To raise funds, inspire creativity in students, and advertise our programs to the community, our centers feature a street-front retail store filled with unusual products, student publications, and information on its educational programs. Read on for where to pick up superhero supplies, rare unnatural artifacts, and everything you need for your next time-travel adventure! And of course, don't forget the 826 National online store, where you can get signed books, 826 t-shirts, and more. Every purchase helps support the work of our chapters nationwide.
The Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute
The 826 Boston Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute has all the necessities for your Bigfoot, Research, and Institute needs! Visit today before you end up in a hairy situation.
For Sale: Cryptozoologist's Career Starter Kit, Jungle Hygiene Kit, unofficial Yeti Hairball, Baby Giant Centipedes, and Sea Serpent Secretions.
Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.
The Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. has a not-so-secret mission. Every purchase supports 826CHI's free writing programs, which provide thousands of Chicago students with a platform for self-expression. Our products are intended to unlock creativity and trigger new adventures for agents of all ages.
For Sale: Spy glasses, diversion safes, fake moustaches, emergency bowties, invisible ink pens, magnifying glasses, and much more.
Tivoli's Astounding Magic Supply Company
In its brand new location, 826DC is proud to introduce Tivoli's Astounding Magic Supply Company. The District's only illusionarium and de-lux haberdashery now stocks everything a budding magician needs to embark on their own path to mastery, from Stage Fright Antidote to Micro Escapes (for starting a career in escapology). Every purchase makes real magic happen—in the writing center beyond the secret door.
For Sale: Capes, white gloves, pizzazz, and juggling balls
The Time Travel Mart
826LA is home to The Time Travel Mart, with locations in Echo Park and Mar Vista. A leader in convenience retailing, both locations sell everything you need for any kind of trip through the fourth dimension. Stock up on plenty of time-machine fuel, mastodon meat, viking odorant, and robot parts, because once you're too far inside the wormhole it will be a real bummer to have to swing back.
For Sale: Dinosaur eggs, robot milk, dodo chow, duel starter kits, time-machine parts, and sometimes coffee.
The Detroit Robot Factory and Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair
826michigan has two stores serving the robotic needs of the Great Lakes State: the Detroit Robot Factory in Eastern Market in Detroit and Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair in downtown Ann Arbor. Both stores feature products for robots, humans, and robots disguised as humans.
For Sale: Positronic Brains, Emotion Upgrades, Robo-scout Survival Gear, robot kits, cords, connectors, and books of student writing.
The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.
The 826NYC Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. sells capes, grappling hooks, antimatter, and more. All the proceeds from the store go directly to 826NYC. The store also gives passersby a reason to walk in and see what's going on in the writing center.
For Sale: Capes, masks, grappling hooks, muscles, antimatter, secret identity kits, suction cups.
The Pirate Store
What happens at the 826 Valencia Pirate Store?
Many have said that upon entering the best pirate supply store in San Francisco, they get a sensation of déjà vu. Others walk in and feel at once the miracle work of an unseen hand. Yet there are those whose eyes bulge and shrink simultaneously while their thoughts are so convoluted that they are unable to shout or mutter the question that most plagues them: “What is this place?”
For Sale: Hooks, flags, message bottles, rat traps, peg legs, pirate perfume, wax seals, dice, and lard (for bartering, not sale).