CA – Warrior Genius Launch Party

Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of the hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, appears at Once Upon a Time Bookstore on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM to present and sign his new novel WARRIOR GENIUS, the second installment of his Geniuses series!

The event will consist of a short presentation by Michael with a Q&A followed by a book signing. Michael DiMartino fans are welcome to bring their copies of his books from home. However, you can only get this live and in-person experience from Once Upon A Time and so priority will be given to those who purchase a book from our store. 

About the book: In Warrior Genius, author Michael Dante DiMartino delivers rich settings, memorable characters, and edge-of-your-seat action, just as he did in his hit animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans will be thrilled with this new adventure!

It has been years since Geniuses–creatures that channel their owners’ creative energy–were banished from Zizzola. But a new generation of artists and their bird-Geniuses has been training in secret. Led by Giacomo, a young orphan with promising talent, they set out to track down the Sacred Tools that could hold the power to overthrow the ruthless emperor, Nerezza.

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Once Upon a Time Bookstore
Montrose Shopping Park
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
818-248-9668

CA – Mighty Jack and the Goblin King Signing

Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl, Little Robot) appears in conversation with NYTimes bestselling author Cory Doctorow (Little Brother, In Real Life) at Once Upon a Time Bookstore on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM! Hatke will discuss his writing and drawing style, do some sketching, and tell us how his memorable characters are conceived.

About the Book: The garden behind Jack’s house has gone wild with creatures set loose by the magic beans Jack and his kid sister Maddy planted. One particularly mean creature has kidnapped Maddy and carried her off. Now Jack and his neighbor Lilly must follow her to a world between worlds beyond the vines and stalks, where giants grind the bones of human children to feed their beast in the castle up above, and a fearsome goblin king rules down below. It’ll take more than Lilly’s bag of concoctions and tricks, and more than one hero, to rescue Maddy, reunite Jack’s family, and bring them all safely home again.

About the Authors: 

Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters

Cory Doctorow is a co-editor of Boing Boing and a columnist for the Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and Locus. His award-winning novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller. Born and raised in Canada, he lives in Los Angeles.

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Once Upon a Time Bookstore
Montrose Shopping Park
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
818-248-9668

CA – Crooked Kingdom/Rebel Genius Signing

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Meet both NY Times Bestselling author Leigh Bardugo and Michael Dante DiMartino, the co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, as he introduces his prose debut: REBEL GENIUS, at the Glendale Recreation Center on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Event is free – Your purchase from Once Upon a Time Books of either Leigh Bardugo’s CROOKED KINGDOM and/or Michael DiMartino’s REBEL GENIUS will give you PRIORITY SEATING AND SIGNING LINE TICKET ENTRANCE. The sooner you pre-purchase, the better your signing/seating line will be!!! We can take phone orders (818-248-9668), in-store and website orders.

VERY IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFO: When paying online, you must enter ALL credit card information, and choose PICK UP AT STORE – DO NOT choose “pay at store”. The PICK UP AT STORE option will let you get your book and priority ticket at the Will Call table after 6pm the night of the event. No priority tickets will be issued if you choose PAY AT STORE via this website and your book will not be paid or reserved. Email Maureen@onceupona.com for any questions.

Glendale Adult Recreation Center
201 E Colorado Street, Glendale, CA 91205

CA – Comics Squad: Lunch Signing

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Creators Jennifer Holm (Sunny Side Up, Babymouse) and Cecil Castellucci (The Plain Janes, Star Wars: Moving Target) sign at Once Upon a Time Bookstore on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM!

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Once Upon a Time Bookstore
Montrose Shopping Park
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
818-248-9668

CA – All-Ages Comics Signing

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Comic creators Jennifer Holm (Sunny Side Up), Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins) and Judd Winick (Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth) sign at Once Upon a Time Bookstore on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:00pm!

Once Upon a Time Bookstore
Montrose Shopping Park
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
818-248-9668

CA – Graphic Novel Greats Signing

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Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and James Burks at Once Upon A Time Bookstore on Thursday March 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

Graphic novels are a hit with students, astute teachers and savvy librarians, as they know the best of these novels tell engaging stories which captivate kids — and keep them reading! We are very very lucky to have these 3 talented artists come talk shop, draw, doodle, get creative and inspire budding artists! Afterwards, they will sign books. This is a free event & will be very popular. In order to get a priority ticket for the signing line, at least one book must be bought from Once Upon A Time.

Once Upon A Time Bookstore
Montrose Shopping Park
2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
818-248-9668