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Why brick and mortar stores are dying: a tale - King Rat
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Why brick and mortar stores are dying: a tale

One of the things I want to do is start writing letters to people. Actual handwritten letters.

I do not have stationery. So I took the bus downtown after work to look for letter sized lightly lined stationery. I stopped at Office Depot (all sorts of paper!), Papyrus (a paper store) and Hallmark. None of them had stationery for writing letters. Cards, yep! Invitation kits, yep! Stationery for laser printers, yep!

90 minutes wasted. There’s another “fine paper” store downtown called de Medici, but they close at 5:30.

Guess I’m going to look on online. I know I can find it, and I don’t have to subject myself to a 71 bus full of U.W. students, cold weather, and sore feet.

Fleur de Lis Paper Lined Stationery
Fleur de Lis Paper Lined Stationery from Maggie’s Stationery

crossposted from King Rat.

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schmi From: schmi Date: January 3rd, 2013 04:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Do you expect to get handwritten replies to your letters? I'm dead serious. Even though I miss handwritten letters, I just couldn't keep up letter writing.
gkr From: gkr Date: January 3rd, 2013 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I will be running victory laps if I get replies at all. The hardest part will be getting past the mental block of no one wants to read my shit. If people want to read them, it's all bonus from there.
schmi From: schmi Date: January 3rd, 2013 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)
The hardest part will be getting past the mental block of “no one wants to read my shit”.

I hear you. This has kept me from finishing writing my book for more than 2 years now.
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gkr From: gkr Date: January 3rd, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Papyrus is one of the stores I stopped at. No dice on lined stationery. They barely had stationery. Lots and lots of cards and invitation stuff.
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