Once Upon A Time Bookstore serving Burbank

Dr. David Burbank purchased more than 9,000 aceres from the two Spanish and Mexican-era land grants known as Rancho San Rafael established 1784 and Rancho Provendecia established 1821. Now known as the "Media Captiol of the World" due to the prominence of the all the media and entertainment companies. The area caters to the many families who work for the motion picture, digital cinema, and television studios. 

Located a short 6 miles northeast of Burbank over the Verdugo Mountains in Montrose Shopping Park, Once Upon A Time is only a 15 minute drive east on the 134 and north on the 2 freeways. Montrose Shopping Park and its many mom-and-pop shops are a frequent filming location and the outdoor shopping mall is a great place to relax.

Once Upon A Time is a proud supporter of the individuals, families, and organizations that make up Burbank's industries. Animators that have recently published children's books have frequently held launch events at our store to celebrate the expansion of thier careers. Our upcoming events or current stock of autographed books may have a few industry names included. 

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 Burbank to Once Upon A Time Bookstore:
Zip codes in Burbank include 91501, 91502, 91503, 91504, 91505, 91506, 91507, 91508, 91510, 91521, 91522, 91523, and 91526.

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Staff Picks

I had such a BLAST with this book. This book is an oral history of a hugely-popular fictional rock band from the 70s--which, by the end of the book, you can hardly believe isn't a real band!! This book is so darn comfortable to sink into, and it’s so weirdly entertaining to watch this band have all of its meltdowns and successes, all its failures and triumphs. You get to know each of these characters and their quirks so well that by the time Daisy Jones and the Six are performing onstage, you feel like you're right there in the audience as a fan. You get to be part of all the moments that make a rock band go down in history… What a blast!!

Truly, the only problem I have with this book is that there isn't a Daisy Jones and the Six album to listen to along with it.....

(Adult Fiction) - reviewed by Isabel