Independent Bookstore Day 2018

Event date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020

What is Independent Bookstore Day?

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. But in addition to authors, kids events, readings, and other fun stuff, there are exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on that day. Not before. Not after. Not online.

Independent Bookstore Day Join the Party! Saturday, April 28, 2018

Why are we celebrating independent bookstores?

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism.  They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.

What's happening at Once Upon A Time?

All Day: Exclusive Independent Bookstore Day Items for sale (while supplies last)

All Day: Treats, goodies, and prizes!

All Day: Free select audiobooks from our partners at

All Day: Time with our bookstore kitty, Pippi 

All Day: $5 off if you bring in your Independent Bookstore Day Tote or any Once Upon A Time reusable bag on a purchase of $15 or more

All Day: 10% off books about books and bookstores

11 am: Special Storytime

More events being added soon!

Thank you for supporting Once Upon A Time! We'd like ot offer you free audiobooks on Saturday, April 28th - Independent Bookstore Day. The list of select audiobooks through our partner include the new Indie Next Pick, Tangerine by Christine Mangan, New York Times bestseller Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, and others which can be found here. Be sure to create your account now so you will be ready to get your free audiobooks on April 28th and then come in and celebrate at the store with us!

Free Audiobooks on Saturday, April 28th, Independent Bookstore Day from

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Words in Deep Blue Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101937648
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017

Paris by the Book: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101986271
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton - April 3rd, 2018

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501116858
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - January 9th, 2018

Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451473134
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - April 5th, 2016

The Book Jumper Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250144232
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - January 2nd, 2018

Hooray for Books! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544748026
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2017

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Staff Picks

Clear your schedule because this is one book that you need to finish in one day. Starr has a strong voice that pulls you in to really experience her life, loss, love, family, and friendship. A powerfuly written story that is both a meaningful and timely read. - Jessica