September smells like paper. The sent of new supplies and fresh ink. The aroma of notebooks making their debut to be filled with future projects. Back-to-school time is, along with January 1, a time to start over. And at Raima, it's a long-standing tradition: they've got a lot of experience when it comes to paper and everything made with it and all the ways it's used. Raima boasts a range of items for home users and professionals. And there are custom stocks – for printing and binding, boxes made to measure, folders – as well as gifts ideas. In between is everything having to do with 'the passion for paper', as they say, with colours, textures and creativity.
The nucleus of the Raima group is La Carpeta, the shop that Núria Raja opened 34 years ago. Along with Konema and Artesania Catalunya, there are now five different establishments with a single philosophy. Their top shop is in a 25th-century palace on C/Comtal. On the first floor of the building is the collection of Raima papers that, thanks to its wide variety and high quality, is considered a jewel next to the original Gothic window of the building. The shop first opened its doors in the late 1980s and was given the name of the ancient measurement for gauging the weight of paper.
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 9.30am-8.30pm; Sat 10am-8.30pm|
|Transport:||Catalunya (M: L1, L3)|