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Once Upon A Time Bookstore serving La Canada Flintridge

The two areas of Rancho La Canada and Flintridge were incorporated in 1976 to form the 8.5 square mile area now known as La Canada. Areas of pride include the Descanso Gardens, NASA's Jet Propulsion Labratory, and the Lanterman House. 

La Canada has some of the best public and private schools. La Canada Unified School District is one of the top performing districts in the state of California.

Nesteled 2 miles west of La Canada in the beautiful Montrose Shopping Park, Once Upon A Time is only a five minute drive along the 210 freeway or Foothill Boulevard. Montrose Shopping Park is a family friendly outdoor shopping mall that is a great place to take an evening stroll and find some wonderful mom-and-pop shops and a new delightful dining experience. 

Once Upon A Time is a proud supportor of La Canada's top preforming schools. The librarians of La Canada Unified School District regularly seek out the advice from America's Oldest Children's Bookstore on the best and newest books for their students. St. Francis High School has a close partnership with Once Upon A Time where we stock all of the required summer reading books and donate to the school's Mothers' Guild. 

In 2016, California State Senator Carol Liu (District 25), named Once Upon a Time as the California Small Business of the Year in her district, representing about 930,000 people in the 25th Senate District, which includes Burbank, Bradbury, Glendale, Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, Altadena, San Marino, Shadow Hills, Atwater Village, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Sunland-Tujunga, Monrovia, Duarte, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Glendora, and Upland. 

Directions from La Canada Flintridge to Once Upon A Time Bookstore:
Zip codes in La Canada Flintridge include 91011, 91012, 91020, and 91021.

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Staff Picks

First in a series by renowned animator Armand Baltazar, this 600 page tome is filled with over 150 full color illustrations that lend a deeper meaning to this terrific fast paced action-fantasy time mash-up with dinosaurs, robots, steam engines, pirates, WWII planes and gravity boards all coexisting along with teenager Diego and his 3 friends who fight the villians wanting to undo time. This epic novel for ages 9+ is a worthy heir to the Harry Potter series. I absolutely LOVE this book and am predicting great things for Diego's continuing story. -- Highly recommended by Maureen