Behind the Shop
The Traveler’s Notebook 2020 items are here, and are already flying off the shelves. In fact, many items went straight out of the boxes into smaller boxes for Canada Post or onto our holds shelf for people picking them up in store. It’s a crazy thing when I think back to our first days carrying Traveler’s Notebook and our teeny tiny display and its journey over the years.
In Tokyo, Japan, there are three Traveler’s Notebook Factories. The main Traveler’s Factory is located in a back alley in Nakameguro, a small district with many independent shops, studios and boutiques. We were fortunate enough to be able to visit and also meet with Iijima-san, the creator of the Traveler’s Notebook, and you can read more about that visit here.
I’m interrupting our stream (trickle?) of posts from Japan with an announcement about what’s going on in shop: the Traveler’s Notebook Stamp Caravan is here! The stamps have been making their way around the world and through Canada, stopping off at various retailers, who invite their local customers to stop by and use the stamps in their notebooks. We’re excited to be the final shop in Canada—although it’s been hard sitting still and waiting for them to finally arrive at our doorstep.