Paperblanks Story: Discover Our History and Inspiration | Paperblanks

About Us

Our Promise & Values

At Paperblanks, we create products that inspire creativity, empower expression and celebrate special moments.
An homage to art and culture, our line of journals and creative tools sparks the imagination by offering a connection to artists and cultural movements from all eras and regions. Expression has no limits with Paperblanks.



With a variety of products, formats and interiors, we provide the tools to unleash the creativity already inside you.


Empowering Individuality

Express your individual style and personality through the covers you choose and what you create inside the pages.


Celebrating Moments

Our high-quality journals create a precious moment of reflection and can be cherished for a lifetime.

Where We Began

At Paperblanks, we believe in the power of creativity and the infinite possibilities that start with a blank page.

When you connect with a Paperblanks design and the story behind it, you find a trusted space for your thoughts and imagination. Your journal becomes a companion along life’s journey, inspiring you to write, sketch, remember, and dream, as you chronicle what matters most.

Something magical happens when the joy of a blank page meets the individual beauty of your own potential. With Paperblanks, you can capture those special moments and tell your own story, from cover to cover.

The story of Paperblanks begins in 1992. Driven by the desire to create the perfect notebook, we sought out iconic images from diverse artistic and cultural traditions for our journal covers. Today we continue to offer unparalleled art curated from unique points throughout history, each one selected to inspire your creativity and self-expression.

  • Vancouver

    1992 - We launch our first Paperblanks collection from Vancouver, our Canadian hometown

  • Manuscripts

    1995 - We introduce Literary Manuscripts, an early precursor to our Embellished Manuscripts and Old Leather Collections

  • Europe

    2002 - Paperblanks launches in Europe

  • European Office

    2004 - We open our European headquarters in Dublin

  • Dayplanner

    2005 - We expand beyond journals, offering planners and address books for the first time

  • Edge Printing

    2011 - We first use ornamental book edge printing

  • 25th Anniversary Journal

    2017 - We celebrate Paperblanks' 25th birthday with a special Anniversary Edition journal

  • Pencil Cases

    2018 - We introduce pencil cases to our collection

  • Dot-Grid Planner

    2018 - We launch our line of dot-grid planners for the bullet journalling community

  • PB Logo

    2019 - We introduce a new look for Paperblanks, with an updated logo and unique icon

  • Filing-Storage

    2020 - We introduce our first set of filing and storage solutions and a new line of specialty stationery accessories

  • 30th Anniversary

    2022 - We officially join Hachette UK during our 30th anniversary year

What’s Next for Paperblanks?

Over the past few years we’ve been expanding our lifestyle accessories to include puzzles, bookmarks and canvas bags. This past year, we introduced our first collection of playing cards which featured iridescent displays of some of our bestselling antique binding designs.

Coming up in Spring 2024 we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Laurel Burch brand and legacy with two new releases: Wild Flowers and Celestial Magic.
We are also excited to expand our document folder offerings to include colourful new patterns, and to introduce midi format dot-grid planners.

If you have an idea for a future Paperblanks product, please get in touch! You can connect with us on social media or use the form built into our Contact Us page.