Welcome to the award-winning Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Welcome to Once Upon A Time Bookstore -- established 1966

We are thrilled to be celebrating our 53rd year in the community and have FABULOUS events planned.  We pride ourselves on our recommendations, events, and activities that have built community and kept families coming back to us for generations.  Shop, browse, and follow us on Facebook (@onceuponatimebookstore), Instagram (@onceuponatimebkstore), Twitter (@onceuponatimebk), as we have exciting upcoming events at your favorite family bookstore. THANK YOU for shopping local and for helping us to remain the Oldest Children's Bookstore in the Nation!

Happy Reading!


Our Children's Bestsellers This Week

Do You Like My Bike?: An Acorn Book (Hello, Hedgehog! #1) Cover Image
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Sorcery of Thorns Cover Image
Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic Cover Image
Lift the Flap: Fairy Tales (Can You Find Me?) Cover Image
If Animals Said I Love You Cover Image
Moonlight on the Magic Flute (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission #13) Cover Image

Our Adult Bestsellers This Week

The Drifter (A Peter Ash Novel) Cover Image
Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
Death in the English Countryside (Murder on Location #1) Cover Image
The Winemaker's Wife Cover Image
The Ashes of London (James Marwood & Cat Lovett, Book 1) Cover Image
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel Cover Image

Start School with a Love of Books!

Lola Goes to School (Lola Reads) Cover Image
Wemberly Worried Cover Image
Mermaid School Cover Image
Spy School Cover Image
The Mr. Wolf's Class (Mr. Wolf's Class #1) Cover Image
We Don't Eat Our Classmates Cover Image

How Audiobooks Grew the Reader in Me

I was 7-years old and I did not want to read.  I knew that I was able to but I felt that something was missing.  I come from a tradition of voices: pirate growls, southern drawls, prim ladies, and bold animals.  My mother was a drama major in college and used her talent to engage and enchant my sister and me every night as she read or made up stories for us.  Every word had energy and intention; the sleepy house made me long for naptime and the adventurous cowboy had me jumping all over my room. But I was never able to get the stories to come to life in the same way when reading by myself. 

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Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

Bright colorful pictures bursting with a diverse and glorious cast of young students, parents, & teachers framed by the repeated uplifting message of "All Are Welcome Here", this should be a mandatory 1st day of school book. - Maureen