Where to Get Back-to-School Supplies Around the Main Line


The start of the academic year is coming up fast. Head back to school in style with supplies from these Main Line area businesses.

It’s a polarizing time in every kid’s life. Some can’t wait, and others dread the day. With the start of school right around the corner, your little ones are will need to get their supplies somewhere. These Main Line area supply stores offer the top deals and widest variety on back-to-school items this fall.

Lakeshore Learning Store

340 W Dekalb Pke., King of Prussia

Focusing on educational products, Lakeshore Learning Store offers a wide variety of in-store deals. Thousands of items are up to 20% off with materials available for kids aged one year to 11 and up. The deals don’t just stop with kids, but continue to teaching supplies, classroom d├ęcor, outdoor learning, special needs and more.

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Deals Variety Store

15 W State St., Media; 35 W State St., Media

Deals has two flagship stores, both in Media. One is the small corner store on 35 W State St., and the other larger store is located just down the block at 15 W State St. In business for over 35 years, Deals carries hardware, toys, stationery, office essentials, garden tools and, of course, school supplies. The venue promises that its school goods are 10% to 50% off retail value, so get in while supplies last.

Penn Bookstore

3601 Walnut St., Philadelphia


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For older students or those going off to college for the first time, no place will prepare you better than the University of Pennsylvania Bookstore. Featuring traditional back-to-school products, laptops and other technology as well as dorm materials, Penn Bookstore probably has the largest selection of back-to-school supplies anywhere in the Philadelphia area.

Kennett Copy and More

739 W. Cypress St., Kennett Square


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Office supplies and art classes aren’t where the perks of Kennett Copy and More stop. From July 31 through September 30, the back-to-school sale here features dozens of products marked down at huge rates, up to 80% off in some cases. During the sale, the store stocks drawing pads, pens, notebooks, erasers, glue sticks and more.

Paper Source

103 Coulter Ave., Ardmore


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Paper Source’s brand has risen in popularity over the past decade, but its quality products still stand the test of time. Its ample options for school supplies are shoppable alongside extensive dorm essentials like candles, drinkware, journals and wellness products. The stylish products bring a flair to traditional school supplies.

Related: Your Guide to Colleges and Schools Around the Main Line

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