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Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Open Now: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wonderful, Warm,Welcoming Indie Bookstore!

I love when I find a wonderful magical Indie bookstore, and Once Upon A Time Bookstore did not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A treasure... mom and pop bookshop

I get my kids summer reading here every year and the books for their fall reading lists. It is a... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Glendale, California
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2 weeks ago
“Wonderful, Warm,Welcoming Indie Bookstore!”
8 Aug 2017
“A treasure... mom and pop bookshop”
The oldest children's bookstore in the nation, established in 1966, this neighborhood touchstone engages the reading community with the best selected titles, hand-picked greeting cards, exquisite gift items for all ages and a warm and knowledge...more
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2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose Shopping Park, Montrose, CA 91020-1616
+1 818-248-9668
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love when I find a wonderful magical Indie bookstore, and Once Upon A Time Bookstore did not disappoint. I visited Once Upon a Time several times during my Thanksgiving holiday visit to Montrose. Owner Maureen and staff are friendly and helpful. They have a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alice
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I get my kids summer reading here every year and the books for their fall reading lists. It is a pleasure to peruse the shelves and be in a small family bookstore ...a treasure.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank llbalog
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I buy lots of books here for my grandkids and myself. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. They are always up for recommendations and for a little chat. If they don't have it, they will order it for you!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Lynmac52
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I just love this place. Great book store and so much more. The owner is so nice and I always find something to buy in here. Great gifts for the holidays too.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank SassyinLA
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I collect children's books - so I hit any kid's book store I can find. I'm always looking for new recommendations. The owner of Once Upon A Time is truly delightful and loves children's literature. I was very impressed at the LA Festival of Books...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank jennifer s
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Great place to find a book. Very helpful staff. They have wonderful author events here. For such a small store, they are amazing.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank karynb627
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I was impressed with the way the place was laid out. It made it fun to browse and take your time thumbing through their books. It is easy to find and parking is abundant on Honolulu Ave.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank David_DeMulle
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