Ideas On Paper

Ideas On Paper Nottingham

Heading to the city to buy art supplies, I grabbed an opportunity to head over at Cobden Chambers and find a little shop full of independant magazines, books, and stationery, Ideas on Paper. I have been wanting to visit since I moved here in Nottingham last February.

Ideas On Paper Nottingham

Ideas On Paper Nottingham

Ideas On Paper Nottingham

Ideas On Paper Nottingham

“We bring a thought provoking and collectible selection of magazines, journals, and books to Nottingham; independent titles on fashion, art, culture, design, business, economics, food, wine and travel, are complemented by a range of stationery, enabling you to get your ideas on paper.”

It is no doubt one of my favourite shops. Every wall was nearly covered with magazines and I was in awe exploring and spotting familiar names, such as Cereal and Kinfolk. I went in with an intention to buy few magazines – I wanted to stock up something new in my magazine box alongside Artists & Illustrators and Oh Comely, which has been my usual reads for years. Being a typically indecisive person, I wavered over which ones I wanted to bring home for ages and I eventually chose Puss Puss (I couldn’t not buy it after finding out it has a feline element! Crazy cat lady here *waves*) and two issues of Uppercase, which I have heard a lot about but haven’t got my hands on them yet.

I have to mention that the customer service I received in the shop was absolutely fantastic – the best so far. Alex, an owner of the shop, approached and greeted me. Even after he realised I was deaf, rather than running away (the usual response I get) he took my heavy shopping bags off me and offered me the chair so I could take my time reading and choosing. He also picked few magazines he thought I may like, Puss Puss being included in the pile. I instantly felt comfortable, and not rushed to buy and leave the shop. Because I struggle to intergrate with hearing society, I was really touched by Alex’s efforts to make me feel involved and relaxed with good reading materials in front of me.

If you are ever at Nottingham, I’d recommend putting Ideas on Paper on your must-visit list!

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14 comments on “Ideas On Paper

  1. Anna Dunleavy

    I love Ideas on Paper! I only recently came across Oh Comely and know I’ll be buying it in the future. Lovely review, and I really like your work too!

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  2. erin

    There seems to be so many magazines out there these days. I struggle to keep up with them all. This looks like a goldmine though. If I’m ever in Notts again for awhile I will definitely pay a visit :)
    Erin

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    1. Katrina Post author

      Me too! I have a little pile of unread magazines I haven’t gotten around to reading. That place is worth visiting and the owner can make you feel at home <3

    1. Katrina Post author

      It is really great! It is quite a small shop but so many reading materials! Thanks for reading, Rae x

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