Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. opens
Greenwood Space Travel Co. recently opened in Seattle as the storefront for 826 Seattle. Besides the obvious supplies like robot parts, bulk antigravity, and spare air, they also have towels. How frickin' cool is Dave Eggers and Co. for creating this series of non-profit writing centers for kids?
After a cursory search, it became clear to me that there wasn't a comprehensive list of all the 826 chapters in the country and what their "fake" storefronts are. So I made one:
The Store, San Francisco's only independent pirate supply store
(some pictures here)
Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store, for all your superhero supply needs
I've been to this one. It's awesome. For Halloween, they re-decorated as the Villain Superhero Supply Store.
I don't think they have a storefront, which is too bad. I came across a newspaper story about the planning for 826 LA with this suggestion for the store from Dave Eggers, "A duty-free shop for a time traveler of the future who might be traveling back in time and need to buy, say, a torch and a battle-ax without paying taxes on it."
826 Michigan (Ann Arbor)
The International Monsters Union (opening soon)
The Boring Store, secret agent supplies (opening soon)
Greenwood Space Travel Co., "Space travel is all we do!"
I also saw a mention that there might be chapter opening in Pittsfield, MA, but that hasn't happened yet. Man I'd love to have one in Austin.