Address:822 Main Ave St. Maries,ID - 83861, United States
The Paperhouse is a bookstore that features office supplies, crafting and art materials, Melissa & Doug products and educational items. There is also a beautiful seating area with self-serve coffee.
Our lovely children's section - filled with books for all reading levels; sturdy, wooden toys; puzzles; games; and a play area that includes a full-sized playhouse - is an absolute must-see when you're in town.
The store was founded in 1981; Devon Hammes, the current owner, bought the business in 2007 from her parents, Dan and Cindy, becoming a third-generation owner. Devon's parents had bought the bookstore along with a weekly newspaper, The Gazette Record, in the 90s from Dan's parents, Robert and JoJane, who founded The Paperhouse.
Devon grew up in St. Maries and has three children. She studied journalism and worked at the local newspaper as a reporter, copy editor and in advertising sales. She enjoys reading and writing.
Tracey is the manager of The Paperhouse, and she and her husband have two children and have lived in St. Maries for a decade. Tracey worked at Michael Curry Design in the fiber arts department, constructing large-scale puppets for film and theater. Her creative talents are apparent as soon as you enter The Paperhouse.
Aubree was born and raised in St. Maries and is currently studying pre-med at the University of Montana. While on break from school, she works at The Paperhouse as the in-house expert on the best mystery and thriller titles.