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Live at Changing Hands! November 2012
YA Writing Conference
1/26 | Offsite | YA Writing Conference: Ten authors host a series of workshops and share tips on writing for tween and teen readers
Lisa McMann Timothy Zahn Chris Crowley
1/8 | Lisa McMann launches Crash, first in her new teen series
1/13 | Meet Hugo award-winning Star Wars author Timothy Zahn
1/14 | Chris Crowley and Jen Sacheck share Thinner This Year
Betty Webb Stella Pope Duarte Nick Bruel
1/16 | Betty Webb with the next installment of her Gunn Zoo series
1/17 | Stella Pope Duarte visits with her writing memoir
1/23 | RESCHEDULED | Nick Bruel shares Bad Kitty: School Daze
Cita Stelzer YAllapalooza 2013 Anne Byrn
1/24 | Journalist Cita Stelzer presents Dinner with Churchill
1/26 | YAllapalooza 2013: 14 teen and tween authors in one day!
1/30 | "The Cake Mix Doctor" Anne Byrn with gluten-free cookbook
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CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE PRESENTS
Lisa McMannLISA McMANN
CRASH
7PM TUESDAY, JANUARY 8

Lisa McMann, the bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, visits to launch Crash (hardcover, $16.99), the first book in her new supernatural teen series. More »

GET A FREE GOURMET HOT DOG!

Short Leash Hot Dogs Be one of the first 100 people to pre-order Crash from Changing Hands and you get a coupon entitling you to one FREE gourmet hot dog (a $6 value!) from The Short Leash Hot Dog Truck, which will be on-site during Lisa's event from 6-9pm. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available!

PRE-ORDER TODAY! Buy now or order at 480.730.0205 to secure your book(s), ticket(s), seat(s), and place(s) in the signing line.
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ScoundrelsTIMOTHY ZAHN
SCOUNDRELS
NOON SUNDAY, JANUARY 13

Timothy ZahnHugo-award winner Timothy Zahn, best known for his New York Times bestselling Star Wars novels, visits with Scoundrels, his new novel set in the Star Wars universe. Members of the 501st Legion: Dune Sea Garrison also attend in full Stormtrooper uniform! More »

MEET THE 501ST LEGION: DUNE SEA GARRISON
Dune Sea Garrison The Dune Sea Garrison is the Arizona chapter of the international Star Wars costuming club known as the 501st Legion. With over 3,000 members worldwide, the 501st, while not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., is Lucasfilm's preferred Imperial costuming group.

PRE-ORDER TODAY! Buy now or order at 480.730.0205 to secure your book(s), ticket(s), seat(s), and place(s) in the signing line.
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CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE PRESENTS
YAllapalooza 2013 YAllapalooza 2012
4PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

Teens and tweens, join us for YAllapalooza 2013, a literary extravaganza featuring pizza, book signings, a chance to mix and mingle with your favorite YA authors, and more!

Attending authors: Tom Leveen (Zero), Cecil Castellucci (The Year of the Beasts), Amy Fellner Dominy (Audition & Subtraction), Shannon Messenger (Keeper of the Lost Cities), Suzanne Lazear (Innocent Darkness), Janni Lee Simner (Faerie Winter), Kevin Emerson (The Lost Code), Erin Jade Lange (Butter), Lisa McMann (Crash and The Island of Silence), Suzanne Young (A Want So Wicked), James A. Owen (The Dragons of Winter), C.J. Hill a.k.a. Janette Rallison (Erasing Time and My Unfair Godmother), Laura Ellen (Blind Spot), and Lisa Schroeder (Falling for You). More »
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CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE PRESENTS
YAllapalooza 2013 YA Writing Conference
8:30AM-3PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

Authors of young adult fiction, including several New York Times bestsellers, share strategies, tips, and tricks for writing engaging work for tween and teen readers. You can choose three of four informative sessions to fill your three-session schedule, including Unforgettable Characters, Heroes vs. Villains, Writing Realistic Dialogue, and Essentials of SciFi/Fantasy.

