Indies First Small Business Saturday 2023

Shop Small, Support Local, Energize Our Community!

Once Upon A Time Bookstore is pleased to announce Indies First day, on Saturday, November 25, 2023. 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 25. 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.

Shop small, give big. Support our bookstore by giving audiobooks. You pick the number of credits, your recipient picks the audiobooks! "Start Gifting" button. Along the left and right sides are holiday themed clip art images.

Deals of the Day

Early Bird Special: 10 am to 11 am get 20% off EVERYTHING in the store*

All Day: 15% off in-stock 2024 calendars

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: Free gift with every purchase of $150 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)

Night Owl Special: 6 pm to 7 pm get 20% off all in-stock adult hardcover books

Small Business Saturday 11/25 featured local authors visiting the store. In a grid below the text is the cover of The Artivist, Tessa Miyata is No Hero, They're Watching You, Latkes for Santa Claus, Challah Day, Curious League of Detectives and Thieves, Down the Hole, and Weird Crescenta Valley.

Local Authors signing & personalizing books who are celebrating at Once Upon A Time Bookstore:

11 am - noon - Nikkolas Smith for The Artivist

noon - 1 pm - Julie Abe for Tessa Miyata is No Hero

noon - 1 pm - Chelsea Ichaso for They're Watching You

1 pm - 2 pm - Charlotte Offsay for Challah Day!

1 pm - 2 pm - Janie Emaus for Latkes for Santa Claus

2 pm - 3 pm - Tom Phillips for The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves

3 pm - 4 pm - Scott Slater for Down the Hole

3 pm - 4 pm - Mike Lawler for Weird Crescenta Valley

All authors will be at a signing table outside, in front of our shop and books can be purchased ahead of time or the day of inside the store.

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

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

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Saturday, November 25, 2023 - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020
Books: 
The Artivist By Nikkolas Smith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593619650
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Kokila - September 5th, 2023

Nikkolas Smith at 11 am

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$16.99
SKU: 9780316448529a
Add name. Ex: Jane or Humphrey Family

Julie Abe at noon

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They're Watching You By Chelsea Ichaso Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781728251066
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Sourcebooks Fire - January 3rd, 2023

Chelsea Ichaso at noon

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Latkes for Santa Claus By Janie Emaus, Bryan Langdo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Janie Emaus, Bryan Langdo (Illustrator)
$16.99
NOT AVAILABLE
ISBN: 9781510759886
Published: Sky Pony - October 13th, 2020

Janie Emaus at 1 pm

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The Curious League of Detectives and Thieves 1: Egypt's Fire By Tom Phillips Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781645951063
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Pixel+Ink - July 11th, 2023

Tom Phillips at 2 pm

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Down the Hole By Scott Slater, Adam Ming (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Scott Slater, Adam Ming (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780358683346
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Clarion Books - October 31st, 2023

Scott Slater at 3 pm

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Weird Crescenta Valley: Historical and Natural Oddities By Mike Lawler Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781634994316
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: America Through Time - November 21st, 2022

Mike Lawler at 3 pm

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