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

Eve of the Emperor Penguin (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission #12) Cover Image
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Mac Undercover (Mac B., Kid Spy #1) Cover Image
The Crayons' Christmas Cover Image
Jingle Bells (Little Golden Book) Cover Image
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Santa's Big Big Book to Color Cover Image

Our Adult Bestsellers This Week

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50 Hikes with Kids California Cover Image
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This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
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The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2) Cover Image
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Exciting new signed books!

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Penny and Her Sled Cover Image
Tears of Frost (Heart of Thorns #2) Cover Image
Legacy (Keeper of the Lost Cities #8) Cover Image
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Call Down the Hawk (The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1) Cover Image
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Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation Cover Image
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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

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Children will be drawn in by the easily relatable animal emotions in this simple and sweet story. A great book to use as a teaching opportunity for toddlers and parents alike. - Jessica