At VisionWorks we are passionate about what we offer. As a values and vision-driven company, we work to make this world a more diverse and humorous place, to add to the meaning and richness of this life. The items we offer are carefully selected, and frequently changing. These are more than just more material products to us. We offer easy access to images of a changing world, and hope we can be your best source.
Vision Works, Greenfield MA Retail location
Postcards are vastly under-rated as a medium that can educate and communicate, as well as amuse and inspire. The postcards we offer are more than just a pretty picture or tourist scene, since plenty of tourist postcards can be found elsewhere. Many of our postcards are published overseas, where the art of the postcard has developed differently. Because postcards are small and inexpensive they are often overlooked. Yet this diverse mix of themes and styles can alert the public to new possibilities. While postcards are often mailed to others, over half the postcards purchased are never mailed. Instead they are posted on a fridge or bulletin board, or added to someone's collection. The images we see can have a huge impact on our thinking and our lives. We hope that providing easy access to this unique mix of images will make our world a more diverse and humorous place, will make our lives a bit richer.
Bumper Stickers seem to be a particularly American art form. Perhaps it is because we spend so much time in our cars and desire some free expression and diversion. Many people wonder where you can find bumper stickers. And even those who are not seeking them, many will pick one up when they see a statement that strikes them. We try to provide easy access to a diverse assortment with plenty of humorous and thought-provoking slogans. We are always looking for new stickers and better designs to add. There is a conversation going on here, even if the length of each statement is very limited. While these are mostly affixed to bumpers of cars, they can just as easily go onto a door, guitar case, refrigerator or file cabinet. And for those who might want to change bumper stickers at times, check out our magnet section for magnetic backing. We always welcome your suggestions for new slogans or designs.
Our calendars and books are carefully selected to educate and entertain. Again, we seek out the best items to promote diversity of thought and new possibilities. Many of these items are produced by small presses or self-published. It seems crucial that people can successfully promote their unique ideas and perspectives. Yet as the big chain bookstores drive out the independents, and books are marketed like bars of soap, we feel that independent thinking and diverse perspectives are endangered. As an independent distributor, we do what we can to make these important books and calendars easily available to a wide variety of retail outlets, as well as the individuals who visit this web site. Please look closely at our selection, since you will find things not available elsewhere.
In addition to this Web Site, we have a warehouse and retail outlet in Greenfield, Massachusetts. We welcome your visits. The shop is located at 14 Chapman Street, just 1/2 block off Main Street. Our hours vary, so you may want to call ahead (413) 772-6569, or ring the doorbell if we do not look open. If you are not in the local area, but would like to find a retailer to offers these items, send us email with an note about where you are located. If we sell to a shop in your area, we will let you know. And if you think of shops in your area that would be good outlets for these things, please let us know.
For retailers, we offer display racks and occasional printed catalogs. Even if you are not ready to order now, contact us to get on our mailing list, to let us know your questions and interests. We are interested in helping you succeed in any way we can. How can we serve you?
We look forward to hearing from you.