If You Need it, We Have it

If You Need it, We Have it

The new school is just around the corner and Ben Franklin is ready! Whether you are getting ready for kindergarten or your first year of college, we have been helping students get what they need for 75 years. Whether you are a new or returning student, we know you brought a carload with you. But you are sure to need things you didn’t think of or left on the table at home, and whatever you need, we have it. Storage containers, rugs, lamps, power strips, lightbulbs, air fresheners, l;aundry detergent, picture hangers, shower baskets and shoes, hangers, dry-erase boards, batteries, bike locks, bowls, cups, toothbrushes, shampoo, cold medicine, the list is endless. Come see for yourself!


House Plants Ben Franklin is known in the area for an amazing selection of houseplants. We love the tiny succulents and cactuses that fit almost anywhere. But if you’re looking for a lush philodendron for your window, or a stately palm for a corner in your room, we have it! They keep the air in your house pure and fresh and ours are healthy and fresh from the greenhouse. You are sure to find something you have never seen before. Come often, the selection changes every week!

Office Supplies

Ben Franklin carries a full line of school and office supplies to keep your life organized and productive. The list is endless, so be sure to come check out our selection of pens, pencils, coloring supplies, paper and folders, notebooks and binders, composition books, planners and journals, mailing supplies, sticky notes, marker boards and more. We offer a wide variety of products sure to fit your needs. If we don’t carry what you need, just ask. We can order almost anything.


We stock a full range of chargers, cables, headphones, power packs, and flash drives. IOS or Android, we have you covered.

Health and Beauty

Natural ProductsOur Health and Beauty aisles have a great selection of haircare products, over-the-counter medications, personal hygiene items and much more. Whether Oberlin is your hometown or you are just visiting our great community, Ben Franklin has all of the personal care items you might need. Natural alternative products are available in most areas and include brands such as Tom’s Naturals, Jason, Kiss My Face and more.

Greeting Cards

Our greeting card selection features Recycled Paper products, but we have spiced it up with companies like Northern Exposure, Leaning Tree, and others to provide a range of sentiments and designs. It’s not unusual to hear friends laughing and sharing their favorites as they browse together.

Oberlin Memorabilia

Oberlin Memorabilia Shirts and hats with the Oberlin community name make great gifts and are available in a variety of styles and sizes.