The Regional Assembly of Text Vancouver

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The Regional Assembly of Text – Stationery shop

The Regional Assembly of Text is a cute stationery shop on Main, selling cards, notebooks, gifts, etc. I love the style of the shop, bright and minimalist, with an emphasis on more traditional materials; hand-drawn illustrations, typewriters and unbleached papers. 

They sell t-shirts and onesies that you can customize by choosing your size and colour and then choosing from a catalogue of images, many of which are inspired by Canadian culture and wildlife. You can make your own buttons, and a variety of materials are provided. If you don’t have the urge to be creative, there are many tasteful pre-made buttons to choose from and you can even sign up you or a friend for the “One Button a Month Club”. 

Another offering is the “Little Book of the Month Club” where you can subscribe to a year of strange, little books, delivered to your home. The shop has many “little books” and zines on sale and even a little reading room (think converted closet) where you can sit and peruse several racks full of them. There is even a free Letter Writing Club that meets once a month (all materials provided).

The area is popular for its unique shops and boutiques and this place is such an interesting, thought-provoking space – it’s definitely worth a visit.

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Details about this spot



3934 Main Street, Vancouver

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Sat 11:00 - 18:00, Sun 12:00 - 17:00


Notebook: C$ 14


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)