One of Princeton's oldest stores, Hinkson's The Office Store, is asking the community to help it survive the Covid-19 pandemic.

One of the store's owners, Andrew Mangone, has started a GoFundMe campaign that he says "will be put toward the employees’ payroll, account payables, rent, and utilities."

According to, the unique office supply store opened in 1919 at the end of another pandemic, the Spanish Flu of 1918.

Hinkson's owners say it has "survived big box stores, e-commerce giants and fierce competition," but that the economic strain caused by the loss of business due to Covid-19 may force the business to close for good.

The store owners also note that they have not fired or furloughed its employees and they continue to pay them.


Hinkson's The Office Store is located on Spring Street, next to Chuck's and near Kopp's Cycle.

As of the time this story was published, the GoFundMe campaign had raised almost $7,000.  The goal is $30,000.

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