Some of us love to hoard stationery. Yep, there, we said it – and it’s okay, because this is a judgement-free zone. Plus, it means you can trust us when we say these are the best stationery shops in Hong Kong.
For some of us, stationery is just a back-to-school necessity for our kids, or a throwback to our own schooldays. But for others, stationery can mean indisposable art supplies, or cherished collectibles. Because the thing is, no matter how much we try to declutter or give away, buying another pen just never seems like a bad idea (right?). And even if you’re indifferent to random office supplies, we can probably all agree that they come in handy, especially during WFH days. So, we’ve found the best stationery shops in Hong Kong for you to pencil in right now.
All the best stationery shops in Hong Kong
Founded by Kristina Karlsson from Sweden, kikki.K is a popular stationery brand that designs a range of diaries and calendars, planners, notebooks, pens, and more. Characterised by pretty patterns and pastel colours, its products will brighten up your desk and add tidiness to your workspace. We’re so grabbing this!
kikki.K has two locations in Central.
2. Gift Idea
Gift Idea is one of the go-tos for those seeking quality stationery, calligraphy tools, arts and crafts materials, and, well, gift ideas. It houses a huge range of stickers, Japanese masking tapes, fountain pens and inks, along with other paper products. In addition, the shop hosts private, corporate, and public workshops from time to time, so that customers can learn how to design better with the goods from Gift Idea.
Gift Idea, 4/F, Yue’s House, 306 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 3705 2401, 上環德輔道中306號余氏大廈4/F
A classic stationery brand, Moleskine is often recognised by its chic and elegant designs. Aiming to celebrate handwriting as an art of expression, Moleskine produces a large collection of notebooks and planners, as well as writing tools. If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift, personalised products are also available.
Moleskine has various locations across Hong Kong.
4. CN Square
With over 10,000 square feet of shopping space, spanning across five storeys, the main store of CN Square in Yau Ma Tei makes this shop one of the biggest office supply retailer stores in Hong Kong. From pins and paintbrushes, to drawing boards and office copiers, CN Square has over 20,000 different types of stationery in stock. You’ll even be able to find thousands of ornaments during festive seasons.
CN Square (中南廣場) has various locations across Hong Kong.
Constantly sourcing new goodies for stationery lovers, Journalize is an independent stationery retail shop near the Central Library. You’ll find plenty of quality pens, notebooks, inks, and other supplies from around the world at Journalize.
Journalize, Shop 6A, Bayview Mansion, Moreton Terrace, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3565 6455, 銅鑼灣摩頓臺灣景樓6A地舖文簿具社
Remember the days when we would flaunt our collection of Muji pens during break at school? Yeah, they’re the best. While its range of products covers home decor, apparel, food, and more, Muji’s stationery has always been some of the most sought after items in Hong Kong. It’s not difficult to see why with its rational designs, simplistic and succinct aesthetics, and excellent quality. Founded in 1980, Muji is still acknowledged today as one of the most renowned minimalistic labels.
Muji (無印良品) has various locations across Hong Kong.
7. Muze Pens
If you’re new to the world of exquisite fountain pens, inks, and fine writing instruments, Muze Pens will be the perfect place to start your journey. The friendly owners of this specialist shop are always keen to share their passion for calligraphy and provide professional advice. On top of that, Muze Pens offers repair, maintenance, as well as custom nib-grinding and engraving services. If you’re seeking bespoke presents, Muze Pens will not disappoint with its collection of artisanal pens and papers.
Muze Pens, 236 Tai Nan Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, p. 3619 5136, 深水埗大南街236號名筆館
From mainly conducting its business online, to opening its first physical store in 2021, Paperhood has come a long way since its establishment in early 2015. Starting off as a small retail store selling masking tapes and stationery, Paperhood now has all sorts of trendy office supplies and scrapbook materials from around Asia. Aside from cute stickers and notepads from Japan, the brand also designs its own stamps and tapes. Paperhood also hosts workshops where you can get hands-on and create your own stamps. Fun times!
Paperhood, Room 612, 6/F, Fook Cheong Building, 63 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, 觀塘開源道63號福昌大廈6樓612室
9. Silver Stationery Shop
Okay, about 90 percent of the stationery at this shop is not for sale, but we promise that you won’t regret the visit! This space inside the revitalised building 618 Shanghai Street combines an exhibition area with a Hong Kong bing sut-style cafe (Silver Cafe). On display in the Shop are all kinds of vintage stationery from around the globe, many of which are old-school items that we can no longer find on the streets nowadays. Prepare to be hit right in the feels by the rarities at Silver Stationery Shop.
Silver Stationery Shop, Rooms 301A and 302, 3/F, 618 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 9889 4999, 旺角上海街618號3樓301A及302室銀の文房具
Only opening on weekends, Siugreat is a popular independent stationery shop in Hong Kong. Sourcing quality products from indie brands and selling them at a great price, you’ll certainly find something unique at Siugreat. From pocket diaries and mechanical pencils, to ink cartridges and notebooks, this little shop has it all.
Siugreat, Room 504, 5/F, Wing Yip Commercial Building, 65-71 Yen Chow Street, Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong, p. , 深水埗欽州街65-71號榮業商業大廈504室小島文具堂
11. The Tree Stationery & Co.
Just next to Times Square is The Tree Stationery & Co. Sitting on the second floor, the Shop is a peaceful hideaway in the heart of the city. With a curation of crafted stationery and gift items, you’ll feel rested and inspired in this space. Apart from the usual writing tools and office supplies, The Tree also offers a variety of greeting cards and lifestyle accessories.
The Tree Stationery & Co., 2/F, 10 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2598 4328, 銅鑼灣勿地臣街10號2樓大樹文房
Like Silver Stationery Shop, Toolss is also a combinative space. But this time, it is a stationery shop mixed with a coffee shop, and we love that Toolss manages both sides equally well (honestly, how do they do it?) Aside from basic stationery items like pencils, erasers, and notepads, this corner shop also has an eclectic mix of notecards and envelopes from Japan. The shop owner also sources new products regularly from around the world, so make sure to drop by sometime for a chilled stationery shopping experience, with a cup of coffee in hand.
Toolss, G/F, Fook Tin Building, 38 Wai Chi Street, Shek Kip Mei, p. 3954 5135, 石硤尾偉智街38號福田大廈地舖