Presenting authors: Suzanne Young, Shannon Messenger, Tom Leveen, Erin Jade Lange, Cecil Castellucci, Suzanne Lazear, Amy Fellner Dominy, Laura Ellen, C. J. Hill (a.k.a. Janette Rallison), and James A. Owen. More »
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 1 | HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Holiday store hours: Noon to 9pm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3
7pm | FAMILY EVENT | OFF THE CUFF | Join non-profit comedy troupe Off the Cuff for an interactive, high-energy, family-friendly show created from audience suggestions. If you enjoy improv comedy in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you'll love Off the Cuff! More »

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
7pm | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY | DAVID CHORLTON | THE DEVIL'S SONATA | Phoenix poet David Chorlton shares his seventh book of poetry, The Devil's Sonata, which is inspired by day-to-day observations and the desert climate of the Southwest. Open reading follows. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5
10am | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME | SPOT | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Eric Hill's Spot!
2pm | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | PRIVATEER'S APPRENTICE | Club Read members meet to Privateer's Apprentice by Susan Verrico (who attents via Skype) and eat free pizza from Clockwork Pizza. More »
5:30-8:30pm | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | Tarot reader James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Register and pre-pay: 480.730.0205. Info: 602.840.2222.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6
2pm | DISCUSSION | GOOD GRIEF: HOW TO TALK YOUR CHILD ABOUT DEATH | Children's book author Sheri Cooper Sinykin (Zayde Comes to Live and Giving Up the Ghost) shares a presentation for adults on how to discuss death with children. More »
3-5:45pm | SPANISH CONVERSATION | Beginner, 3-4:15pm. Intermediate, 4:30-5:45pm. More info: martha@languagesynergy.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8
7pm | TEEN EVENT | LISA MCMANN | CRASH | Lisa McMann, bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, visits with Crash, the first book of her new supernatural teen series. More »

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

6:30pm | SHARAN NEWMAN | DEATH BEFORE COMPLINE | Award-winning historical fiction author Sharan Newman visits with Death Before Compline and hosts "The Lady as the Lord in the Crusader States," the next talk in the popular "Fearless Females: The Audacious and Feisty Women of the Middle Ages" series from the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10
7pm | J. E. LAUFER | LAST NIGHT I HAD A LAUGHMARE | Children's educator J. E. Laufer presents two picture books to parents, educators, and healthcare providers. More »

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11
7pm | TALK | MARIE MANUCHEHRI | SPIRIT GUIDES | Energy intuitive and Reiki master Marie Manuchehri, author of Intuitive Self-Healing (paperback, $16.95), hosts a discussion on spirit guides. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12
1-5pm | WORKSHOP | MARIE MANUCHEHRI | MANIFEST YOUR DREAMS IN 2013 | Energy intuitive Marie Manuchehri hosts a four-hour workshop to help you manifest what you want in life and seek the help of your spirit guides. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzie Coggins. "Your Angels are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration and pre-payment: 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13
Noon | TIMOTHY ZAHN | STAR WARS: SCOUNDRELS | Hugo-award winning author Timothy Zahn, best known for his New York Times bestselling Star Wars novels, visits with Scoundrels, his new novel set in the Star Wars universe. Members of the 501st Legion: Dune Sea Garrison also attend in full Stormtrooper uniform! More »

MONDAY, JANUARY 14
7pm | CHRIS CROWLEY AND JEN SACHECK | THINNER THIS YEAR | Chris Crowley, the author (and patient) of the bestselling Younger Next Year, visits with nutritionist and exercise physiologist Jennifer Sacheck to present Thinner This Year: A Younger Next Year Book. More »
7-8:30pm | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your original poems once a month with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
7pm | TALK | HILDE HOOGENBOOM AND MARK CRUSE | CATHERINE THE GREAT AND THE THEATER OF POWER | Hilde Hoogenboom and Mark Cruse, ASU assistant professors of Russian and French and co-translators of The Memoirs of Catherine the Great, host the next talk in the popular "Fearless Females: The Audacious and Fiesty Women of the Middle Ages" series from the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. More »

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
7pm | BETTY WEBB | THE LLAMA OF DEATH | Prize-winning mystery author Betty Webb presents The Llama of Death, the third novel in her Gunn Zoo series. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
7pm | STELLA POPE DUARTE | WRITING THROUGH REVELATIONS, VISIONS, AND DREAMS | American Book Award-winner Stella Pope Duarte presents her memoir Writing Through Revelations, Visions, and Dreams: The Memoirs of a Writer's Soul. More »

