Here are some local merchants Patch readers recommended Wednesday for unique or well-priced school supplies.
- The Scroll & Pen Bookstore on Brookdale Community College campus, Lincroft, In addition to the usual, also carries high end art and photography supplies.
- Ink.Papery of Fair Haven, 803 River Road, Fair Haven. (Formerly Sea Bright). Pretty pencils, fine writing papers.
- Pauline's Paperie, 775 River Road, Fair Haven. Anna Griffin file folders, Aurora pens from Italy.
- River Road Books, 759 River Road, Fair Haven. Cute Dr. Seuss character giant eraser pencils, e-reader cases based on classic books.
- Laird Stationery, 594 River Road, Fair Haven. Cool erasers in shape of flip phones and donuts, "Decomposition books" made from recycled materials
- Little Silver Family Pharmacy, 10 Church St. Little Silver
- Shoprite of Middletown, Hazlet along Route 35
- Dollar General, 175 Locust Ave, West Long Branch
- Dollar Tree (multiple locations)
- Walgreens (multiple locations)
Judi Fox Hernandez told her fellow Matawan-Aberdeen Patch shoppers that she shops the sales before the silly season starts. "..keep your receipt with the items than return what you don't need. That's what I always did."