Owned by Scott and Lori Webster, it's a lot more than stationery: it has a full line of children's books and educational items, fine art supplies, UPS and FedEx shipping services, faxing and copying, and is the only place in town where you can buy one envelope, or one file folder. Also with plans to expand a gourmet food selection before the holidays and increasingly emphasize home decor items.
The staff at Webster's Fine Stationery -- all local residents -- are knowledgeable about what's available at the store and in the area. They are also emphasizing local arts and artists -- the store sells cards by Altadena artist Donna Barnes-Roberts and photographer Athena Metzler, and jewelry by Diana March.
While Webster's is also the best (maybe only!) local store to find quality papers and pens, they also sell computer printer ink and speciality paper (photographs, labels, etc.). Webster's also has a full stock of fine art supplies (watercolors, acrylics, oils, pencils ... everything!).
Since taking over the stationery store, Scott and Lori are also working to increase Webster's involvement in the community. Besides featuring the work of local artists in the shop, Lori has just joined the board of Dr. Sandra Thomas' Quality of Life Center, and has plans for to involve it in their belated grand opening.
Despite downturns in business from the economy and customer uncertainty over the changes at Webster's, Lori and Scott are dedicated to running a thriving local business.
"I'm Altadenan at heart," Lori says. "I raised my daughter here and she went to St. Elizabeth's. We employ local people. We're trying to keep the economy in Altadena."
Information Courtesy of: AltadenaBlog.com