Because stories inspire and books make memories

Miss Susie (left) with Author Alison McGhee.

It All Began With a Dream.

Susie Alexander is a dreamer. She's also a do-er. So, when she'd launched her fledglings out of the nest and was ready for her "Next Big Thing", she knew it was time to open the store of her dreams and get doing. Once Upon a Storybook opened its doors on October 4, 2014 and quickly became the epicenter for children's literature in Orange County, California. With a staff of trained book sellers, unparalleled resources for educators and home-schooling families, and a passion for igniting the reading fire in little hearts and minds, it was a special place. Yes, it was a store. But it was, and still is, also a community of dreamers who loving doing. To see why Once Upon a Storybook is special, check out our instagram feed

While our storefront closed in April of 2018, we continue to offer unique programs for young readers and those who love them: book clubs, story times, an online store and coming soon, our signature subscription service curated by Miss Susie and guaranteed to delight young readers of various ages!

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