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
7pm | MARK STATMAN | BLACK TULIPS: THE SELECTED POEMS OF JOSÉ MARIA HINOJOSA | National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipent Mark Statman visits with his translation of Black Tulips: The Selected Poems of José Maria Hinojosa. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
10am | FAMILY EVENT | PHOENIX ZOO ANIMAL TAILS | The New Year is a time to celebrate! Today we read No Two Alike by Keith Baker and celebrate the differences and similarities of animals.
2-4pm | WRITING WORKSHOP | STELLA POPE DUARTE | WRITING THROUGH REVELATIONS, VISIONS, AND DREAMS | American Book Award-winner author Stella Pope Duarte shows how symbols, codes, and "blurred images" can reveal a writer's internal world as an abundant source of "secret inklings." More »
5:30-8:30pm | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | Tarot reader James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Register and pre-pay: 480.730.0205. Info: 602.840.2222.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20
10:30am-Noon | SOCRATES CAFÉ | A philosophical discussion group based on Socrates Café by Christopher Phillips. More info: wyshep@gmail.com.
3-5:45pm | SPANISH CONVERSATION | Beginner, 3-4:15pm. Intermediate, 4:30-5:45pm. More info: martha@languagesynergy.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21
11am-2pm | TABLE SIGNING | RICHARD TOLIVER | AN UNCAGED EAGLE | Valley resident and Tuskegee Airman Richard Toliver signs copies of An Uncaged Eagle, his inspirational memoir of victory and diversity on the path to freedom.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22
7pm | TALK | MEDITATION FOR EVERYONE | Maryanne Kreme-Ames, a meditation practice leader at the Tergar Meditation Center in Phoenix, hosts a universal introduction to the pratice of meditation. More »

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23
7pm | CANCELLED & RESCHEDULED | FAMILY EVENT | NICK BRUEL | BAD KITTY: SCHOOL DAZE | Nick Bruel visits to share Bad Kitty: School Daze, the next installment of his phenomenal New York Times bestselling Bad Kitty series. This event has been rescheduled for Monday, February 4 at 8pm. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
6pm | WRITERS ROUNDTABLE | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers once a month. RSVP (required) and more info: shariannegaylee@gmail.com.
7pm | CITA STELZER | DINNER WITH CHURCHILL | Journalist and research associate Cita Stelzer presents Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table. More »

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
5-7pm | MEET & GREET SIGNING | JAYNE J. JONES AND ALICIA M. LONG | CAPITOL HELL | Former political staffers Jayne Jones and Alicia Long sign copies of Capitol Hill, a debut novel that offers a humorous glimpse inside the Beltway. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
8:30am-3pm | YA WRITING CONFERENCE | Authors of young adult fiction, including several New York Times bestsellers, share strategies, tips, and tricks for writing engaging work for tween and teen readers. More »
4pm | TWEEN & TEEN EVENT | YALLAPALOOZA 2013 | Changing Hands Bookstore presents YAllapalooza 2013, a literary extravaganza for tween and teen readers featuring pizza, book signings, a chance to mix and mingle with your favorite YA authors, and more! More »
5:30-8:30pm | TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzie Coggins. "Your Angels are Waiting." Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration and pre-payment: 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27
1-2pm | SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS | Basic sign language class taught by Cindy Ashcraft, a teacher of hearing impaired children. Classes are held every second and fourth Sunday and cover basic vocabulary and conversation. Open for children, teens, and adults. More info: Cindy at cindydavid4@gmail.com.
3pm | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH LYNNE AVRIL | Happy birthday, Amelia Bedelia! To celebrate Amelia's 50th year, join us for a storytime party with Lynne Avril, illustrator of the new Amelia Bedelia collection and more than 60 other children's books. More »

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29
7pm | CHANTING WORKSHOP | TAPPING INTO THE POWER AND EXPRESSION OF OUR TRUE VOICES | Gently massage body, mind, and spirit with the healing power of sound. To move to a more open and relaxed space, participants explore specific seed syllables and multi-ethnic chants. More »

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30
7pm | ANNE BYRN | UNBELIEVABLY GLUTEN-FREE! | Frequent Good Morning America contributor Anne Byrn, better known to millions as "The Cake Mix Doctor," presents Unbelievably Gluten-Free!: Dinner Dishes You Never Thought You'd Be Able to Eat Again. More »

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Kobo is Here!
KoboJust in time for the holidays, Changing Hands now sells Kobo eReaders! We also sell a full line of Kobo accessories and, most importantly, eBooks from Kobo's catalog of 3 nearly million titles.

