Product overview

Office and school supplies

In this section you will find a variety of office, educational and stationery supplies for use in your business, your school and even at home. Paper clips, post it notes, staplers and staples, perforators, writing utensils and inks, all kinds of paper and a wide selection of files and folders.

We also stock electronic calculators and organizers. This department features name brands from both Europe and North America such as Cross, Parker, Pilot, Sharpie, Stabilo, Papermate, Peter Pauper, Esselte, Bruynzeel, Leitz, Paperblanks, Totto (from Colombia) and many more. During the retail period of June July and August this section converts into a major center for “back to school” supplies offering everything that a school list may require including various schoolbags, lunch boxes and pencil cases.


We are the largest bookstore on the island. We offer books in Dutch, English, Spanish and Papiamentu including fiction and non-fiction. Our collection also includes children’s books in all four languages. 

Whether you are looking for that awe-inspiring new best seller or a popular self-help book, we have it all for you. We receive new releases every week both from the Netherlands and from the USA.

If you are looking for a book on a special topic or for one we have stocked in the past, we can order it for you. By clicking here you will find our order form. Please note that we do require a 50% down-payment on special orders.


We feature weekly, monthly and quarterly magazines in Dutch, English, Spanish and Papiamentu.

We have the largest selection of periodicals on the island. Our magazines arrive weekly from both the Netherlands and from the USA. We also have a free magazine reservation service. If you want to make sure your favorite magazine is not sold out, you can sign up at one of the cash registers and we will make sure your issue is reserved for regular pick up and kept at the cash counter.



Our expanded toy department features mainly educational items such as baby and toddler play and learn toys, board games, building blocks, and puzzles. 

We also have dolls, cars, stuffed animals, and great selection of arts and crafts materials. This department boasts international brands such as Lego, Barbie, Hotwheels, Fischer-Price, Jumbo, King, Adora, Hasbro, Mattel, Playdoh, and Melissa & Doug.

Greeting cards

Our extensive greeting card section features brand names such as Hallmark, American Greetings, Blue Mountain, Dolly Mama, and Designer Greetings. The collection includes everyday cards such as birthday, baptism, wedding, and sympathy cards in English, Dutch, Spanish and some even in the local language of Papiamentu. For the afficionados we still have some postcards with pictures of the island.

Besides the year-round assortment we also feature seasonal cards such as Valentine, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas and much more!


Even in this digital age, we still feature a small selection of music CD’s and DVD’s. The collection consists mainly of the most popular current releases along with golden oldies, classical and jazz music, children’s music, gospel and local music. 

We also stock an assortment of headphones and “earbuds” in this section of the store.


Here at Mensing’s you can find gifts for every age and occasion throughout the whole store. From fancy writing sets, books, or toys to key-chains, photo frames, iPad covers and jewelry boxes.

We also have a wide assortment of beautiful, yet practical little gadgets which varies all the time. Some examples are stunning bag hangers, mirror and pill box sets, decorated badge hangers and rheels, credit card cases and smartphone chargers and batteries. We constantly receive new, unusual gadgets so if you want to keep up to date and be original with your gifts, you should visit our store regularly.