May 5, 2023
Chronicle Books to distribute stationery publisher Paperblanks

San Francisco–based publisher Chronicle Books entered into an agreement to distribute Paperblanks in the U.S. and Canada starting July 1.

Established in Vancouver, Canada, in 1991 and now headquartered in Dublin, Paperblanks publishes journals and creative tools, with image art inspired by classic book binding design, literature, science, music, mysticism and creativity. In addition to its own product lines, Paperblanks has global co-branding partnerships with the Getty Museum and New York Public Library, as well as active licensing relationships with cultural institutions around the world, including the British Library, the V&A, the Van Gogh Museum and more.

Chronicle Books and its Canadian distributor Raincoast Books will sell approximately 50 new Paperblanks titles per season and a backlist of 1,200 titles.

“We are deeply honored to be expanding our roster of gift publishing to include Paperblanks, a market leader in the industry,” said Tyrrell Mahoney, president of Chronicle Books. “It is an exciting opportunity for us at Chronicle to build upon the beloved brand’s longstanding success and cultivate new channels of distribution throughout the United States and Canada.”

Graham Conway, CEO of Paperblanks, added: “I am delighted that we are partnering with Chronicle Books in the U.S. and Canadian markets. Their ethos, professionalism and drive are qualities that will deliver great success for Paperblanks in the coming years.”

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