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Once Upon A Time Bookstore

2207 Honolulu Ave.

Montrose Shopping Park

Montrose, CA 91020

 

Phone: (818) 248-9668

PRE-COVID HOURS - please call or check at top of website for current hours

Sunday & Monday: 10 am - 5 pm

Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm

Email the owner, Maureen: maureen@onceupona.com

 

Directions to America's Oldest Children's Bookstore:

We are on the 90 and 91 Metro bus lines and on the 3 Glendale Beeline

Located where the 2 and the 210 freeways meet, get directions below on the map.

Parking in Montrose Shopping Park:

There is a large FREE parking lot off Florencita Dr. as well as metered parking along Honolulu Ave. and Montrose Ave. We are always happy to give change for the meters!

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Staff Picks

Isla Morley's The Last Blue takes place mainly in 1937 and a bit in the 1970s and is about Havens, a struggling photographer and his reporter sent by Roosevelt to document America’s working class. They are sent to Appalachia and encounter elusive-for-a-reason siblings who are Blue people. The photographer is instantly smitten, falls (literally) head over heels for Jubilee and tries to keep quiet about these folks in the hollers who are “different”. This historical fiction novel indicates clearly the depths of hatred some “right-colored” people have for people who are “different” (poverty, upbringing, skin color) from themselves but is finally, a luminous love story, with Havens learning to let go as Jubilee learns to stand up for herself. When I slow down my reading as I enter the last chapters of a book, I just want to stay within this book’s “walls” and not escape to the real world. - reviewed by Maureen