Come and enjoy a brand new type of boutique bookstore - a place where imagination is welcomed and the smiles are free. With the hottest new release book titles, top partners including Etsy and Papyrus, Vancouver's 49th Parallel coffee, and soon-to-be licensed cafe in a beautiful atmosphere that is open late daily, we are the place to be for reconnecting and relaxing... bookworm style.
Paper and Cup is owned by Brandi O'Neill who moved to Kimberley over six years ago with her two children from Calgary, AB to pursue a happier, outdoor lifestyle. Brandi has been a self-proclaimed "book worm" her entire life and is excited to be bringing her past business experience into her own retail shop. She recognized a need in the Kimberley area for a store that could be used as a community hub for events, product promotions, social gathering, studying and more. She also knew the store needed to stay open late, offer free, fast Wifi and include everyone from high school students, new moms and tourists enjoying an after-dinner cappuccino. Brandi won 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year at the Kimberley Business Awards and has been nominated in 2018 and 2019 for an Influential Woman in Business Award through Kootenay Business. She was recently named as Vice President on the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the 2019/2020 term.
A fantastic group of humans - our Bookstore Baristas were handpicked for their knowledge, compassion and good natured attitudes! They are available to recommend a new title, talk about their favourite read, make you a cup of coffee and help you with anything you need to have the best customer experience! We believe that every staff member brings a valuable story to Paper and Cup and they are all empowered to make the right decision, in all customer service interactions, no manager approval necessary.