Best of Boston

2009 Best Stationery

Rugg Road Paper Company

This little Charles Street stationer is a dream for do-it-yourselfers, packed as it is with almost 300 kinds of handmade papers (and a wall of grosgrain ribbon wheels for good measure). Forget-the-hassle types, on the other hand, can peruse the more than 30 card lines, from the august Crane’s to quirky newcomer Blonde. For business cards or note cards, Bob Slate’s would get the nod, but Rugg Road’s intimate, cheerful vibe makes it our hands-down pick for anyone looking to celebrate life’s announcement-worthy occasions.

105 Charles St., Boston, 617-742-0002,