Great Spots for Back to School Shopping Near The Isle

Summertime is ending in Philadelphia and the weather is quickly cooling down. September is here and while that can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people, we know that for some of our smaller residents it means it’s time to go back to school. We know this can be a very hectic time for many of The Isle’s young families, there’s a lot to prepare, purchase, and even just getting everyone back in a routine can be difficult.

The Isle should be your “island getaway”, a place that is much more about relaxing than it is worrying. That’s why we made this hefty comprehensive list of all the best places to try out for school supplies in the Philadelphia and Manayunk area. September doesn’t have to mean the end of your mellow summertime vibes. Use this list to navigate the spots you should check out while on the hunt for everything the teachers are demanding this year.



Spectrum Scientifics– Located in cool and cozy Manayunk, this specialty shop offers supplies related to science. While Spectrum Scientifics is great for some supplies, it’s even better for supplementing in-class learning with toys, kits, and instruments geared towards children who show promise in science and math.

4403 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127

(267) 297-0423



Staples– This is an easy one-stop-shop for your child’s back to school supply list. With locations all over the Philadelphia area, it’s hard to beat this kind of “big box store” convenience.

933 Montgomery Ave, Narberth, PA 19072




GoPuff– Forget to grab something? Not to worry GoPuff has an entire category of school supplies available and they deliver in under 30 minutes all over the Philadelphia area. Download their app to get started.

5261 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128




Lakeshore Learning Store– Great for both school and teaching supplies, Lakeshore Learning Store is a bit further away than our usual recommendations. It’s definitely worth the drive if you are looking for creative ways to help your child learn outside the classroom.

340 W Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

(610) 354-0551



Dollar Tree– Shopping on a budget this year? Dollar Tree has most of the supplies you will need and it won’t break the bank either.

7106 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128




W.B. Mason– It’s totally worth checking out Center City’s mega office supply store while on the hunt for school supplies. They are a long-standing favorite and have a little bit of everything.

1819 John F Kennedy Blvd #226, Philadelphia, PA 19103

(888) 926-2766



Omoi Zakka Shop– Want something a bit more unique for this school year? Do your kids like to show up in style? Omai Zakka Shop is a creative, Japanese- inspired boutique with a darling section for the 2017 “back to school” season. Their stuff is so adorable, you might just keep it for yourself.

1608 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 545-0963