826 Valencia is a Pirate Supply Store named for its street location in the Mission District of San Francisco.
(Really, it's just a front for what's going on in back…a tutoring center for kids.)
The pirate store was created through necessity.
San Francisco city ordinances state that any businesses in that district must be retail or a restaurant, so the pirate supply store was developed to serve as the “retail” front for the student writing center.
The store sells pirate clothing, eyepatches, compasses, spyglasses, pirate dice, skull flags, and secret treasures.
The books of student writing published by 826 Valencia are I Might Get Somewhere, Waiting to Be Heard, Talking Back, and their newest book, Home Wasn't Built in a Day, which includes a foreword by Robin Williams.