*Special Event*

Indies First Small Business Saturday 2022

Shop Small, Support Local, Energize Our Community!

Once Upon A Time Bookstore is pleased to announce Indies First day, on Saturday, November 26, 2022. Independent businesses throughout Montrose Shopping Park are coming together to celebrate their local bonds as part of the annual Small Business Saturday activities. We are excited to host some local authors throughout the day in-front of our shop as well as exciting prizes and sales

Event date: 
Saturday, November 26, 2022 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
There's a Spider In My Bed By Devon Nunnally, Biaina Alexanian Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781639885077
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
This book cannot be returned
Published: Atmosphere Press - October 25th, 2022

Devon Nunnally & Bianina Alexanian at 10 am

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$16.99
SKU: 9780316542647a
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Adam Borba at Noon

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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: The Graphic Novel By E.T.A. Hoffmann, Natalie Andrewson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436817
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: First Second - September 8th, 2020

 Natalie Andrewson illustrator at Noon

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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
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

Andrea J. Loney at 2 pm

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Latkes for Santa Claus By Janie Emaus, Bryan Langdo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Janie Emaus, Bryan Langdo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781510759886
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Sky Pony - October 13th, 2020

Janie Emaus at 2 pm

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To Make By Danielle Davis, Mags DeRoma (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Danielle Davis, Mags DeRoma (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063084063
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 31st, 2022

Danielle Davis at 3 pm

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$17.99
SKU: 9781547609178a
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Naz Kutub at 3 pm

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Small Business Saturday on November 26th from 10 am - 7 pm. On the right is the Indies First logo - a blue box with white stencil lettering "Indies First" with "10 years" in green below. To the bottom left of the text is a green arrow shape with text that reads "Visit your indie bookstore, first"

Super Sunday Sale 2022

Find a gift for everyone!

The queen deserves her own day and you will get the chance to meet author Caroline L. Perry as she signs her new book The Corgi and the Queen at high noon. 

Event date: 
Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
The Corgi and the Queen By Caroline L. Perry, Lydia Corry (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Caroline L. Perry, Lydia Corry (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250832382
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Godwin Books - November 22nd, 2022

Super Sunday Sale November 27th from 11 am - 5 pm. 20% off select titles in a white starburst. On the right side is the cover of The Corgi and the Queen and a headshot of Caroline L. Perry. In the top right corner of the headshot is a white starburst that reads "Caroline L. Perry at Noon!"

Cider Monday 2022

Take a bite out of Cyber Monday!

In-store deals

  • Free hot cider and cookies in store, while supplies last
  • Complimentary gift wrap

Online only deals

  • Free gift with online purchase

Shop Indie and support local in-person and online

Event date: 
Monday, November 28, 2022 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Cider Monday Special. November 28th from 10 am to 6 pm at Once Upon A Time Bookstore 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020. Below the text is a clipart style image of two people sitting facing each other. One with tea mug in hand and one with an apple. In the bottom right corner is the Cider Monday logo - a green apple with the text Cider Monday inside.

Bookish Discussion with Tess Gunty and Ed Humes - presented by Southern California News Group

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You are invited to a one-hour event featuring conversations with authors, thinkers and performers. 
Discover new book releases, meet interesting people and learn about a variety of topics with host Sandra Tsing Loh, writer, actress and radio personality.

Event date: 
Friday, December 16, 2022 - 5:00pm
The Rabbit Hutch: A novel By Tess Gunty Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593534663
Availability: Backordered - Subject to availability
Published: Knopf - August 2nd, 2022

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The Forever Witness: How DNA and Genealogy Solved a Cold Case Double Murder By Edward Humes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524746278
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dutton - November 29th, 2022