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This Week at Changing Hands | June 30 - July 7

This Week at Changing Hands
Tsoknyi Rinpoche Storytime M. Shawn Crahan
7/2 | Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Tsoknyi Rinpoche II
 
7/5 | Preschool storytime, every Thursday morning
 
7/5 | Slipknot's M. Shawn Crahan signs new art book
 
Friday Poetry Storytime Club Read
7/6 | First Friday Poetry: Open Reading; local poets share work
 
7/7 | Bring your camera for stories and pictures with Ladybug Girl!
 
7/7 | Club Read discusses Colin Meloy's Wildwood
 
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Independents Week
CELEBRATE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF
INDEPENDENTS WEEK, JULY 1 – JULY 7
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Join us in celebrating local independent businesses — the vital backbone of our Valley economy.


Golden TicketClick here to print this golden coupon and bring it into Changing Hands Bookstore (or any participating business) during Independents Week, July 1 through July 7, 2012, and we'll take 20% off your entire purchase*. Sounds pretty awesome, right? More info »

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Changing Hands presents
TSOKNYI RINPOCHE
OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND
Tsoknyi Rinpoche 7PM MONDAY, JULY 2

Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Tsoknyi Rinpoche III, elder brother of New York Times bestseller Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presents his new book Open Heart, Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love (hardcover, $24). More »

Open Heart, Open Mind PRE-ORDER TODAY! Buy now or order at 480.730.0205 to secure your copy of Open Heart, Open Mind.

CAN'T MAKE IT? If you'd like a signed book from any of our author events, please call us at 480.730.0205 to pre-pay and we'll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you or shipped almost anywhere!

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Signing Event  •  Changing Hands and 98KUPD present
M. Shawn CrahanM. SHAWN CRAHAN
THE APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY

7PM THURSDAY, JULY 5

Changing Hands and 98KUPD present M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown, founder of the Grammy Award-winning hard rock band Slipknot, who visits to sign his new art book The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey. Says legendary Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, "This book is everything art should be." More »

Apocalyptic Nightmare JourneyPRE-ORDER TODAY! Buy now or order at 480.730.0205 to secure your place in the signing line.

EVENT TICKETS (free with book purchase from Changing Hands) will be called by assigned letter group to form the signing line. Please arrive early for optimal line placement. Crahan will personalize books on request, and will sign memorabilia as time allows with book purchase from Changing Hands.

CAN'T MAKE IT? If you'd like a signed book from any of our author events, please call us at 480.730.0205 to pre-pay and we'll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you or shipped almost anywhere!
Summer Reading Program
NOW THROUGH AUGUST 31
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
KIDS CAN WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE!
Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!
"Carpe Librum! Seize the book!" That's our motto this summer at Changing Hands Bookstore.

In that spirit, we're proud to announce a brand-new summer reading program for young readers going into grades K-8!

HOW TO GET STARTED: Come in to Changing Hands to pick up a summer reading bookmark for your grade level. You'll use it to track which books you've read — three from our recommended list for your grade level and three of your own chosing — and then turn it back into us before August 31 for your reward. More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
2pm | END OF SUMMER PARTY | You can also bring in your filled out bookmark to our End of Summer Party on August 11 to collect your coupon. There, we'll also announce four lucky GRAND PRIZE winners, one per grade group, who get a $50 gift card. More »

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SATURDAY, JUNE 30
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.
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. Registration and pre-payment: 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.

SUNDAY, JULY 1
3-5:45pm | SPANISH CONVERSATION | Beginner, 3-4:15pm. Intermediate, 4:30-5:45pm. More info: martha@languagesynergy.com.

MONDAY, JULY 2
7pm | TSOKNYI RINPOCHE | OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND | Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Tsoknyi Rinpoche III, elder brother of New York Times bestseller Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, presents his new book Open Heart, Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love. More »
7-8:30pm | CLUB ITALIANO |
Advanced study of Italian language and culture. More info: carlastro@fastq.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 | HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
Store hours: 10am – 4pm.

THURSDAY, JULY 5
10:15-11am | FAMILY EVENT | PRESCHOOL STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers, every Thursday morning except where otherwise noted.
7pm | SIGNING EVENT | M. SHAWN CRAHAN | THE APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY | Changing Hands and 98KUPD present M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown, founder of the Grammy Award-winning hard rock band Slipknot, who visits to sign his new art book, The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey. More »

FRIDAY, JULY 6
7pm | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY | Open reading; local poets share one or two original poems from their collections. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 7
10am | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME WITH LADYBUG GIRL | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories by David Soman and pictures with Ladybug Girl! More »
2pm | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | WILDWOOD | Club Read members discuss Colin Meloy's Wildwood 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. Registration and pre-payment: 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.

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staff picks
People Who Eat DarknessPeople Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo— and the Evil That Swallowed Her
by Richard Lloyd Parry

Paperback, $16 » | Ebook, $9.99 »

I never thought I could learn so much from a True Crime book! In People Who Eat Darkness, Richard Lloyd Parry tells the story of Lucie Blackman, a young British woman who disappeared while working in one of Tokyo's hostess clubs, and the frantic search to find her. Parry also tells us the story of the man responsible for her disappearance, and also illuminates many aspects of Japanese culture that had a hand in this crime. Very entertaining, interesting and well written! —Sarah B.

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Calendar2012-2013 AUGUST-TO-AUGUST CALENDAR
Need a calendar for school? Especially handy for anyone in academics, these August to August 2012-2013 Appointment Calendar Organizers are packed with great features! These have bonus sections for addresses, financial planner, year at a glance, day by day, week by week, monthly calendar, notes, special occasions and more! Available in a variety of hot colors and — even though there's room inside for tons of record keeping — these calendars are small enough to fit in a purse or backpack, which makes them a great academic calendar for both teachers and students. If you're looking for teacher appreciation or last minute gift ideas these August to August 2012-2013 calendars are just the thing! $16.95 each.

Star Wars lunchboxDARTH VADER TIN LUNCHBOX
This embossed Star Wars™ Darth Vader Tin Tote lunchbox features bright graphics and a fun unique shape. Collapsible plastic handle and metal latch closure. Dimensions: 7½" x 3¼" x 8". $11 each, as shown.
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Little America Monkey Mind Into the Darkest Corner This Is Not a Test
Little America: The War Within The War for Afghanistan by Rajiv Chandrasekaran | $27.95 hardcover, $13.99 ebook | From the award-winning author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a riveting, intimate account of America's troubled war in Afghanistan. Buy now: print » or ebook »

Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety by Daniel Smith | $25 hardcover | Smith articulates what it is like to live with anxiety, defanging the disease with humor, traveling through its demonic layers, and evocatively expressing its self-destructive absurdities and painful internal coherence. With honesty and wit, he exposes anxiety as a pudgy, weak-willed wizard behind a curtain of dread and tames what has always seemed to him, and to the tens of millions of others who suffer from anxiety, a terrible affliction. Buy now: print »

Into the Darkest Corner: A Novel by Elizabeth Haynes | $25.99 hardcover, $12.99 ebook | Utterly convincing in its portrayal of obsession, Into the Darkest Corner is an ingeniously structured and plotted tour de force of suspense that marks the arrival of a major new talent. Buy now: print » or ebook »

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers | $9.99 paperback, $9.99 ebook | When six teens become trapped inside their high school during the zombie apocalypse, they quickly discover the line between the living and the dead isn't as clear as they think in this chilling story of survival from the author of Cracked Up to Be and Fall for Anything. Buy now: print » or ebook »
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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