit
The Regional Assembly of Text
Website: assemblyoftext.com 
Instagram: @assemblyoftext 
Assembly of Text
Assembly of Text interior

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.