About Us

Henry J Ryman, founder of Ryman, opened his first store in London at Great Portland Street in 1893, and there is still a store there today. Mr Ryman opened the first self-service stationery shop with sales in the first week of £50.

Throughout his life, Henry J Ryman recorded his thoughts and activities in his handwritten diaries. He was very passionate about his inventory, his stores and his staff and this passion for details still exists in the company today.

The Ryman brand values are quality, value, reliability and service. These have been developed and nurtured for over 100 years making Ryman the acknowledged leader in its field.

In the October of 1893, a young Henry Ryman flipped over the ‘Open’ sign to his brand new shop on Great Portland Street, London. Ryman Stationery was officially born. From then to now, we’ve had over 120 years’ experience in providing essential stationery items, and expert product knowledge.

Over the years, we have grown, developed and extended our offering to provide the very best in stationery, office supplies, and technology and office furniture. And that ‘Open’ sign that Henry turned over all those years ago is now permanently in place with our fast and helpful website.

With over 220 stores and our online shop, our business accounts and special discounts for students, our unrivalled product knowledge, range and service, and our commitment to giving you the very best products, we are still just as passionate about stationery as Henry was on that very first day. You can rely on Ryman.


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With Over 230 Stores and Our Online,
Shop, We're Still Just As Passionate


Over the years, we’ve grown, developed and extended our offering to provide the very best in stationery, office supplies, technology and office furniture.

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Ryman Trades From Over 200 Stores
In towns And Cities Nationwide