Typo Positive
Oklahoma Today|November/December 2020
Bonded by a love for their family and all things stationery, three sisters and their mother are making it in a small town.
JOMARIE HICKERSON

MOST PEOPLE—PARENTS AT least—can fondly recall those exciting times in early August when colorful, cardboard towers filled with school supply lists start popping up in stores around town. The thrill of buying a Scooby-Doo pencil case, Lisa Frank notebooks, and fruit-scented markers could get any student excited to return to school. At Typo Market in Stillwater, owners provide that feeling of limitless potential no matter the time of year.

Susan Hartford and her daughters Katie Barlow, Shelby Howerton, and Jessica Sutton are entrepreneurs with multiple businesses in Stillwater, but Typo Market may be closest to their hearts. The store’s name is a play on their love of all things paper.

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