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: Cyptozoologist's Career Starter Kit, Jungle Hygiene Kit, unofficial Yeti Hairball, Baby Giant Centipedes, and Sea Serpent Secretions.
Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co.
826CHI's Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. is open every day from 12-6. Stop by and browse the selection of surveillance gear, check out the carrier pigeon supplies, and try on a moustache. All proceeds from the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. sales go directly toward supporting 826CHI programs.
For Sale: Periscopes, trench coats, and night-vision goggles; disguises of all kinds (n.b. this is not by any means a store for spies).
The Museum of Unnatural History
The 826DC Museum of Unnatural History showcases the rarest of rare and the surrealist of surreal artifacts from times long past. Dedicated unnaturalists and enthusiasts of history that might not have ever happened will love perusing the vast collections and museum curios. Be sure to marvel at the museum's unbelievable animal assortment, featuring everything from weagles to owlephants, and explore, if you dare, the store's built-in cave (yep – it really has a cave).
For Sale: Unicorn Tears, Confused Wood (from the makers of Petrified Wood), Weather Rocks, Wallace's Primordial Soup, Future Mold, Scorpion Finders, and much more.
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; sometimes coffee.
Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair
Never been to a robot supply and repair shop? 826michigan's Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair carries the perfect combination of products for robot enthusiasts and robots themselves.
For Sale: Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots, Mega Mech, The RoboPanda, Robot Emotion Upgrades & First Aid kits, Positronic brains, The Is Your Little Sister a Robot? Test Kit .
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, and grappling hooks; muscles, antimatter, and 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, and message bottles; rat traps, peg legs, and pirate perfume; wax seals, dice, and lard (for bartering, not sale).