I'm very happy to see you here!
My name is Algė, I'm the founder of Love Note, a newsstand & online shop for awesome independent magazines and books from all over the world.
It's my long-time affection for independent journalism and publishing that brought Love Note to life.
I remember I had this rare chance to escape alone for two days and I spent it in a little town by the seaside, doing nothing but walking in the woods and by the sea, watching the big waves and lonely seagulls. That was when I was hit by the thought - why not just do it?!
I had no business plan, just the idea of bringing the most interesting independent magazines - the ones I used to bring home with me from my travels - to my home country Lithuania.
I ordered the first batch of magazines without having any idea where I would sell them. So I visited my friend Emanuelis who runs a little coffee shop and roastery called Crooked Nose & Coffee Stories and asked him if he'd like to have a magazine shelf at his coffee bar. To my big joy and surprise he said yes, and so it all began!
After a while, I met Ieva and Saulius, the happy owners of Raštinė cafe and stationary shop. This place became a second home for Love Note's magazines.
The next logical step was to set up an online shop to make brighter horizons open up. Guess what, it took me two years of thinking & dreaming, and the first 4 weeks of carantine regime to finally be able to present it to you! Sometimes, desperation can be the best motivation!
I hope you will come back from time to time to treat yourself or someone you care for with a love note and stories!
Otherwise, see you at Raštinė cafe (Basanavičiaus str. 2, Vilnius, Lithuania).