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 53rd 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

Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) Cover Image
Lovely War Cover Image
Top Secret Smackdown (Mac B., Kid Spy #3) Cover Image
Guts Cover Image
The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2) Cover Image
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The Okay Witch Cover Image

Our Adult Bestsellers This Week

The Overstory Cover Image
The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale Cover Image
It Rained Warm Bread: Moishe Moskowitz's Story of Hope Cover Image
Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel Cover Image
The Night Circus Cover Image
By the Book: A Book Club Recommendation! Cover Image

It's the season of monsters, ghosts, and witches!

Alfred's Book of Monsters Cover Image
Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue Cover Image
The Scarecrow Cover Image
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The Okay Witch Cover Image
Dead Voices Cover Image
Wilder Girls 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

Once upon a time there was a storyteller, whose stories existed in the land of many lakes – that boundless region called Minnesota, where hardy souls have made their living on the water, fertile land and in cities. This storyteller, William Kent Krueger, weaves his stories with characters so rich, so real and so human, the tale leaps off the page and buries deep into your soul. “This Tender Land” is simply a magnificent example of Krueger’s extraordinary gift as a writer. You will find it hard to put down, or even after finishing, hard to stop thinking of Odie, Albert, Mose and Emmy – your guides down the winding rivers in this book. Truly, a masterpiece. - review by Maureen