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Discovering Papelote: A Design Lover’s Must-Visit in Prague

Papelote is an original Czech stationary shop focused on pencil cases, original notebooks and notepads, wrapping paper, felted products, and many other exciting items.

Everything they sell, including the materials they use, is made in an environmentally friendly way. Because of all this and the originality of what they sell, Papelote earned the Czech Design Award in 2011 for Store of the Year.

This was when the shop caught our eye, but we only managed to visit it in December 2016, when we spent a couple of days exploring Christmas Markets and Cemeteries in Prague.

A Haven for Paper Lovers: Exploring Papelote’s Enchanting Prague Shop

If you have been following this blog for a while, you know that we love to write about design and stationery shops around the World. This happens because we love paper.

We like to touch it and write on it, and this is why we needed to visit Papelote in Prague.

Papelote started as a dissertation from graphic designer and illustrator Kateřina Šachová. Her idea was to learn how to revive the almost forgotten beauty of paper materials and stationery and to show its role in culture, history, and the present.

She got together with her husband, Filip Šach, and their friend, Denisa Havrdová, and brought Papelote to life in 2009. In June 2010, the store was opened, offering a whole range of paper products.

In addition to the shop, there is also a paper.lab that consists of a photography studio, a paper workshop focused on creativity, and an idea laboratory. They organize seminars and lectures, and if this interests you, keep an eye on their website!

So, if you want to buy an original souvenir from Prague, forget the tourist shops and go straight to Papelote. There, you can buy a beautiful diary and postcards to help you remember your time in Prague with much love.

When we visited the shop, we purchased a small notebook with a pencil holder and a cute fabric case. If you can’t visit the shop but still want to see and buy their products, don’t forget to visit their online store.

Papelote is open from 11:00 to 20:00 on weekdays and from 12:00 to 19:00 on weekends. The map below will help you find your way into the shop.

A Haven for Paper Lovers: Exploring Papelote’s Enchanting Prague Shop

M. Horákové 11, 170 00
Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia

Felipe Tofani

Felipe Tofani

Felipe Tofani is a passionate designer with a penchant for crafting unique experiences and a mixed taste in music. As the curator behind this blog's explorations, he takes pride in discovering fascinating destinations. Whether unearthing hidden gems or sharing captivating historical narratives, Felipe is the creative force driving the stories you find here. Join him on a journey of design, discovery, and the delightful rhythm of unconventional tunes.View Author posts