Book Signing

Heart and Story with Cátia Chien for All the Beating Hearts

Open your heart to a new story!

Celebrate and cherish the connections we share with a special story time featuring All the Beating Hearts illustrated by Cátia Chien. For the event, Cátia will read her book, draw, and answer any questions before singing books. Best for ages 4+. 

Masks are required for attendance. 

Event date: 
Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 11:00am
$18.99
SKU: 9780823452163a
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SKU: 9781452177168a
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Heart and Story with Cátia Chien on Saturday, February 4th at 11 am at Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Adam Rubin Sharing Stories of Magic and Fun!

Connect with the magic of reading and writing!

Hear #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Rubin share a sneak-peak of his newest books The Human Kaboom and The Ice Cream Machine - coming in paperback with a published short story written by a local student! Adam will read a story, describe his writing process, and answer questions before signing books. Best for ages 8+. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 7:00pm
$18.99
SKU: 9780593325797a
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Each story in this innovative collection features a sweet tale about ice cream. Hardcover edition does NOT include local student's short story.

Best for ages 8+


$9.99
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The Ice Cream Machine in paperback is a pre-order and will be available on Tuesday, February 21st when it is published.

The paperback edition features a short story written by a local student! Each story in this paperback collection features a sweet tale about ice cream. 

Best for ages 8+


$18.99
SKU: 9780593462393a
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The Human Kaboom is a pre-order and will be available on Tuesday, February 21st when it is published.

Explode into six new short stories from the bestselling author of The Ice Cream Machine!

Best for ages 8+


$18.99
SKU: 9780803736801a
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This family favorite will have you laughing as you enjoy your tacos with mild salsa! 

Best for ages 3+


$18.99
SKU: 9780525428886a
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The hilarious sequel follows your favorite taco loving dragons on a new adventure!

Best for ages 3+


$38.00
SKU: 9780735230170a
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A collection that makes the perfect gift for fans of tacos and dragons!

Best for ages 3+


$18.99
SKU: 9780803739475a
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SHHHH! We have the secret to a great new story in The Secret Pizza Party for fans of Dragons Love Tacos

Best for ages 3+


$8.99
SKU: 9780147515599a
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The Spanish edition of Dragons Love Tacos means more friends and family can enjoy this fun story!

Best for ages 3+


$17.99
SKU: 9780547007038a
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Conflict and hilarity scamper side by side in this fun story!

Best for ages 4+ 


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SKU: 9780547678238a
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Can a sunny beach vacation down south stop change a grumpy old man?

Best for ages 4+


$18.99
SKU: 9780593325605a
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Discover the wish-fulfilling magic chicken - Gladys! 

Best for ages 3+


Welcome New York Times bestselling author Adam Rubin! On Wednesday, February 8th at 7 pm at Once Upon A Time Bookstore for The Ice Cream Machine, The Human Kaboom, and Dragons Love Tacos. Best for ages 8+.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Grumpy Monkey Story Time and Crafts

We love Grumpy Monkey!

Join New York Times bestselling author and illustrator team Suzanne and Max Lang for a special holiday story time for Grumpy Monkey Valentine Gross-Out. The two will read their book and host a themed craft activity for kids. Best for ages 4+. 

 Please RSVP so we know how many monkeys to plan for!

Event date: 
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 11:00am
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$10.99
SKU: 9780593486924a
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$17.99
SKU: 9780553537864a
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Grumpy Monkey Party Time! Puzzle: A 50-Piece Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle: A Puzzle for Kids By Suzanne Lang, Max Lang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suzanne Lang, Max Lang (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593235263
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Published: Clarkson Potter - June 28th, 2022

$8.99
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Valentine's Story Time & Crafts with Grumpy Monkey on Saturday, February 11th at 11 am at Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. Please RSVP. For ages 4+.

Be the Change Book Festival - hosted by Glendale Library, Arts & Culture

Celebrate diverse voices in reading at the Book Festival with author talks, local book vendors (one of them is Once Upon A Time!), food trucks, DJ, and activities for all ages.

Author Talks featuring:

Vahe Berberian
Joe Cepeda
Naz Kutub
Andrea J. Loney
Ajuan Mance
Luis J. Rodriguez
Benson Shum
And special guest: John Cho

Event date: 
Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Rafa Counts on Papá By Joe Cepeda Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316540896
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

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The Loophole By Naz Kutub Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547609178
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 21st, 2022

Curve & Flow: The Elegant Vision of L.A. Architect Paul R. Williams By Andrea J. Loney, Keith Mallett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea J. Loney, Keith Mallett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593429075
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

Living While Black: Portraits of Everyday Resistance By Ajuan Mance Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781797216867
Availability: Available to Order from Our Warehouse
Published: Chronicle Books - November 22nd, 2022

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Anzu the Great Listener (Anzu the Great Kaiju #2) By Benson Shum, Benson Shum (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Benson Shum, Benson Shum (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250776136
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 10th, 2023

Be the Change Book Festival. Celebrate Diverse Voices. On Saturday, February 25th from 10 am - 4 pm at Glendale Central Library, 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale, CA 91205. Free to attend.

Something Wild Story Time with Molly Ruttan

Expect something wild to happen!

Imagination can take you on an adventure with our Something Wild story time. Author-illustrator Molly Ruttan will read her book and do a little demo on a viola for kids before signing books. Best for ages 3+. 

Masks are required for attendance. 

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 11:00am
$18.99
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Something Wild Story Time with Molly Ruttan on Saturday, March 4th at 11 am at Once Upon A Time Bookstore. Best for ages 3+.

Writer Talk and Book Signing with Charlotte Maya for Sushi Tuesdays

Share stories of love and loss

Local author Charlotte Maya will be sharing her personal and powerful story of grief and resilience as well as writing advice for those interested in sharing their own stories. After the presentation she will be available for questions and a book signing. Join our event and grab a signed copy to pass along to someone in need. 

Masks are required for attendance. 

Event date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 1:00pm
$18.00
SKU: 9781637587270a
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Writer Talk and Book Signing with Charlotte Maya for Sushi Tuesdays. On Sunday, March 5th at 1 pm at Once Upon A Time Bookstore 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020.

Book Launch with Dan Santat for A First Time for Everything

Discovering "firsts"?

New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott Medal winner Dan Santat will be launching his brand new graphic novel memoir A First Time for Everything with Once Upon A Time Bookstore! We are delighted to be the host as Dan - with the help of special guests from the book - shares his life-changing experience with attendees. Because of high-interest we are hosting this event simultaneously in-person and virtually via Facebook Live.

Event date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 4:00pm
$14.99
SKU: 9781250851048a
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$22.99
SKU: 9781626724150a
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$18.99
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$18.99
SKU: 9780316199988a
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$12.99
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A First Time for Everything Book Launch with Dan Santat with guest appearances from the book. On Sunday, March 5th at 4 pm at Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020.

Night Frolic Story Time with Jamie Zollars

Join a magical nighttime journey!

Illustrator Jamie Zollars will read her new book, The Night Frolic. The fun will continue with a drawing activity from Jamie followed by a book signing. Best for ages 4+. 

Masks are required for attendance. 

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 11:00am
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The Night Frolic By Julie Berry, Jaime Zollars (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Berry, Jaime Zollars (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316591836
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 28th, 2023

Night Frolic Story Time with Jamie Zollars on Saturday, March 11th at 11 am at Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. Best for ages 4+.