20th Anniversary Celebration

The Palacios Family 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, April 1st 10 am - 6 pm at Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020

Who is the Palacios Family?

The Palacios Family (Maureen, Jorge, Jessica, and Amelia) are the proud owners of Once Upon A Time Bookstore. They bought the store from the founder Jane Humphrey in 2003 after Jessica - then 9 years old - wrote a letter to the local newspaper asking for someone to save the bookstore. 

Why are we celebrating?

Because everyone loves a bookstore party! There will be special story times, book signings, giveaways, and sales all day long. 

What's happening at Once Upon A Time?

11:00 am: Story Time for Party Hearty Kitty-Corn

2:00 pm: author-illustrator Betty C. Tang signing Parachute Kids plus a drawing demo!

All Day: Dog Man Day

All Day: Treats, goodies, and prizes!

All Day: Time with our bookstore kitty, Pippi (based on her napping schedule)

Party Hearty Kitty-Corn

Party with friends Kitty, Unicorn, and Puppy in the newest installment featuring our favorite kitty-corn picture book series from New York Times bestselling creators Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham!

Deluxe gift with purchase - while supplies last!

Deluxe Gift with Purchase Includes: 1) Exclusive Kitty-Corn headband, 2) Limited edition tote bag, 3) Unicorn and Kitty cookie cutters, 4) Meow-gical Fun-fetti cookie recipe. Showing the cover of Party-Hearty Kitty-Corn, a canvas tote bag with Kitty reading, a unicorn headband, and a unicorn and kitty cookie cutter.

Parachute Kids Book Launch

A dream trip to America turns into a nightmare in this brand new graphic novel inspired by the author's real life experience growing up as a parachute kid. A great read for kids ages 9+ who are fans of Allergic, The Tryout, or Sisters

Parachute Kids Book Launch with Betty C. Tang on Saturday, April 1st at 2 pm. Best for ages 9+. Part of our 20th anniversary celebration.


Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 9:45am to 6:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
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Party Hearty Kitty-Corn By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419750953
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2023

Special party story time at 11 am!

SKU: 9781338832686a
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Book launch with Betty C. Tang

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Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #11): From the Creator of Captain Underpants By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338801910
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Graphix - March 28th, 2023

Special gift with purchase while supplies last

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