Papercuts May 2019  photo credit Mwahaki King

Papercuts May 2019
photo credit Mwahaki King


Papercuts is the award-winning, woman-owned independent bookstore located in the beautiful Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. Kate Layte opened Papercuts in 2014 after a decade working in the book industry.

We've hosted Morgan Parker, Lindy West, Celeste Ng, Eve Ewing, Paul Tremblay, Jennifer Tseng, Michelle Tea among others.

We published THE PAPERCUTS ANTHOLOGY to commemorate our first year which includes short pieces by authors that visited us. We have since published three more books under our house imprint CUTLASS PRESS


Best of the New 2015 – The Boston Globe 

Boston’s Best 2015 – The Improper Bostonian 

Best of Boston 2016 – Boston Magazine 

Neighborhood Favorite 2017 – Nextdoor 

Neighborhood Favorite 2018 – Nextdoor