Express your truest self through words, drawings or simply the cover that you choose.
We create “blank canvas” products that provide not only an artistic medium, but the inspiration to create.
Each design’s history connects your personal experience to a wider artistic or cultural tradition.
Through the Hartley & Marks Social Responsibility program, we contribute to a diverse range of local and international charitable organizations.
“The joy for me is in making beautiful books that people use as a creative tool in their personal lives.”- Victor L. Marks,
“The ‘wow factor’ is experiencing the space beyond mind…
Taking people there is what we call success.”
We created Paperblanks to help keep book heritage alive and vital in our modern age, and to offer an inspiring space for people to express themselves.
For over twenty-five years we have been celebrating art that inspires and enthralls, combining innovative bookmaking, timeless designs and careful handiwork to create the finest stationery products available.
1992 - We launch our first Paperblanks collection from Vancouver, our Canadian hometown
1995 - We introduce Literary Manuscripts, an early precursor to our Embellished Manuscripts and Old Leather Collections
2002 - Paperblanks lands in Europe as we launch in Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom
2002 - We add magnetic wrap closures as a feature
2004 - We open our European headquarters in Dublin
2005 - We expand beyond journals, offering planners and address books for the first time
2010 - Our first metal clasp closure is introduced on Leonardo’s Sketches covers
2011 - We first use ornamental book edge printing
2014 - The Bridge & Enrich Lives Society opens to our Vancouver community
2015 - We introduce the Alistair Bell Collection, the first series honouring our Canadian roots
2015 - Paperblanks eXchange tablet cases, featuring some of our bestselling cover designs, launches in select markets
2017 - We celebrate Paperblanks' 25th birthday with a special Anniversary Edition journal
2018 - We introduce pencil cases to our collection
2018 - We launch our line of dot-grid planners for the bullet journalling community
We are guided by our love and appreciation for bookbinding traditions in creating every Paperblanks product. The results are eminently beautiful yet highly functional objects that speak to the romantic in all of us.
We’ve recently expanded our product line to offer items like pencil cases and dot-grid planners, first steps in growing our selection to offer you more. We’re so inspired by expressive and creative ways journallers and artists like you use blank canvases to share your unique style and uncover personal truths.
In the coming years we will continue to grow our selection of products to make it easier for you to get all the creative tools you need, with the standards of quality and design that you can expect from a Paperblanks product.