This week is special for two reasons- the first is it's National Stationery Week... the love of all things paper probably being my main reason for getting into this business!!! The second reason is it's one of my stockists second birthday, so what better way than to celebrate than a blog (well a big cake would probably be better!!!) so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Austin & Co!!!
Austin & Co opened its doors two years ago... Sean it's owner's background being in the marketing department of WHSmith amongst other jobs. Design is at the forefront of everything Sean stocks, often sourcing new products from holidays in the states and abroad. Amongst some of the goodies in the shop you can find (as well as my bits n bobs!!) Diplomat and Troika pens, Leuchtturm1917 journals and a vast collection of greetings cards. Which are Sean's first love, being keen to develop a card shop that becomes a mini art gallery as cards are affordable pieces of art in their own right.
Austin & Co can be found in Belle Vue Terrace in Great Malven and i sopen every day with the exception of Sundays from 10am to 5pm, and if you're very lucky you'll get to meet Nessa chief product developer and biscuit muncher- obviously Sean too!!!
'Nessa'- If you need any excuse to go in- here she is!!
Great Malvern nestles at the foot of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire and is known as rather unconventional because of its setting. There's plenty of different shops to browse- including bookshops, antiques, fashion, food, furniture and galleries. There's also plenty to see historically too, as well as some celebrity spotting from the local theatre!
So if you live in this area and haven't been for a while- pop over!! Or if you're looking for somewhere to go for a night or two... have a look at the website, book a B and B, maybe the theatre and enjoy!!