Thursday, February 28, 2008


826 continues to be awesome

826 recently opened a new and fabulous store in los angeles. pictures and descriptions can be viewed in this blog. (LOVE the aesthetic. totally hilarious.)

having known for some time that there are 826 centers in several cities around the u.s., and being curious if the other cities have excellent institutions akin to the pirate store, i looked around to try and figure out what stores are where. unfortunately, only two of the stores appear to have store-specific websites (=BAH). but i was at least able to compile a list, since there's one on the national site, and if you want to see better descriptions of the stores, with pictures, go to that page.

here's the list:

826Valencia - The Pirate Store
826NYC - Superhero Supply Company
826Seattle - Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company
826Michigan - Monsters Union Local
826LA - The Echo Park Time Travel Mart
826Chicago - The Boring Store (a secret agent supply store)
826Boston - not quite yet a cryptozoology shop (but already involving some collection of cryptozoological artifacts)

and for good measure, here's the real actual thing that 826 is...

826 National is an innovative tutoring, writing, and publishing nonprofit based in seven cities across the country. Since starting up in 2002, our goal has been to assist students ages 6-18 with their writing skills while helping teachers get their classes excited about the writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

Through volunteer support, each of the seven 826 chapters provides drop-in tutoring, class field trips, writing workshops, and in-schools programs—all free of charge—for students, classes, and schools. 826 chapters are especially committed to supporting teachers, offering services and resources for English Language Learners, and publishing student work.


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