Going Loco Trying to Find This Local: Planners

Local First Arizona has launched a new column to this blog: "Going Loco Trying to Find This Local!" In an effort to shed some light on how to further support the local movement, we are examining the challenges in finding particular items at locally-owned and independent businesses. We understand that we may not have hit every possible option with our recommendations, so if you know where you can get our monthly item locally, please share your knowledge with us in the comments section!

Many people use day planners and appointment books to keep track of their busy lives, and now that 2011 is nearing its end, you're probably hunting for a fresh planner for 2012! Think about stopping by one of these local businesses to pick yours up before the end of the year:

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283
(480) 730-0205

The Stockroom
6201 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 263-8516

Antigone Books
411 North 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 792-3715

The Well Read Coyote
3190 West State Route 89A, #100, Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-2284

Bards Books
3508 North 7th Street #145, Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 274-7530
Note: make sure to call ahead to find out what is in stock

Bisbee Office Supply
1116 South Naco Highway, Bisbee, AZ 85603-9717 
(520) 432-4306
Note: products can be ordered for you

Phoenix: 8034 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021 
(602) 433-0255
Tucson: 6230 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 325-5767
Note: make sure to call ahead to find out what is in stock

Made Art Boutique
922 N. Fifth St, Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 256-6233
Note: make sure to call ahead to find out what is in stock

Roadrunner Office Supply
10116 E Rainbow Meadow Dr, Tucson, AZ 85747
(520) 574-4500
Note: products are also available online

Don's Office Products
216 N 5th St, Kingman, AZ 86401 
(928) 753-6118

16087 N. 80th St. #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(602) 840-6678
Note: products are also available online

Fiesta Business Products
200 W Frontier St # T, Payson, AZ 85541-5382
(928) 474-1195

Canyon Office Products, Inc.
Flagstaff: 117 N Beaver St, Flagstaff AZ 86001
(928) 774-6607
Tucson: 3760 S. Park Ave # A, Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 623-0461

Mostly Books
6208 E Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 571-0110

Teaching Stuff
6830 North 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85017 (Multiple Locations)
(602) 589-0277
Note: products can be ordered in for you

Wist Office Products
(480) 921-2900
Note: call ahead or order online; all local first members get a 10% discount, free delivery, and no minimum order!

Do you currently have a calendar you adore and want to buy again?  Most local bookstores and office supply stores can order these for you!  Call to find out availability and lead times.  Don't see a location near you in this list?  Many of these stores ship statewide if they do online orders!  Make sure you are organized for the new year the local way!

What other local business should be on this list? Did you find this list uesful? Tell us what you think and add your suggestions to the comments section!