Going Loco Trying to Find This Local: Back to School

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!

It's still warm outside, but the summer break for students is winding down, and families across the state are preparing to get their kids back to school this August. Are you stumped trying to find the right local businesses to fulfill all of your back to school needs? Check out this go-to list of businesses that will provide everything that you need.

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School Supplies

Bashas'
Multiple locations all over the state! Find one near you

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

Teacher Parent Connection
(520) 298-1612 | 7641 E Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85710

Campus Corner
(480) 967-4049 | 712 S College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281

ecocentricity!
(602) 281-2725 | 137 West McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Three Little Birds Design Company
(623) 203-0080 | Online Store 
*10% Off all orders through 8/31/12! Use Back2School at checkout!

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Books

Student Book Center
(480) 966-6226 | 704 S. College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

The University of Arizona Book Stores
520-621-2426 | 1209 E. University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721

Arizona Book Services
(520) 760-0528 | Tucson, AZ 85749

Bards Books
(602) 274-7530 | 3508 North 7th Street #145, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Bookmans
(520) 748-9555 | 6230 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ, 85712 
(520) 579-0303 | 3733 W. Ina Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85741
(520) 325-5767 | 1930 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85719
(602) 433-0255 | 8034 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85021
(480) 835-0505 | 1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ, 85210
(928) 774-0005 | 1520 S Riordan Ranch St., Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
*If you or your student is taking music classes, Bookmans also sells musical instruments, in addition to other school supplies!
**Save big when shopping at Bookmans! Kids under age 12 with a Bookmans Kids Club Membership get 10% off all purchases, and teens between ages 13-17 who join the 1317 Club get 15% off all purchases.  And teachers who sign up for Project Educate receive 20% off all purchases!

Need a specific book? Check out our online directory of locally-owned bookstores.

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Clothes

Strawberry Monday
(480) 862-4907 | Online Boutique

Cowtown Skateboards
623-580-5124 | 5708 W. Union Hills Dr., Glendale, AZ 85308

LiL' Traders
(520) 881-8438 | 6216 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712

Buffalo Exchange
(520) 287-9241 | 441 N. Grand Ave., Nogales, AZ 85621
(602) 532-0144 | 730 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85014
(480) 968-2557 | 227 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
(520) 882-2939 | 250 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 795-0508 | 2001 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 885-8392 | 6212 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85712

Baby Bloomers
(602) 266-5646 | 6505 N 7th Street, Suite 103, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Love Child Style Exchange
(480) 545-2868 | 6444 South McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283

Bella & Bruiser Boutique Clothing for Children
(480) 244-2676 | Online Boutique

Green Monkey Gear & Resale
(928) 710-4044 | 520 W. Sheldon Extension, #2, Prescott, AZ 86301

Couture BAE
(855) 268-8874 | 7050 East 5th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

REVOLuTIo
520-829-1033 | 43 S 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701

Urban Kidz
(480) 483-6800 | 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd Ste 220, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

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Computers

Macmedia
(480) 964-6352 | 6928 E 5th Ave Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Connected Computer
(928) 680-0041 | 2642 N. Kiowa Blvd. Ste 102, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Hi-Tech Computers
(520) 918-8911 | 404 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

Copper State Technology
480 213-9835 | 1528 N 81st Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85043

Eastern Arizona Computers
(928) 428-5211 | 505 South 5th Avenue, Safford, AZ 85546

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For Teachers

Teaching Stuff
602-589-0277 | 6830 North 35th Ave, Phoenix 
623-334-8440 | 7470 West Bell Rd, Glendale
623-925-8414 | 13215 W McDowell Rd, Goodyear 
480-892-7705 | 1356 South Gilbert Rd #B14, Mesa 
480-984-5050 | 10720 E Southern Avenue, Mesa 
520-888-1223 | 4386 N Oracle Rd, Tucson

Teacher Parent Connection
(520) 298-1612 | 7641 E Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85710

Gardner's Book Service
(602) 863-6000 | 16461 N 25th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85022

Bear Essential News For Kids
(480) 406-5540 | 6945 E. Cochise Rd. #142, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Biz in a Boxx
(480) 626-5165 | Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (online)

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