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Where to Buy School Supplies in Hoboken + Jersey City During the NJ Sales Tax Holiday

by Jordan and Joelle Hernandez
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Summer is nearing its end, which means the start of a new school year is just a few weeks away. In between final trips to the beach or drying off from the pool, getting children ready to return to the classroom will be a top priority — which means knowing where to go for back-to-school shopping. We’ve rounded up some local stores to grab notebooks, folders, pens, and tech needs to help make school supply shopping in Hudson County as easy as possible. Read on to find the most convenient locations for school supplies in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond.

Keep in mind when you’re timing your school supply shopping: this year, Governor Murphy announced that all back-to-school supplies will be tax-free under a tax holiday from August 27th to September 5th.

Disclaimer: While we always love to shop locally, we are including some bigger chains in this list for the sake of a comprehensive back-to-school shopping guide.

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CVS | Multiple Locations Throughout Hoboken + Jersey City

CVS has multiple, convenient locations throughout Hoboken and Jersey City, making it a great spot to pick up classroom supplies. In the seasonal section, shoppers can find common school needs like pens, loose leaf paper, and calculators. Additionally, CVS is a good spot to stock up on needs for a healthy school year — like disinfectant sprays, paper towels, and vitamin C packets.

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Hudson County Community College Bookstore | 162 Sip Avenue, Jersey City

Hudson County Community College Bookstore is packed full of necessities. From textbooks to notebooks, backpacks, technology needs, and more, this is great spot for school-supply shopping needs.

Little City Books | 100 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken

This local + quaint downtown bookstore not only features helpful educational books, like algebra and biology support, but it also sells brightly-colored Moleskine notebooks and composition notebooks for any student’s note-taking needs. It also never hurts to pick up a fun fictional book for after-school and weekend reading.

Michael’s Craft Store | 465 River Road, Edgewater

Michael’s Craft Store will have unique finds for going back to school. When students come home with their first assignment of the year, Michael’s has less common items like poster board, desk organizers, adhesive materials, and more.

Paper Source | 501 Washington Street, Hoboken

Head back to school in style with cute notebooks and pens from Paper Source. Paper Source has all the organizational tools needed to set up for success including planners, desk blotters, inspirational notepads, and more. Parents can grab back-to-school teachers’ gifts here as a sweet welcome treat for a strong year.

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ShopRite | 900 Madison Street, Hoboken

ShopRite is a great location if you’re in a pinch and need some last-minute items before the first day. Check out the seasonal aisle for a small selection of notebooks, folders, and pens to add to the cart during a grocery run. 

Staples | 613 Washington Boulevard + 701 NJ-440, Jersey City

A true staple (pun intended) for back-to-school shopping, Staples has nearly every back-to-school need. There are trendy notebooks and folders for younger students, tech needs for older students and even dorm room favorites for college.

Stevens Institute of Technology Official Bookstore | 1 Castle Point Terrace, Howe Center 1st Floor, Hoboken

It makes sense that a college bookstore would be well-stocked with anything you might need for school. Notebooks, binders, folders, pens, pencils, calculators — you name it, Stevens has it. This is also a great spot to stock up on some Stevens gear before the start of the new school year.

Target | 100 14th Street, Jersey City

Target fills every need, including school supplies. Located on 14th Street in Jersey City, Target has a full section of its store devoted to back-to-school items. Be sure to visit the technology department for laptops, headphones, chargers, and more.

Walgreens | Multiple Locations Throughout Hoboken + Jersey City

Walgreens can fill every need ahead of the big first day. Most stores have a small collection of classroom items alongside a larger selection of items needed for a healthy year. Be sure to keep students and teachers germ-free with items like disinfectant spray, tissues, and hand sanitizer.

Walmart Supercenter | 2100 88th Street, North Bergen + 500 Bayonne Crossing Way, Bayonne

Walmart is full of affordable back-to-school needs. The Supercenter, as the name suggests, has everything needed for the classroom and dorm room. In addition to classroom needs, the grocery department of Walmart is a great for picking out brown-bagged lunch items and after-school snacks.  

WORD | 29 McWilliams Place, Jersey City

There’s nothing like a local bookstore for getting literary supplies. WORD has adorable notebooks, pens, and — of course — lots and lots of books, whether your child is looking to read for fun during a free period or for research. The stationary collection can be found here.

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