Once Upon A Time Bookstore is pleased to announce Indies First day, on Saturday, November 27, 2021. 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 local authors throughout the day in-front of our shop 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 27. Other participating Indies First stores and authors may be found on IndieBound.org.
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.
Deals of the Day
Early Bird Special: 10 am to 11 am get 20% off EVERYTHING in the store*
11 am - 3 pm: Montrose Shopping Park Prize Wheel - At the corner of Honolulu & Ocean View $50 Montrose purchase = 1 spin, $100+ Montrose purchase = 2 spins
All Day: In-stock 2022 Calendars, planners, and page-a-day are 15% off
All Day: Spin the OUAT wheel of prizes with a purchase!
All Day: Free chocolate goodie with every purchase of $50 or more!
All Day: Complimentary gift wrap
All Day: Pets with the one and only Pippi Longstocking, our bookstore kitty! (as available while she's meandering around the store)
Late Bird Special: 6 pm to 7 pm get 20% off all in-stock adult hardcover books
Local Authors signing books and celebrating at Once Upon A Time Bookstore:
11 am - 11:45 am- Cátia Chien, illustrator of The Longest Letsgoboy +ADDED FEATURE+ Bring a picture of your pet and Catia will draw it into the book!
Noon - 12:45 pm - PJ Gardner, author of Horace and Bunwinkle middle grade series
1 pm - 1:45 pm - Shaina Rudolph & Mary Vukadinovich, co-authors of picture book Brilliant Bea
3 pm - 3:45 pm - Mike Lawler, author of numerous local history books, including the just released Crescenta Valley's Dirty Laundry: Gossip, Crime and Tragedy
All authors will be at a signing table outside, in front of our shop and everyone will be masked.
Remember: Autographed books make great gifts for everyone on your list!
*Sales not valid on special orders or gift cards. No holds. Cannot be combined with other discounts
+ADDED FEATURE+ Bring a picture of your pet and Catia will draw it into the book!
Book #1 in an adorable animal series
Book #2 out now!
Imagine your middle school life with a real horn – like a unicorn – growing on your head, and then wish for popularity too! Middleton’s humor, realism and situations all ring true in this heartfelt, novel of finding one’s authentic self. No glitter required! — Reviewed by Maureen
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