A Little History of Paper-Ya

The Original Paper-Ya Co. Ltd. was originally created by two artists, Denise Carson Wilde and Sharyn Yuen in 1986. 

Paper-Ya helped pioneer the celebration of paper in all its amazing forms. “Ya” means store in Japanese and we like the positive sounding vibe of that, thus… Paper-Ya! As our world changes, we continue to celebrate the new, the fresh, and the creative, and not just in paper. People come to our store from all over the world. We are very fortunate to be on Granville Island at the heart of our beautiful city, Vancouver. We thank all our wonderful customers for giving us all these wonderful years at Paper-Ya! 

As we all know life is short and fleeting, so we say: "walk on the bright side, whenever you can!"