Celebrate Pippi's 9th Birthday!

Celebrate Pippi's 9th Birthday! Saturday, July 13th at 5:30 pm. Story time, cake, and more! Once Upon A Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020.

Show your love to our bookstore cat!

Celebrate another year with our cat Pippi!


10% off all cat related items (Pippi is not for sale, sorry) 

Pippi photo contest - use #BookstorePippi and #HappyBirthdayPippi then tag Once Upon A Time to be entered into a contest for special cat books. Find us on Facebook (@onceuponatimebookstore), Instagram (@onceuponatimebkstore), Twitter (@onceuponatimebk), and TikTok (@onceuponatimebookstore)

Crafts and coloring pages available all day

Make sure to check out Pippi's favorite books here!

Two Story Times!

At 11 am:

A special story time will be devoted to all things feline. 

At 5:30 pm:

Pippi will have a special TunaCake, humans will have cupcakes, and we will sing Happy Birthday!

Afterwards, we will read all writing contest entries, time permitting. 


What does Pippi do at night in the bookstore?

Be sure to bring your essay (can be words, drawing or combination; put your first name, age and phone on each entry- please write legibly)

Winning entry will receive a gift card! Bring entries to event OR submit to Jessica@onceupona.com

A portion of the day's sales will be donated to the Pasadena Humane Society, where we found our perfect bookstore cat, Pippi Longstocking. Please feel free to donate to them at any time here

Pippi Longstocking Birthday Cake

Saturday, July 13, 2024 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
Staff Pick Badge
Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories about Jenny Linsky (Jenny's Cat Club) By Esther Averill, Esther Averill (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Esther Averill, Esther Averill (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781590170472
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: NYR Children's Collection - November 30th, 2003

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