Zany Brainy

1991 – 2001
Zany Brainy was a United States retail store chain owned by FAO, Inc. that sold educational toys and multi-media products aimed at children ages 4-12.David Schlessinger, who had earlier started the now-defunct Encore Books chain of bookstores, founded Zany Brainy in 1991.In 2001, Zany Brainy’s assets were sold to Right Start. At the time of the sale, Zany Brainy had 187 retail locations nationwide.

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