"Because stories inspire and books make memories."

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.

The only thing better than enjoying a great book... sharing the experience with others.

We've created book clubs for kids to expand their reading repertoire, learn how to analyze the content of their literature, and connect with new friends.

Fall Story Time With Miss Susie the Story Lady

  • Itty Bitty Storytime (ages birth-2 years)

    Two times to choose from:
    Wednesdays from10-10:50 am or 11-11:50 am

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6) Wednesdays 12-12:50 pm

    Storytime Fee: $40 per child for the 8- week session, starting Wednesday, Sept 5.

    Bonus: Receive $5 off your purchase of any books in our online store

For more information, visit the Once Upon a Storybook.