Adult Pre-orders

Pre-order books from Once Upon A Time!

Pre-order select titles from your family bookstore (either online or in-person) and you can receive exclusive goodies (while supplies last)! Pre-orders must be prepaid to reserve swag, goodies, signed copies, etc. You can pre-order any forthcoming title from us not shown on this list. Below is the current list of offerings. We update this list frequently, and generally if you see a title here the promotion is still available. For swag that our bookstore will be distributing, we will contact you if you place an order for which the exclusive editions or gifts are out of stock. Questions can be directed to

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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316509848
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

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Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062802255
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - April 14th, 2020

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338635171
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - May 19th, 2020

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The Queer Eye Guide: How to Love Yourself the Fab Five Way Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593094594
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - May 26th, 2020

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The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609455910
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Europa Editions - June 9th, 2020

Boredom Busters for Kids!

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Staff Picks

This book perfectly captures cousins, especially in mixed-race families. Reading it I was immediately brought back to the early days of interacting with my cousins and noticing the differences between their family and mine. Also reminiscent of the Caldecott Honor, When the Relatives Came. Truly a book I wish I could have had when I was growing up.  - Jessica