Not Just Paper

Not Just Paper is the retail division of Brame, a Durham based family owned business proudly serving our community since 1924.

We wanted a way to offer our vast inventory to the public, so we opened a retail location in downtown Durham, right across the street from Brightleaf Square.

Our three floors are full of such a wide variety of items we find it hard to list everything. You never know what you might find when you stop by. Part teacher resource store, part party store, part janitorial supply house, we are confident that once you shop with us you will be back.

It's amazing all that you'll find under one roof!
Worried about parking? No need - we have our own dedicated parking lot. It couldn't be easier to stop by!

Can't make it into the store? Let us bring your order to you. We have a dedicated delivery van that services the surrounding area, making deliveries Monday through Friday.

Looking for the perfect gift for the teachers in your life? How about a Not Just Paper Gift Certificate? Let them come in and shop for the things they need for their classroom.

We love teachers!
All teachers, with valid ID, receive
10% off every day.

Not Just Paper

1010 W. Main Street

Durham, NC 27701

Ph: 919-688-6886

Fax: 919-688-7901

Store Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm

Saturday: 9am-4pm

Map to Showroom

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  • Office & School Supplies from paper clips to storage cabinets. Special orders are always welcome with quick, convenient turn-around time.

  • Teacher Specific Items - bulletin board sets, attendance books, hall passes, educational and motivational posters, charts, books, and wall pockets. Spruce up your classroom from our huge selection.

  • Back To School Items - pencils, notebooks, glue sticks, Sharpies, Expo markers, facial tissue, hand sanitizer, erasers. If it is on your student's back to school list, we probably have it.

  • Balloons - we now sell both latex and mylar balloons in an array of patterns. From birthdays to holidays to just because, let us custom create a balloon bouquet for you. Delivery is available - ask for more details.

  • Party & Catering Supplies for every occasion from pretty patterns & seasonal designs to bright and colorful solids, plus trays & containers to carry your goodies in.

  • Gift Wrap, Gift Bags, & All The Ribbons, bows & colorful fillers that you are looking for. We now also carry Hallmark cards - we are your one stop shop for all you gift needs.

  • Inspirational Products from stickers to party supplies for those special celebrations from Bar Mitzvah to Vacation Bible School.

  • Basic Art & Crafts Supplies from non-toxic paints, construction paper, scissors, glitter, glue & lots of idea books for every occasion.

  • Educational Games, Workbooks & Teaching Aids for Preschool to High School. Bilingual resources are also available. We welcome all Home School families to visit us.

  • Bakery Supplies - cake rounds and boxes, cupcake papers and boxes, decorating supplies, pie pans, seasonal boxes. If you love to bake, we have the way for you to package and transport your creations.

  • Janitorial Items - everything from toilet paper and dispensers to hand soap to chemicals and trash cans. We have a special section that focuses on Green Cleaning supplies. We have all the supplies you need to keep your home or facility clean.

  • Compostable Food Service Items - we have environmentally responsible items like cups, plates, cutlery, to-go boxes and straws.

Shop Local. Support Durham.


For every $100 spent at a local business, $68 stays in that town. Spending $100 at a big box chain store, $43 stays in that town. Online, Virtually $0 stays local.

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