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!

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This Week's Children's Bestsellers

Checked Cover Image
Treasure Island (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
Kira-Kira Cover Image
Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of a Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters Cover Image
Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
The Unwanteds (Unwanteds (Numbered) #1) 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

At her parents’ wit’s end, 15 year old Wren is sent away to a last-chance desert survival camp due to her out-of-control weed-smoking, alcoholic bingeing, petty thievery and lying. The camp counselors (“jailers”) use tough love, directness and surprising storytelling-therapy to try to straighten out the wayward teens in the camp. Wren bristles at everyone who tries to help her, and her hard won survival skills – finding water, making fire – coupled with her own breakdown and realization that she was heading down the extreme wrong path is painful with hidden truths. The quest to find oneself in the desert is just the beginning of Wren’s story to find the correct path in life, once home. This book will resonate with both wayward teens, perhaps exploring the darker side of their misdeeds, as well as a teen looking for an adventurous read. - Maureen

This Week's Adult Bestsellers

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The Alice Network Cover Image
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Cover Image
A Beautiful Blue Death: The First Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries #1) Cover Image
Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) Cover Image
A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers Cover Image