�Stationers are those one stop shops which stock a wide range of products in an endeavour to aid customers in satisfying most of their needs under one roof. Whether you need to buy a new school bag for your kid, a diary for the new year, wrapping paper, tape and scissors to wrap your gift, disposable plates and cutlery for a birthday party, luggage tags for your upcoming trip, batteries for your new device, today’s newspaper, earphones or a pen drive, you’ll find anything you need at most large stationeries across Malta and Gozo.
Whatever you need for your home, office or for any activity you’re planning, you’ll find supplies for kids and adults alike. Here’s an overview of the large spectrum of products and services most of these shops offer:
A stationery shop is this one-of-a kind place where you can find all the little things you need (or don’t necessarily need, but really want) for your home or office. The range of products you can find include all kinds of paper, pens, pencils and other writing instruments, chalk and markers, files and folders, paperclips and staples, tapes and glues, scissors and rulers, envelopes, note pads and labels, sketch pads and sticky notes, rubber bands, stamps and much more. You can finish off your desk with a calendar, diary and a desk organiser. All the stationery supplies you need for a full-fledged office can be purchased from one place!
Back to school season? Visit a stationer near you and buy all the school supplies which you need for the new scholastic year. You’ll find a vast selection of school bags and briefcases, pencil cases, lunch bags,lunch boxes and bottles for all ages. Stationers also sell geometry sets, calculators and any other devices generally used in school.
It’s common for large stationers to have a stock of school books and reading books. They provide popular textbooks (both new and second hand), dictionaries, project and science books, and MATSEC past papers. Additionally, they also get a large assortment of magazines, local and foreign newspapers, comic books, adult colouring books and invoice and receipt books.
Apart from office essentials, stationery stores also offer last minute gifts for any occasion which may arise. You may find mugs, frames, perfumes, purses and wallets, fashion jewellery, bath gift sets and wrist watches for a birthday, anniversary or graduation gift or for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Leather or silver items and any other corporate gifts may also be found. Apart from the gift itself, you can also purchase wrapping paper, bubble wrap and greeting cards from a stationery to fulfil all your needs.
Planning a party? Some stationers offer a vast assortment of themed supplies and decorations to brighten up your party. You can find balloons, banners, candles, ribbons, confetti, poppers and sparklers, together with party bags and invitations. Party cups, plates and cutlery can also be purchased if you don’t feel like washing a bunch of dishes after the party. With all this under one roof, it’s easy to throw an unforgettable party.
Furthermore, stationers also stock seasonal products such as Christmas decorations, Carnival costumes and accessories, Halloween decorations and masks.
Although not so common, a number of larger stationers also offer small home supplies and decor such as desk lamps, light bulbs, vases and clocks, and general supplies like nappies, detergents and tissue paper. Small electrical appliances like toasters, kettles and coffee machines may also be available.
Packing your luggage for a last minute trip? Stationers offer popular travel essentials such as luggage tags, travel pillows, earplugs, travel adapters and padlocks. Enjoy shopping for all your travel essentials in one place, including drinks and snacks for the journey.
Stationers also get favourite toys such as jigsaw puzzles, soft toys, dolls, playing cards and board games.
Art and craft supplies
Art and craft supplies running low? Stationers provide a wide selection of paint brushes, palettes, colouring paints, plasticine, stencils and various drawing instruments.
Electronics and computer accessories
Looking for a particular electronic device? Stationers generally stock a range of products which includes earphones, headphones, alarm clocks, data storage devices, cds, computer keyboards and mice, laser pointers, power banks and radios. Other products include laptop bags, ink cartridges, SD cards, batteries, cables, adapters and other pc and mobile accessories.
Stationers would generally offer several services such as digital and instant photo printing, photocopying, laminating, scanning, spiral and thermal binding, thesis binding, cartridge refill, book covering, passport photos, photo albums and business card printing.
If you’re thinking of creating a customised gift, such as a personalised t-shirt or a customised mug, some local stationers have the necessary equipment to provide this service.
Location & Opening hours
Finding an open stationer near you is quite an easy task as there are hundreds of stationers located across all towns and villages around Malta and Gozo. Check opening hours on Yellow to make sure you’ll find the required one open and check their website or social media page to make sure they have the product you’re looking for or the service you need. Some local stationers also provide online portals where you can order products online. If you urgently need some stationery, party or travel supplies, worry not. There are several shops which remain open till late and stationers open on Sundays are also a common sighting.
Explore the wide range of stationers around Malta and Gozo listed on Yellow and purchase all supplies you need effectively.