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

Eleanor Wyatt, Princess and Pirate Cover Image
Epic LEGO Adventures with Bricks You Already Have: Build Crazy Worlds Where Aliens Live on the Moon, Dinosaurs Walk Among Us, Scientists Battle Mutant Bugs and You Bring Their Hilarious Tales to Life Cover Image
Brick Pets: 30 Builds: An Unofficial Guide to Making Cute Critters from Classic Lego (Brick Builds) Cover Image
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs Cover Image
The Snowy Nap Cover Image
The Graveyard Book Cover Image

Our Adult Bestsellers This Week

Becoming Cover Image
Writers Under Surveillance: The FBI Files Cover Image
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals Cover Image
Around the World in 80 Trees Cover Image
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border 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. 

Read more. 

Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

An amazing picture book that shows the power of art. Minh Le and Dan Santat (local author!) team up to create a powerful story about family, love, and strength. All with just a few words and a lot of action on the page. I loved the way the two drawing styles came together. - Jessica