This is the last time I’ll mention our anniversary trip. I promise.
I decided to make a singular post about the Regional Assembly of Text because this topic is definitely not interesting to everyone and I wanted to give folks the option to pass. If you have no interest in typography, design, illustration, books, typewriters, letterpress, creativity, or anything else cool like that, then you are free to move on. (See you tomorrow!)
But, if I’m speaking your love language, then KEEP READING.
There is a little shop on Main Street in Vancouver called the Regional Assembly of Text. It specializes in stationary, gifts, journals, typewriters and typewriter supplies, and everything else related to text. The owners, Brandy and Rebecca, design many of their own products, and if they sell someone else’s product, they make darn sure it’s unique and clever.
I spent 45 minutes in the tiny shop looking over every single detail. Every book, card, stamp, and button was interesting to me. My sweet husband waited patiently because I could not be rushed. The young woman minding the front desk was super helpful and fun to chat with, particularly since she had a beautiful Irish accent. (I asked her permission to take these photos.)
If this store could float in Knoxville, I’d totally open one. Y’all know that’s a big statement because running a business involves math. Major props to the Lonely Planet guide for directing us towards this amazing store.