Indies First at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Event date: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020


Indies First and Small Business Saturday celebration at Once Upon A Time Bookstore on November 25, 2017

Once Upon A Time Bookstore is pleased to announce Indies First day, on Saturday, November 25, 2017. 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 special local authors throughout the day (check out our list below) as well as exciting prizes and sales. 

Indies First – a collaboration among publishers, retailers, and authors– is an annual campaign to celebrate independent bookstores and the communities that support them. Hundreds of indies across the country will be hosting local authors and holding events on November 25. Other participating Indies First stores and authors may be found on

Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010, is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is a day dedicated to helping support the local businesses that help to create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods. Indies First 50% off Audiobooks November 25th only at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

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We believe in shopping small, choosing indie, and on November 25th, invite you to do the same. Support your local bookstore through the purchase of audiobooks - over 50 titles all 50% off.

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"Bookstores are not just for selling books, they are community spaces, we need them more than we give credit to. Let's connect with our community, our neighbors, booksellers are heros and on the 25th of November let that be known."

—Jason Reynolds, Indies First Spokesperson

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Free chocolate goodie with every purchase of $35 or more!

Local Authors signing books and celebrating at Once Upon A Time Bookstore:

Remember: Autographed books make great gifts for everyone on your list!

10 am: Ann Whitford Paul

Noon: Jennifer Berry

2 pm: Gwen C. Katz

3 pm: Mike Lawler

4 pm: Leslie Margolis

Indies First To Do List for Small Business Saturday at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

If Animals Said I Love You Cover Image
By Ann Whitford Paul, David Walker (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374306021
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 17th, 2017

The Prayer Box Cover Image
ISBN: 9781457555749
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dog Ear Publishing - May 8th, 2017

Among the Red Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062642745
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTeen - October 3rd, 2017

Crescenta Valley History: Hidden in Plain Sight Cover Image
ISBN: 9781634990318
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: America Through Time - October 2nd, 2017

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We Are Party People Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374303884
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 3rd, 2017

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Staff Picks

A beautifully illustrated non-fiction book that is perfect for those kids who always ask "why?". A perfect book for teachers but also sweet enough to read every night as a bedtime story. The more often you read it, the better you will be at reading large numbers! Has a wonderfully accessible back matter page. - Jessica