Behind the Shop
The Superior Labor has released a lovely collection of holiday special editions and items. We’re offering them as a pre-order and they’re live on our website now. In the midst of this heat and sunshine and everything else going on, a tiny peek into the joy of the season ahead.
It’s been a long time coming—a plague can only stop us for a couple of months!—and a very, very difficult secret to keep tight on, but we are so excited and proud to announce that we’re now a Partner Shop for Traveler’s Company.
Another week! A big one for us, as we re-opened the main shop. It wasn’t quite the exciting gala event with glorious fanfare and snacks and drinks and balloons, but it was a lovely thing for us, to re-open.
This is it, everyone! After months of being closed, it’s hard to believe that we’re sort of re-opening.
On August 1st, 1834, slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire, which includes Canada. History is, of course, quite a bit messier than a flick of a switch, and while we in Canada are often proud of our diversity and multi-culturalism and especially things like our Underground Railroad, we also have had slavery, bigotry, and overt and systemic racism with effects lasting to today.
With Toronto reporting only 1 new case yesterday, what better way to celebrate than a safe and exciting trip to your favourite stationery shop?
Last week there was a huge thunderstorm while we were all at the main shop and we had to rush home because Chicken was caught out in the storm. He is not a cat that likes water or rain or in fact even stepping onto wet ground, so the entire family had to pack everything up to come home and rescue him.
The longer this whole thing goes on, the less I seem to have to update each week (although we are working on re-opening still). And yet I forge on.
To my complete and utter delight, the other day my jasmine plant bloomed. These tiny white flowers that I haven’t seen for years, and the fragrance! After years of neglect, under watering and sitting in the shadows: flowers. Nature is healing.
Things continue to be sunny and hairy around here. We had a successful inventory day, and we counted a lot of things. We got a few shipments in that we were holding off on counting so as to not make inventory more complicated, and those are slowly sorting themselves out again. Our favourite distributors at Crestar sent us these Pilot branded page flags and I’m pretty excited about them.