A recent trip to Toronto’s Marlborough’s Stationery revealed that they have gone out of business.
This wasn’t a store with any sort of prominent internet profile. It was a neighbourhood store with basic stationery, and over the years began stocking children’s toys and greeting cards (and recently, masks). They had some nods to quality – notebooks from Clairefontaine and pencils from Staedtler.
Marlborough’s was founded in 1922. They were 99, and almost made it to their centenary. This is so sad.