Welcome to the award-winning Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Welcome to Once Upon A Time Bookstore -- established 1966

We are thrilled to be celebrating our 52nd year in the community and have FABULOUS events planned.  We pride ourselves on our recommendations, events, and activities that have built community and kept families coming back to us for generations.  Shop, browse, and follow us on Facebook (@onceuponatimebookstore), Instagram (@onceuponatimebkstore), Twitter (@onceuponatimebk), as we have exciting upcoming events at your favorite family bookstore. THANK YOU for shopping local and for helping us to remain the Oldest Children's Bookstore in the Nation!

Happy Reading!


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St. Francis High School Crest


 

Spectacular Storytime with Isabel every Thursday at 11 am


 

Our Children's Bestsellers This Week

Highly Illogical Behavior Cover Image
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces Cover Image
Symptoms of Being Human Cover Image
Stack the Cats Cover Image
The Secret of a Heart Note Cover Image
The Handsome Girl & Her Beautiful Boy Cover Image

Our Adult Bestsellers This Week

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Cover Image
Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Cover Image
The Outsiders Cover Image
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
Not a Happy Camper: A Memoir Cover Image

What we're reading this summer!

Be Prepared Cover Image
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Ocean Meets Sky Cover Image
Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea Cover Image
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A Reaper at the Gates (Ember in the Ashes #3) Cover Image
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The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl Cover Image
A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever Cover Image

How Audiobooks Grew the Reader in Me

I was 7-years old and I did not want to read.  I knew that I was able to but I felt that something was missing.  I come from a tradition of voices: pirate growls, southern drawls, prim ladies, and bold animals.  My mother was a drama major in college and used her talent to engage and enchant my sister and me every night as she read or made up stories for us.  Every word had energy and intention; the sleepy house made me long for naptime and the adventurous cowboy had me jumping all over my room. But I was never able to get the stories to come to life in the same way when reading by myself. 

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Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

Yarn is a cat's best friend, or is it? Next time you see me you should bring some and read the book that shows how friends can change together. - Pippi, bookstore cat