Take Cover!

Cover ads: easy, breezy, beautiful! Well, sort of. We can assure that it’s easy. And we’ll do our best to make it beautiful. We’ll leave the breezy part up to you. You’ll often see car dealerships, special events and the occasional Shout Out on our covers, but did you know that you could get your…

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In Charge

The smallest one is tinier than a bacterium. The largest is the size of a football field. Suffice it to say, we’re getting a charge out of the fact that February 18th is National Battery Day. Whether it’s powering your vehicle, your laptop or even that emergency flashlight you’ve got stashed in the trunk of…

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Valentines Day

  We’d like to take a moment to wax sentimental – it is, after all, Valentines Day. We truly appreciate our readers and our many advertisers. That said, we also love trivia. Since we can’t take all of you out for a fancy dinner nor can we send everyone bouquets of flowers, we’ll just share…

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February Holiday

Thursday is a very special holiday. It’s February 14th – a day we take time to recognize something that can take our breath away: the mighty Ferris Wheel. Move over, Cupid:  tomorrow’s National Ferris Wheel Day, commemorating the birth of George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr, the inventor of the Ferris Wheel. His magnum opus was…

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Spellbound

You might not love spelling, but we do! We also have an extreme affection for correct grammar (but that’s a post for another day). When you’re placing an ad with us on thepapershop.com, don’t sweat the small stuff … and certainly don’t sweat the spelling. If you’re not sure how to spell something, just give…

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You’re free to advertise!

$25.00. It translates to 2334.50 Japanese Yen, 15.97 British Pounds or 751.40 Russian Rubles. But to us here at Paper Shop? $25 equals a free ad. We know that sometimes you’ve got some smaller items to sell. You may, in fact, have a number of those items, and we really do try to make the…

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Hot Dog!

We’d always thought the Dog Days were a summer thing, but we’re now reconsidering. What’s made us change our tune? These five simple words: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The show has been televised since 1948 (and streamed online since 2006) and it’s become something of a February tradition to catch the annual event. We’ve…

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Off to see the blizzard?

We don’t know about you, but we’re getting ready to batten down the hatches for a storm that may turn out to be quite a blizzard. Even if it isn’t a full-blown nor’easter, we’re still in store for a little of the white stuff within the next 48 hours. It goes without saying, we suppose,…

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Games People Play

Can we get a moment of silence in remembrance of the iron Monopoly token? (insert moment of silence here) As you may have read, Hasbro is retiring the iron after a heated online election, and it’s being replaced with a cat token. We’re all for cats, but we can’t help but mourn the noble iron…

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Many Happy Returns

We find that our 30 word limit on commission ads works pretty well, but we can only imagine the size of an ad containing the U.S. tax code: it contains over 7 million words! It’s that time of year. From now until April 15, tax season is upon us. And for many of us, those…

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Compost Composition

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…

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Give me land, lots of land …

Sure! Lots of starry skies above? Absolutely! Whether it’s a Poconos hunting cabin complete with wooded acreage or a suburban building lot, we’ve got it. Check out our Real Estate category, or even create an advanced search on thepapershop.com to narrow down the ads to include specific things you’re looking for: wooded, rural, riverfront, whatever!…

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More Power to You

Lights out! Yeah, it happens. Most famously, it happened last night when the power failed, the New Orleans Superdome went dark, and CBS lost its feed from the broadcast booth. While a power outage at your home or business won’t leave millions hanging, it can be a huge inconvenience (at the very least). Whether or…

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On Our Radar: Microwave Ovens

Zap it. Nuke it. There are a million ways we describe using the microwave (and probably a million and one different things we use it for). It’s hard to imagine daily life without the trusty microwave, but it is a rather recent innovation. Interestingly, the microwave was invented by accident, thanks to an engineer named…

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