Everyone Gets A Book A catalog of recommendations from your local independent bookstore

For Authors & Illustrators

As America's Oldest Children's Bookstore, Once Upon A Time serves authors and illustrators in many different ways.  If you are looking for advice or mentorship in your dream of being published, we have a page for aspiring authors and illustrators.  Do you have a self-published, non-traditionally published, or print-on-demand book? Please read our store's proposal process for book events and consignment opportunities.  

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

Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

This book is SO amazing! A beautifully written scientific and personal memoir that is informative, touching, heart-breaking, and inspiring. Jahren’s descriptions of her life and scientific research into the intricacies of the plant world are as poetic and poignant as it gets. The story weaves through her early upbringing in Minnesota, her education, starting her lab with her lovable and eccentric lab partner Bill. It then follows her finding love, motherhood, and her ground-breaking geobiology research. Reading this is like taking a walk through the forest with a friend. Every word is filled with authenticity and a fervent passion for science and this book makes me proud to be studying to become a scientist. It’s a must read for those interested in the natural world or any human who has ever had feelings. - Linnea