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!


Our Children's Bestsellers This Week

Eleanor Wyatt, Princess and Pirate Cover Image
Umbertouched (Rosemarked) Cover Image
Tiger vs. Nightmare Cover Image
Little Brown Cover Image
Winterhouse Cover Image
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13 Cover Image

Our Adult Bestsellers This Week

Daditude: The Joys & Absurdities of Modern Fatherhood Cover Image
Fire and Furry: Pets Get Political Cover Image
The Colors of All the Cattle: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (19) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #19) Cover Image
God Got a Dog Cover Image
Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane Cover Image
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image

How do you say thank you?

The Thank You Book Cover Image
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga Cover Image
Little Tree Cover Image
Sometimes Rain Cover Image
Leaves Cover Image
The Birchbark House 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. 

Read more. 

Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

LA foodies, look no further. This is the perfect summer read filled with the amazing flavors and feelings only an LA summer can bring. Clara is forced to work in her dad's Korean-Brazilian food truck this summer in order to pay off some completely accidental school property damage with her long time rival. Chaos ensues. This story is so vivdly set in our city filled with freeway humor and the diversity that makes our city amazing. Highly recomend this book for laugh out loud reading. - Jessica