Apr 18

Review: Roaring Spring

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Shoplet is your one stop shop for office supplies. I’ve done many reviews for them. This time I received some paper products from Roaring Spring.

Here is some information about both companies.

About Shoplet:

We understand the needs of small and midsized business, and it’s our passion to equip these companies with the tools and supplies they need to tackle the big guys. We promise to uphold the highest levels of customer service. 

CUSTOMERS drive our business: Customer satisfaction is our reason for being. We strive to provide the highest level of service and consistently exceed our customers’ expectations. 

HONESTY is our foundation: Honesty is the cornerstone for all our business relationships. Our customers and partners deserve nothing less than the highest ethical standards from every level of our company.

EXCELLENCE is our goal: Excellence is the standard by which we measure performance at every level and in every aspect of our business.

  • To provide a convenient, time-saving, easy to use, one-stop-shop solution for customers to order office/business products online, truly delivering the benefits of a single source promise.
  • To provide high quality products at deeply discounted prices of up to 75% off list price.
  • To help businesses save time, money, and maintain corporate compliance utilizing our easy-to-use but powerful eProcurement tools to manage their procurement processes.
  • To provide fast, efficient order turnaround.
  • To provide a high level of customer service for each and every transaction.

About Roaring Spring:

Our Mission

Our mission is to commit to quality, integrity, customer service, and
business ethics in order to insure our customers always get the very
best by staying ahead of industry trends with the goal of creating
winning relationships with our ever increasing customer base.


In 1887 Daniel M. Bare founded the Roaring Spring Blank Book Company to produce ledgers,
journals, etc., hence the name ‘Blank Book’. Today the company has grown
from a 20 person operation in a small two story brick building to over 250 employees in 400,000 square foot of modern manufacturing and distribution facilities that produce
a variety of school and office paper products.

The earliest company history dates back to September 2nd 1886, when the Martinsburg Herald
announced that “work had begun on building the new Blank Book Factory in
Roaring Spring. A frame building 100 feet square.” Funding for the
building was provided by Mr. Bare, who also helped found the local paper
mill. Production began in 1887 using paper from the mill. But a fire in
the next door blacksmith shop spread to the plant, destroying both. The
following year, a new structure was erected and production resumed.
Under the direction of plant manager, Dr. A. L. Garver. Success came
quickly for the young company. By the early 1900’s the plant had grown
to 50,000 square feet.

The company underwent major expansions in the 1920’s, 1960’s, and 1990’s adding additional
floor and warehouse space in Roaring Spring and Martinsburg.


Roaring Spring Blank Book is now one of the largest independently owned producers of school and
office supplies. Special high speed equipment not only produces
notebooks, pads, and tablets, but construction paper, poster board, and
pocket folders. Complimenting the production equipment is an in-house
printing operation that provides fast service and assures consistent
quality for the numerous direct order print jobs received from private
customers such as colleges and universities.

Through five generations and more than 100 years Roaring Spring Blank Book Company has grown from
a hand-full of customers to thousands of accounts nationwide. Never the
less, the company has not lost sight of founder D.M. Bare’s original
commitments to quality products and community involvement.



My Review:

I was excited to receive these products. My daughter is in college so she goes through a lot of notebooks and folders. Her eyes lit up when she saw what I received. I love that some of the paper is colored. 

The folders seem very sturdy and will last my daughter awhile. She is hard on folders, flimsy ones rip almost instantly.

The smaller notebooks are the perfect size to carry with you at all times in your purse. In my daughter’s case she uses one to write down assignments in. 

The landscape pads are unique they are wide and remind me of a computer screen. They are perfect to keep next to your computer for notes.

About the author


Hi, I’m Gina and owner of this blog. I'm married with numerous nieces and a nephews. I live in the Pittsburgh PA area. To work with me for a review for you, contact me at: libraryofreviews@gmail.com


  1. Valerie Negron

    That is awesome! I am always in need of notebooks since that is where I keep my notes, files, and my schedule for my blog and Selena school.

  2. Rachel

    Great review!
    Aiden and I also go through folders and notebooks like crazy, and I am always picking something up. I’d love something sturdy, especially for Aiden since he rips his folders every other month or so.

  3. Maddie K.

    Too bad I didn’t know about this while my daughter was in collge. I could have gotten these for her. Pooh.

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