“Anyone can look for history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store.” ~Robert Wieder
AJ Cards ‘N Books
Affiliated with nearby Lifegate Church, this Christian bookstore with homeschool appeal is a quality destination for the entire family. Browse their broad selection of books; relax with a cup of coffee in the café; or find the perfect card or gift for your loved one. They also sell party supplies and balloons, as well as oil paintings and watercolor postcards made on-the-spot by local artist Sydni Kruger. 555 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction AZ (behind Village Inn next to LifeGate Church).
Mark’s Bolts, Nuts and Surplus
6710 W. Belmont Ave, Glendale, AZ 85303, 623-939-9312.
A “wholesale-open to the public” store featuring nuts, bolts, screws, fasteners, tools, tarps, and all kinds of surplus hardware items.
Wide World of Maps
2626 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017
1444 W. Southern Ave., Mesa AZ 85210
7325 East Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale AZ
Huge selection of maps, globes, geography-related books & games.