Local Author or Illustrator

Pizza Face Pizza Party with Rex Ogle!

Pizza, graphic novels, and middle school!

Award winning author Rex Ogle will be chatting with graphic novel fans over slices of pizza about all things books, writing, and middle school. Best for ages 8+. 

RSVP required. Space is limited. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 3:30pm
$12.99
SKU: 9781338574999a
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SKU: 9781338574968a
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Pizza Face Pizza Party! With author Rex Ogle. Wednesday, July 10th at 3:30 pm. RSVP required. Space is limited. Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. Best for ages 8+.

The Rainbow of the Chakras with E. Katherine Kottaras and Vanitha Swaminathan

Learn the practice of yoga!

Take a deep breath and explore the centering practice of yoga with authors E. Katherine Kottaras and Vanitha Swaminathan as they present A Rainbow Inside My Body. The two presenters will read their story and practice some mindfulness exercises with the audience. Best for ages 4+. 

Masks are recommended for our events. If you can't make it to the event, you can order signed books in advance below.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 2:00pm
$18.99
SKU: 9780593465691a
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The Rainbow of the Chakras with E. Katherine Kottaras and Vanitha Swaminathan. Saturday, July 20th at 2 pm. Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. Breathe & explore together! Best for ages 4+.

A Very Woodsy Murder Book Launch with Ellen Byron in conversation with Naomi Hirahara

Meet award-winning LA mystery writers!

Join author Ellen Byron as she launches A Very Woodsy Murder, the first book in her new Golden Motel Mystery series. Ellen will be in conversation with fellow mystery writer Naomi Hirahara to discuss writing, Los Angeles, and more! Perfect for adult mystery fans!

Masks are recommended for our events. If you can't make it to the event, you can order signed books in advance below.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 7:00pm
$27.00
SKU: 9781496745354a
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Clark and Division (A Japantown Mystery #1) By Naomi Hirahara Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641293693
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Soho Crime - June 28th, 2022

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Evergreen (A Japantown Mystery #2) By Naomi Hirahara Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781641295970
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Published: Soho Crime - July 2nd, 2024

Golden Motel Mystery Series Launch with Ellen Byron in conversation with Naomi Hirahara. Tuesday, July 23rd at 7 pm. Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. Perfect for adult mystery fans!

Benson Shum sharing Mooncakes Mean Family

Family and food together!

Local author-illustrator Benson Shum will be sharing his newest book Mooncakes Mean Family with a story and drawing. Best for ages 4+. 

Masks are recommended for our events. 

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Event date: 
Saturday, July 27, 2024 - 11:00am
$10.99
SKU: 9780593658840a
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Celebrate tasty treats with family in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival. This early reader combines cute characters with simple text, bright illustrations, and sweet humor to help educate and celebrate.

Released 7/16/24


$5.99
SKU: 9780593658833a
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The paperback version of Mooncakes Mean Family makes for an accessible gift to give during classroom or neighborhood celebrations for the Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival.

Released 7/16/24


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SKU: 9780593222942a
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Celebrate Chinese New Year with this sweet story of friendship and family! This early reader combines charming characters with simple text, lively illustrations, and laugh-out-loud humor to help educate and celebrate.

Released 12/29/20


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SKU: 9780593222935a
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The paperback version of Alex's Good Fortune makes an accessible gift to give during classroom or neighborhood celebrations for Chinese New Year.

Released 12/29/20


$18.00
SKU: T000917
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$18.99
SKU: 9781250776129a
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$18.99
SKU: 9781250776136a
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$19.99
SKU: 9780063248182a
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$18.99
SKU: 9780593521274a
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$18.99
SKU: 9780593617069a
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SKU: 9780593658871a
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Let early readers marvel at the power and majesty of lion dancers in this new this story designed to engage with relatable characters, simple text, fun illustrations, and light humor.

Released 12/31/24


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SKU: 9780593658864a
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The paperback version of We Are Lion Dancers makes for an accessible gift to give during classroom or neighborhood celebrations for the Lunar New Year.

Released 12/31/24


Mooncaks Mean Family Story and drawing with Benson Shum. Saturday, July 27th at 11 am. Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. Best for ages 4+.