Although this Web site is devoted primarily to the book section at our store, the truth is The Paperhouse offers a TON of other great products and services, including a huge selection of Melissa & Doug educational toys.
Young Reader and Educational Toys
As a new mother, I can attest to the educational quality of this brand. We carry most of their products, which includes puzzles for all ages, art supplies, stuffed animals, plush – and extremely life-like – dogs, wooden train sets, gardening tools and supplies for children, and many more. And, because we’ve been so impressed with their products as business owners, we house most of their 1000 items in our home for our children.
Melissa & Doug produce quality toys and come with a great story of their own …
An excerpt from the Melissa & Doug Web site: “Twenty years ago, we started our company in the garage of the home where Doug grew up — we had to be careful not to disturb Doug’s parents who were still living there! Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to move into a real office down the road, a building that actually has separate ladies and men’s bathrooms! Our philosophy has remained the same over the years–to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. We’ve always welcomed customer suggestions, and we continually strive to make improvements to our products. We’re honored by the faith you place in us and view it as our responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come!”
My favorite section of the store is devoted to kids. When my parents owned The Paperhouse, they built a playhouse, complete with a mural, a gate and a sitting area, as a place for kids to play, sit down with a book or test out the toys they hoped to convince their parents to buy.
Our huge array of children’ books also includes titles from the NYT Top 10, which we update weekly.
Scrapper’s paradise & an artist’s muse
One of our newer features is a new and improved scrapbook and art section. Whether you’re just getting started or working on your fourth child’s memory book, we have what you need to turn your memories into keepsakes.
We also recently expanded our art supplies to include more variety to fuel your creativity.
Office supplies for work and home
For most people, office supplies can be a bit boring. Not for us! We love helping our customers get everything they need to keep a calm, clutter-free business or home office. From paper clips to file folders, we carry it all, and we are proud to provide free local delivery to area businesses.