Robot Supply and Repair Shop Lures Kids Into Writing



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tep inside Robot Supply and Repair in downtown Ann Arbor and you’ll quickly realize something unusual is afoot.

The first clues are the store’s retail products, which include a potato-powered clock and a paint-can pinhole camera. Then there are the books by McSweeney’s publishing house lining the shelves, and the curtain beyond which writing tables and loaded bookshelves can be spied. Keep exploring, and it becomes clear:  Robot Supply and Repair is a front.


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