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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Spectacular Storytime with Isabel every Thursday at 11 am


Our Children's Bestsellers This Week

The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Cover Image
Daytime Nighttime, All Through the Year Cover Image
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Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved Cover Image
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The Day the Crayons Quit Cover Image
Star Wars BB-8 on the Run Cover Image
All Things New 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

“This is our Grandmother Fish. She lived a long, long, time ago. She could wiggle and swim fast. Can you wiggle?” I cannot recommend this book more… A kid’s level story of our evolutionary history that’s all at once fun, interactive, and very scientifically accurate it’s such to be a hit with little evolutionary biologists. And it even has more detailed information about our evolutionary phylogeny at the end for more curious little ones or curious parents! - - Linnea

Our Adult Bestsellers This Week

We Are Called to Rise Cover Image
The Alice Network Cover Image
Ready Player One Cover Image
The September Society (Charles Lenox Mysteries #2) Cover Image
10,000 Steps a Day in L.A.: 52 Walking Adventures Cover Image
Crooked House Cover Image