Jessica Palacios was an eight-year-old when she wrote a letter in The Glendale News-Press, asking to help save in Montrose.
Once Upon a Time is the oldest children's bookstore in the U.S. and is now owned by the Palacios family at 2207 Honolulu Ave.
Today, Jessica has the chance to teach kids why reading matters and share her favorite tales.
"I want them to see that it's fun, that it's not something that is tedious, that you have to do," Jessica told ABC7. "There's joy and imagination."
Once Upon a Time is located at 2207 Honolulu Ave. You can contact the store by calling (818) 248-9668 or visiting the website at www.onceupona.com.