Wow!!! 826, McSweeney’s Publising and 826 founder, Dave Eggers, is opening 826LA in Echo Park. So rad. If you know of this organization, they have the retail storefronts disguising the backbone of their operation. The front of the store is disguised as a typical Echo Park mini market, in the back, a space for tutoring writing to young kids in the neighborhood. I first discovered 826 from the amazing McSweeney’s journals and from their first space on Valencia Street in San Francisco. That space there, the storefront is this crazy wonderful pirate store. Yes, a pirate store with little cubbies and drawers to open and discover, tons of books, treasures, even a vat of lard that kids are supposed to dive in and find other hidden goodies.