Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday: 12 pm (noon) - 4 pm
Closed for Thanksgiving Day
Thank you for considering Once Upon a Time Bookstore as a venue for your self-published or non-traditionally published book event. Because we host many book signings each year, and due to our limited space, we must evaluate and select what we feel would best benefit our community of readers, therefore we require a formal proposal for consideration. *We do not accept walk-in pitches/proposals* When our doors are open we’re focused on helping customers, pricing and shelving books, and other day to day activities which keep the doors open.
There is also a required cooperative advertising fee, which varies depending on the type of event you are interested in. (Details below)
Fee includes a seasoned event host and the use of our event space for signings. It also includes:
Two or three authors take the stage for 10-15 minutes each to read from and discuss their book. Panel-style discussion afterward for Q&A with the audience, followed by a group book signing. Fee includes a seasoned event host, the use of our event space and the same promotional services as the Traditional Signing model.
Book signings generally take place on Sunday afternoons or Monday evenings.
Please provide the following:
*Please note that we reserve the right to edit event and author descriptions as we deem fit for our print, advertising, email, website, and calendar materials.
When submitting your proposal, please indicate the signing model you're interested in (Traditional or Group), and that you understand that there will be a $300 or $150 cooperative advertising fee, payable in advance, to confirm your event.
Drop off or send proposal package materials, as listed above, to:Once Upon a Time Bookstore Event Proposal 2207 Honolulu Ave Montrose, CA 91020
or email to Jessica@onceupona.com. We will email you a confirmation of receipt.
Information that is sent and is not complete as required above will not be considered.
We will review your proposal and contact you within 30 days. Once Upon a Time reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal and all decisions are final. If your proposal is accepted, you will receive an Event Agreement, summarized below.
Once Upon A Time works hard to make every event successful; however, that alone will not always guarantee a successful event. Author dedication to event promotion is necessary.
We all know one of those dogs who just CAN’T keep their paws out of puddles; Percy the Puddle Pug is one of those dogs. Percy lives for finding puddles of all kinds—they are Percy’s pride and joy. But when a storm comes through and causes trouble for some local puddle inhabitants, Percy gets the chance to use his love of puddles for something mighty! This book is a truly fantastic read-aloud, and the illustrations make the story absolutely come alive with adorable puggy, puddly delight! Don’t miss the sequel, Thunder Pug!
(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel