The Paper Store filed Tuesday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with the Acton, Mass.-based gift chain having nearly a dozen Connecticut locations including stores in Stamford, Norwalk and Milford.

In addition to gift cards and ornaments, The Paper Store carries limited selections of home goods, jewelry, accessories and apparel, from brands like Hallmark, Yankee Candle and Vineyard Vines based in Stamford.

Connecticut stores include locations in Brookfield, Fairfield, Branford, North Haven, Southbury, Bristol and West Hartford.

A company attorney told The Worcester Telegram that The Paper Store hopes to find a buyer by August, giving it an infusion of capital in time to stock merchandise for the 2020 holiday season.

Alex.Soule@scni.com; 203-842-2545; @casoulman