Because we sell anything and everything, we often get ads for the interesting, the unusual and the extremely specialized. One of the best parts of working here is that we learn so much about so many different things. Here’s where we feature an ad that made us sit up and take notice.
Not to get picky, but …
JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS GUITAR PICK original, from 1980s, played in concert, exc. cond., $200. OBO +(SCRANTON) 570-343-1374
Do we wanna touch? Yeah! Even *ahem* those of us who are only able to strum out a G chord. Occasionally. On a good day.
We like Joan Jett for a number of reasons, but we especially love that her iconic 1968 Gibson Melody Maker is a reused guitar – she purchased it from Eric Carmen of The Raspberries. That beloved guitar is retired from touring, but still makes an appearance for recording sessions and photo shoots.
So if you love rock ‘n roll memorabilia, here’s your chance to, well, pick up a great addition to your collection.
If you browse thepapershop.com, you’ll notice that the items for sale are carefully organized by category and that you won’t see spam or scams among them. We pride ourselves on making the buying and selling experience with us as efficient as possible; who needs to wade through shady and suspicious online postings? Nobody, that’s who.
We’re aces at keeping the online weeds to a minimum, and we’d like to remind you that we’re very able to help with real-life weeds, too!
Because every edition is printed on biodegradable non-glossy newsprint, old books are infinitely usable. Expired issues make an excellent weed block: when placed under garden mulch, our pages will keep weeds at bay while still allowing water to penetrate into the ground to keep those shrubs, ornamental plantings and trees happy.
Paper Shop: we’ve got you (and your garden) covered!
Happy Earth Day to you!
What began in 1970 as an effort to spur green legislation and to get the public involved in environmental awareness has turned into a pretty widely celebrated holiday. And we love it! When you think about it, recycling, reusing & repurposing has been our stock in trade for 45 years.
It’s not just the items we help you sell, either: we recycle unused issues of Paper Shop. We also print every edition on paper from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-approved paper mills.
Yeah, you already knew that, but we do it in even more ways than you might have expected. We not only shine at helping you sell your items, we also shine … your chrome? Yes.
When you’re cleaning chrome on a truck, a car or even on an appliance or fixture, you need to avoid using any kind of abrasive since it will eventually damage and dull the finish. But if you take pages from that used issue of Paper Shop and use a little Windex or other glass cleaner, you can safely polish that chrome to a striking shine.
Do you compost? If you’re a gardener or someone who feels strongly about environmental issues, chances are that you do. (If it’s something you’d like to try, here’s a pretty good how-to guide.)
While composting has a striking number of upsides, there is one (rather mild) downside: from time to time, the composting items can carry a bit of a, well, somewhat unpleasant smell. Paper Shop to the rescue!
Because every edition is printed on non-glossy newsprint, old issues of Paper Shop are incredibly reusable. Shredded pages of our book can be added to your compost bin; the paper will break down naturally and also minimize any odors.
You already know that you can find garden items in Paper Shop. But did you know that you can use Paper Shop in your garden? It’s pretty simple to make seedling starter pots out of our pages. Since the paper used in our books is recycled newsprint (not glossy or stiff paper), it’s ideal to use in creating a frugal and earth-friendly alternative to store-bought peat pots. When filled with soil the pots are surprisingly sturdy, yet they’ll quickly break down when planted.
Whether you’re getting a jump on those tomatoes or starting some sunflowers, we’ve got you covered!
Sorry, Kermit, but it is rather easy to be green. We do our best to care for the environment every week – and in a couple of different ways, too.
When you think about it, our entire mission is rather eco-friendly: we provide a platform for people to buy and sell their used items. Without items to reuse, repurpose and recycle, we’d hardly have much of a function. Reused materials are our stock in trade! It’s certainly safe to say we know a little about recycling.
Here’s something you might not know, though: not only do we recycle used copies of Paper Shop, we also print every copy on paper from mills with FSC certification. In other words, our newsprint paper suppliers are certifiably green.
Recycling – it’s what we do!