News and Events
July 2023

Sarah’s Store Picks

Sarah Richman

Sarah Richman, 826DC’s Associate Director of Communications and Development, has overseen our shop for the last five years. Here are some of her favorite products!

You Will Be Able to Say a Thousand Words and In The Light

You Will Be Able to Say a Thousand Words and In The Light

“These are our two anthologies of student writing. Together, they feature just over a decade of 826DC student-written stories, poems, essays, artwork, and more. If you want an overall sense of what the young writers we serve are creating, I’ll always recommend that you check these out.”

This Time They Hear You

This Time They Hear You

“If I had to pick another favorite book by our students, it would probably be This Time They Hear You. It’s a collection of science-inspired fairy tales, written by third-grade students from Bridges PCS.”

Logo Shirt, in red

Logo Shirt

“These shirts are so soft, they wash well, and the colors look great on everyone. Most importantly, they’re a real conversation starter! When more people know about us, more local students and teachers can discover and benefit from 826DC’s free writing programs.”

Adorable stuffed bunny toy

Magician’s Assistant

“I love how much joy people get out of these. It’s one of the products I’m most proud of introducing to the shop. I mean… just look at them.”

Unnecessarily Beautiful Spaces for Young Minds on Fire

Unnecessarily Beautiful Spaces for Young Minds on Fire

“This book lets you take a peek into 826 chapters and 826-inspired organizations all over the country and the world.”

Mug with 826DC logo

The 826DC Mug

“I’m drinking tea out of one right now! There’s just something about a good mug. I know I’m biased because I’m the one who ordered these, but this is a very good mug. It has a satisfying weight to it, holds a lot, and it’s dishwasher safe. What’s not to love?”

Come check them out for yourself!

“I’m really excited for folks to discover—or rediscover—how cool this shop is,” said Sarah. “Margaret Kelley, our new Store Coordinator, is doing a wonderful job maintaining and revitalizing the store experience! Even if you never make a purchase here, you’re going to have fun in this space.”

Tivoli’s Astounding Magic Supply Co. reopens next month. There will be a soft open on Saturday, August 19th, between 10 AM and 2 PM, followed by our grand reopening on Saturday, August 26th (aka 8/26) from 10 AM to 6 PM.

From there on out, the shop will be open most Saturdays from 10 AM to 6 PM. It’s located next to the Giant on Park Road NW, with an accessible entrance around the corner at 3333 14th Street NW.

All proceeds help keep 826DC writing programs 100% free for DC students ages 6-18.