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« on: March 31, 2009, 08:21:02 AM »

Does anyone know anything about the Paperama chain?  I know they had several stores in the New England area.

I used to frequent the Somerville, MA Assembly Square store as a kid.  If memory served it was kind of like a Staples mixed with K-Mart (without the clothes and electronics). I used to go there for Birthday Party Supplies, school supplies, halloween costumes and occasionally toys.

I believe that particular location closed around 1991 (maybe that's when they whole chain went under) and was changed into a Paintball store, which was recently torn down.
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 02:12:13 PM »

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Does anyone know anything about the Paperama chain?  I know they had several stores in the New England area.

I used to frequent the Somerville, MA Assembly Square store as a kid.  If memory served it was kind of like a Staples mixed with K-Mart (without the clothes and electronics). I used to go there for Birthday Party Supplies, school supplies, halloween costumes and occasionally toys.

I believe that particular location closed around 1991 (maybe that's when they whole chain went under) and was changed into a Paintball store, which was recently torn down.


I think that at some point they may have merged/been bought out by the Paper Cutter chain (I seem to remember some of the bags/stickers having both names and/or paperama stickers in Paper Cutter).  
From your description, it seems that they were similar to Paper Cutter (a mix of office supplies and party stuff), so a merger/buyout would have made sense.

Other than that, I have no other information
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 06:03:44 PM »

Paperama shopping cart at Marden's in Sanford Maine (former Ames).
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 06:22:02 PM »

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Paperama shopping cart at Marden's in Sanford Maine (former Ames).

Zayre88, did Marden's have any Red Ames shopping carts, or have they all disappeared?
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 06:54:11 PM »

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Paperama shopping cart at Marden's in Sanford Maine (former Ames).


What was the blue cart in the picture?
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009, 07:41:59 PM »

purple and it looks like The Big Party a old party store that went out in the 90s had a location in Manchester NH
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2015, 05:56:40 AM »

I remember a Paperama on Broad Street in Manchester, CT. It was a small strip mall that had Layfette Radio, and a waterbed store in it. The Paperama space was before a Spree! Toys.
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