Hiromi Paper

Best Handmade Paper, August 2014

McManus & Morgan was founded in 1923. The shop moved to Westlake in the ’40s, selling fine papers when the neighborhood was an artists’ colony. The prices at Hiromi Paper, in Santa Monica, may be higher, but the 25-year-old establishment has a wider selection, including Nepalese paper made from the lokta plant, naturally dyed varieties from Bhutan, Japanese mulberry (preferred by many printmakers), and a hemp style from Thailand.