our story

our philosophy

paper republic creates beautiful notebooks and travel companions from the finest paper and leather.

We believe in authenticity, beauty and style. Our notebooks and journals look good, feel wonderful and smell amazing. We want them to be your lifetime companion, your confidant, your trusted friend.

Treasure your memories on our natural, extra-smooth Swedish writing paper. Feed your imagination with our fragrant leather tanned with plants, herbs and wood in century-old French and Italian tanneries. Explore the world with a travel companion that gets better with age and is made to last a lifetime.

Our world may be slowly moving away from 3000 years of paper-based history, but we believe that paper has a tremendous future: as an expression of culture, art, beauty, uniqueness and tangible reality, be it as a book, a notebook or a newspaper.

We trust and believe in paper. Join our republic!


the story

paper republic is based in Vienna, Austria and was founded in December 2012 by Jérôme Bacquias. We develop and create our products in our office and workshop, located in the courtyard of an old building in Vienna's 18th district.

Our products are crafted in Vienna, either in our workshop, or by artisans and partners based Vienna and/or Hungary. We proudly collaborate with some of the best paper mills and paper artisans, leather tanneries, printing and book-binding companies.

Our notebooks and travel companions are sold in carefully selected shops worldwide and we have created custom editions for renowned art institutions like the MAK, the Kunsthalle, the Kunsthistorische Museum and Haus der Musik in Vienna, the Kunsthaus Graz, the Salzburg Museum or the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, and numerous companies worldwide.


the team

What all started as a one-man company is now a team of four people and numerous artisans, artists and designers working closely with us. We are a European company with a Viennese flair, a strong love for Mitteleuropa, and international roots. Jérôme, the CEO & Founder is from France; Teresa, our logistics and warehouse manager, is from Austria, and Viktoria, who is in charge of sales and social marketing is from Germany. Wolfgang, who has designed our branding and all our notebooks, is from Austria. Our photographers Florian, Olivier and Nathan all now live in Vienna, but are originally from France (Olivier & Florian) and England (Nathan).