Once Upon a Thyme Bookshop is an independent bookstore located in Beavercreek, Ohio. Thyme specializes in cookbooks, vintage and unique kitchenware and gifts, as well as culinary classes and events. The purpose of this blog is to encourage the reading of cookbooks and patronizing independent bookstores and small businesses. The shop is a community gathering place with tables, a relaxing atmosphere that lends well for study and reading. Free wifi is available to guests and coffee and tea are available daily. We have a great kids kitchen that encourages play, a chalkboard wall to show off creativity, and plenty of reading material for all ages.

Be sure to check back in! 

Featured Blog Posts

 

 

 

 

A list of the cookbooks making their way to the shelves this month!

 

 Cookbooks of September

By: Kristina Heaton

 

 

A review of the upcoming book The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World by Tom Roston

 

 The Most Spectacular Restaurant in the World

By: Kristina Heaton

 

This is not for the feint of heart. 

 

Walking Contradictions

By: Kristina Heaton

 

 

What’s your favorite international cuisine? Bonus points if you don’t say Italian!

 

International Dreams

By: Kristina Heaton

 

 

This is an ongoing goal in my life. To be more present. I don’t want to continually look back on what I should have done.

 

Being Present

By: Kristina Heaton

 

 

So many really great things happened last year. What started out as a dream this time last year blossomed into a beautiful store. 

 

Goals

By: Kristina Heaton

 

If you Google “diets”, you will get roughly 967,000,000 hits. That’s quite a few! 

Healthy Choices

By: Kristina Heaton

 

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. For me, it’s not a celebration of the Pilgrims having a dinner with the Native Americans (don’t get me started on that topic).

Giving Thanks

By: Kristina Heaton

 

First things first. Chrissy Teigen’s new cookbook, Cravings Hungry for More, came in today. It’s already my new favorite cookbook.

Back on Track

By: Kristina Heaton

 

 

 

 

These little “failures” happen a lot. I sit down and promise myself that I’ll do better and when I flub up, even if it’s just a little, I throw my hands up and say “nevermind!” 

 

Starting Over

By: Kristina Heaton

 

 

 

I’m all about transparency and I always try to be my most authentic self. I’m a hot mess on a good day, but I try.

The Hopeful Cook

Part 2

By: Kristina Heaton

This past week another birthday came and went, and with every birthday comes a bit of introspection. It does for me, at least. I think about the past year; what happened, what lessons did I learn, how did I grow as a person? 

The Hopeful Cook

By: Kristina Heaton

As soon as school is back in session, my mind inevitably shifts to autumn and planning all of the activities that I want to get in in those precious few weeks of perfect weather. 

Fall Favorites

By: Kristina Heaton

We live in a world that is being overtaken with technology. Take a minute to read 10 reasons that make a paper cookbook better than a recipe you’ll find on the internet.

Top 10 Reasons a Cookbook is Better than the Internet

By: Kristina Heaton

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