Click here to learn more, or get the FREE app and register using this link to support Changing Hands with your Kobo eBook purchases.
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CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE PRESENTS
Cory DoctorowCORY DOCTOROW
HOMELAND
2PM SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Bestselling techno-geek icon Cory Doctorow, Homelandcoeditor of Boing Boing and three-time Locus Award winner, presents Homeland (hardcover, $17.99), the sequel to Hugo Award-nominee Little Brother. More »

PRE-ORDER TODAY! Buy now or order at 480.730.0205 to secure your book(s), ticket(s), seat(s), and place(s) in the signing line.
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CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE, PHOENIX PUBLIC LIBRARY, AND WORKMAN PRESENT
Indie Author Publishing ConferenceBURTON BARR CENTRAL LIBRARY
1221 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004


Cost for the day includes box lunch from Carly's Bistro
$125 early registration (through Jan. 21) | $135 registration (Jan. 22 - Feb. 9)

REGISTER NOW @ BIT.LY/INDIEAUTHOR »

The publishing world is transforming. Whether you choose the DIY model or follow the traditional route to bring your book to market, the INDIE AUTHOR PUBLISHING CONFERENCE offers you a place to get started, get inspired, and learn what you need to get published! One lucky person will even win an introduction to a literary agent during our PITCHAPALOOZA! More »
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staff picks
Stay AwakeStay Awake: Stories
by Dan Chaon

$15 paperback | Buy now »

"In his newest story collection, Stay Awake, Dan Chaon isn't interested in beginnings or endings. Instead, he stays focused on that ambiguous and terrifying middle. Most of the stories focus on people struggling to maintain their mental well-being, and consciously failing, in the face of descending insanity. From the opening story, "The Bees," whose climax is still haunting me, all the way through to the end of the collection, these tales seem designed to make us feel uncomfortable and anxious. Chaon is remarkably successful in this. This is not a comfortable read by any means, but stories whose (lack of) resolution will stay with you a long time after reading them. Some say the short story is dead. Well, Chaon is proving them wrong with this collection, showing just how much power you can pack into a concise and succinct story, ripping the world from underneath the reader. " —Danny

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new releases
The World Until Yesterday Kind of Kin To Sell Is Human Ali's Pretty Little LiesTo Sell Is Human
The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond | $36 hardcover | Pulitzer-prize winner Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel) draws extensively from his decades of field work in the Pacific islands, as well as evidence from Inuit, Amazonian Indians, Kalahari San people, and others. Diamond finds that their solutions to universal human problems have much to teach the contemporary world. Buy now »

Kind of Kin by Rilla Askew | $25.99 hardcover | Dustin's grandpa has been raising Dustin, but is arrested for hiding migrant workers. After Dustin is bullied, he goes on the run, aided by an illegal the police didn't find. In a gripping and compelling narrative, a law exiles workers, turns friends into informers, and tears apart families. Buy now »

To Sell Is Human by Daniel H. Pink | $26.95 hardcover | As he did in Drive and A Whole New Mind, Daniel H. Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it's no longer "Always Be Closing"), explains why extraverts don't make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an "off-ramp" for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds. Buy now »

Pretty Little Liars: Ali's Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard | $17.99 hardcover | Rule number one of being an effective stalker: get to know your prey, the trouble they get into, the messes they make, and the secrets they keep. Hanna's desperate for a very personal session with her gym trainer. Emily is number one on Santa's naughty list. Aria's old flame from Iceland is about to land her in hot water. And Spencer's resorting to some backhanded tactics to get what she wants. Buy now »

Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders | $26 hardcover | One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellow George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. Buy now »
book clubs
We host a variety of book clubs for readers of all interests. See our in-store display at the front of the store or click here for more information.
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Red StarWe've reduced select hardcover and paperback books to just $2 and moved them into special Red Star $2 Sale cases in the community room at the back of the store. Have a look next time you're in!

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