Photo Essay: 826LA's Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Although it may look like a convenience store from a distance, as you draw closer, it's obvious that 826LA's "Echo Park Time Travel Mart" is something special. After all, it's not every day you get to purchase items that appear to be from the distant well as the future!

Some of the products are so whimsical that first-time visitors often ask, "Is this actually for sale?" Items range from "Robot Milk" to "Barbarian Repellent," and once inside the store, you can't help but feel like you've stepped into a space-time way station.

The shop is housed within 826LA's East location in Echo Park, and it serves as an imaginative gateway to its main tutoring room. In addition to picking up some unique items, you can also feel good knowing that you're supporting a great cause and enabling young people to pursue their creative writing dreams. If you'd like to become even more involved, you may volunteer as a tutor, or attend one of 826LA's many events. Visit 826LA's website for more information.

Visit the Echo Park Time Travel Mart at:
1714 W. Sunset Blvd.
Echo Park, CA 90026
(213) 413-3388

Mondays from 2 - 6 p.m.
Tuesdays - Fridays from 12 - 8 p.m.
Saturdays - Sundays from 12 - 6 p.m.