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Get Ready for 826 Day

August 14, 2023

On our unofficial official holiday — 826 Day — we celebrate all things 826: our dedicated staff and volunteers, our incredible students and educators, our newly published young writers, and all of our amazing supporters.

From coast-to-coast, 826 chapters will be celebrating in-person at their writing centers and stores. Drop by to celebrate book releases, hear student writing, participate in writing workshops, receive store discounts, and more!

Check out what’s happening at your local 826 chapter below!

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Join the GRAND REOPENING of 826DC’s Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply Co.’s GRAND REOPENING on Saturday, 8/26 in Washington, D.C. Visit any time between 10 am ET and 6 pm ET to browse, get special discounts and prizes, enjoy some balloons, and even make your very own custom magician sticker.


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Stop by the Secret Agent Supply Co. in Chicago, Illinois to learn all about 826 programming! They’ll also be hosting drop-in writing activities all day and offering an 826 Day store discount.


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Join 826michigan for student readings, a book release party, food, fun, and more! The party will be at Prospect Park in Ypsilanti, Michigan from 12:30 pm to 2 pm CT. ALL ARE WELCOME!


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Win a chance for Minnesota Twins tickets with 826 MSP! 826 MSP will be giving away Twins, and be at the Twins game on 8/27. Catch them on the jumbotron between innings!

At their writing center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a special guest author will be doing a reading and hosting a mini-writing lesson. Stop by for food, arts and crafts, fun, and more! 

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X marks the spot at 826 Valencia’s Pirate Store in San Francisco, California! Go hunting for treasure during their “Pay-by-the-Pound” event and leave with a bag of goodies where you’re only charged by your bag’s weight. Starting Friday, August 25, this event will run all weekend long!


Don’t live near an 826 chapter? 

    • Write a thank you note to your favorite teacher!
    • Write a love letter to your favorite author!
    • Browse the 826 Bookstore, and find your new favorite book! All 826 books are written by students across the country and support free publishing opportunities for young writers. Use discount code 826DAY from August 25-31 to save 15% off your total purchase!
    • Write your own pocket poem and share it with loved ones! Having writer’s block? 
  • Continue to support young writers everywhere by donating to 826 National! Suggested donations include: $8.26, $18.26, $82.60, or $826.00!

However you decide to join in on the celebration, we’re so excited to have you as part of our community and grateful  to have your support! 

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