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

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful Cover Image
The World According to Humphrey Cover Image
Humphrey's Big Birthday Bash Cover Image
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Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Cover Image
Humphrey's Really Wheely Racing Day (Humphrey's Tiny Tales #1) Cover Image
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Cover Image

Our Adult Bestsellers This Week

Becoming Cover Image
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
Birds of Southern California Cover Image
Animetrics: A Striking Color-By-Sticker Challenge Cover Image
A Beautiful Blue Death: The First Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries #1) Cover Image
A Christmas Party: A Seasonal Murder Mystery/Envious Casca Cover Image

Books for colder nights

Winterhouse Cover Image
If Animals Celebrated Christmas Cover Image
Hanukkah Hamster Cover Image
Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic (Puffin Plated) Cover Image
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: A Book-to-Table Classic (Puffin Plated) Cover Image
Refuge 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

Speculative science fiction lovers will be clutching the pages of this novel in suspense.  The Knife of Never Letting Go manages to ask important questions about humanity and religion while telling an action-filled story of adventure in a strange place.  This book is perfect for readers 13 and up who enjoy thoughtful science fiction or fantasy like the Golden Compass- Pete