Book Signing

Women in Science Book Talk with Rachel Ignotofsky

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It's a scientific fact: Women rock!

Women in Science book cover

Rachel Ignotofsky will be visiting the Downtown Central Library for a special book talk in partnership with the Glendale Educational Foundation, the Friends of the Glendale Library, and Once Upon A Time Bookstore. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607749769
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - July 26th, 2016

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607749783
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - July 18th, 2017

The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth: Understanding Our World and Its Ecosystems Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399580413
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 18th, 2018

Book Launch Party for Fake Plastic Girl by Zara Lisbon

Teens, Hollywood, and Murder!

Fake Plastic Girl book cover

Once Upon a Time is excited to host Zara Lisbon for the book launch of her debut young adult thriller, Fake Plastic Girl! Zara will talk about her book, answer questions, and then sign books. 

Event date: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 2:00pm
Fake Plastic Girl Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250156297
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 26th, 2019

Bikes for Sale Story Time with Carter Higgins

Riding into Friendship

Bikes for Sale book cover

Spring is the perfect time to find new friends in this fun new picture book, Bikes for Sale by Carter Higgins! Join us for a special story time and book signing.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00pm
Bikes for Sale Cover Image
By Carter Higgins, Zachariah OHora (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452159324
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Chronicle Books - April 2nd, 2019

Everything You Need for a Treehouse Cover Image
By Carter Higgins, Emily Hughes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452142555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - April 10th, 2018

This Is Not a Valentine Cover Image
By Carter Higgins, Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781452153742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - December 26th, 2017

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A Rambler Steals Home Cover Image
$18.69
ISBN: 9780544602014
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2017

YA authors S. K Ali and Tahereh Mafi

A conversation with two YA authors

Love from A to Z book cover Defy Me book cover

Event date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Love from A to Z Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534442726
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 30th, 2019

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Saints and Misfits Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481499248
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 13th, 2017

This is a fantastic debut contemporary teen novel that tells the story of a Muslim teen, Janna, and her acceptance of her identity. Told in first person, Janna has some preconceived notions of some of her close friends, and needs to be strong and brave as she fights others preconceived notions of good and bad. Questioning herself, her motives, her strengths and her faith, Janna is a fully formed heroine for our time! Appreciating differences and strength in family is a key theme in this terrific book. I would love to see a continuing of Janna and her family! - Maureen


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Saints and Misfits Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781481499255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 12th, 2018

Defy Me (Shatter Me #5) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062676399
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperCollins - April 2nd, 2019

Shatter Me Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062741738
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Published: HarperCollins - January 9th, 2018

Shatter Me Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062085504
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Published: HarperCollins - January 9th, 2018

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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062866561
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - October 16th, 2018

A Very Large Expanse of Sea was different than my normal reads for many reasons: 1) it dealt with modern politics and tensions 2) it dealt with racism, bias, and cultural interaction. Mafi's book challenged my way of thinking about other cultures and people. (It will probably do it to you too.) I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn problems in our society. - Kaitlyn, customer age 13 


Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062085535
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Published: HarperCollins - February 5th, 2013

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062085542
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Published: HarperCollins - December 31st, 2013

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062085573
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Published: HarperCollins - February 4th, 2014

Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062085580
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Published: HarperCollins - December 30th, 2014

Restore Me (Shatter Me #4) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062676368
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Published: HarperCollins - March 6th, 2018

Restore Me (Shatter Me #4) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062676375
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Published: HarperCollins - March 5th, 2019

Furthermore Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101994764
Availability: Not Available in Store - Possibly Out of Print
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

Furthermore Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101994771
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Published: Puffin Books - November 14th, 2017

Whichwood Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101994795
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - November 14th, 2017

Whichwood Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781101994801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - September 18th, 2018

Shatter Me Series Paperback Box Set: Books 1-4 Cover Image
$43.96
ISBN: 9780062899729
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Published: HarperCollins - April 2nd, 2019

Shatter Me Series Box Set: Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me Cover Image
$29.97
ISBN: 9780062563088
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Published: HarperCollins - August 2nd, 2016

Independent Bookstore Day 2019

What is Independent Bookstore Day?

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, kids events, readings, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 8:00pm

Spring into a new story!

Croc & Turtle Cover Image
Merci Suárez Changes Gears Cover Image
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Like a Lizard Cover Image
Young Captain Nemo Cover Image
Garden Day! (Step into Reading) Cover Image
Flora Forager ABC Cover Image

Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

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While Dolssa runs from those who would burn her at the stake as a heretic, fellow travelers must decide whether to hide her or turn her in. The author makes you believe you're in pre-Inquisition Provence and the story adn characters stay with you for days afterwards. Powerful story of taking a stand for your beliefs and the makings of friendship. - Nikki