Indies First Small Business Saturday 2019
Once Upon A Time Bookstore is pleased to announce Indies First day, on Saturday, November 30, 2019. 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 special local authors throughout the day 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 30. 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.
Early Bird Special: 9 am to 10 am get 20% off EVERYTHING in the store*
11 am to 4 pm: Montrose Shopping Park Association Spin Prize Wheel - At the corner of Honolulu & Ocean View $50 in receipts gets 1 spin, $100 or more gets 2!
All Day: 2020 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!
Late Bird Special: 8 pm to 9 pm get 20% off all adult hardcover books
10 am - Nicole Maggi author of Hidden Wonders
11 am - Michael Paul author of Chomp: A Shark Romp
1 pm - Tracy Holczer author of Everything Else in the Universe
2 pm - Andrea J. Loney author of Double Bass Blues
3 pm - Tina Kügler author of Snail and Worm All Day
6 pm - Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell author of Worn on this Day
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
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This book is a delight! It serves a great role as a perfect segue book for those kids who love reading graphic novels, but need to try reading chapter books as well! I’ve loved Kenneth Oppel’s books since I was a kid, and he continues to deliver treasures that are original and unique. Inkling follows Ethan, whose father used to be a very successful comic artist, and now Ethan struggles with his legacy, but things are shaken up when a little ink blot, an inkling, comes to life from his father’s work!! This book is at once charming and touching, and full of bits of chuckle-inducing humor and heart. Inkling is packed with illustrations too, which make it even more fun for those that love art or graphic novels! After Inkling, whenever I see an ink blot or an ink stain, I gasp and think, “IT’S AN INKLING!!”
(Middle Grade, ages 8+) - reviewed by Isabel