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This Week at Changing Hands | July 12 - 21

This Week at Changing Hands
Suzanne Young Jennifer Speigel Club Read
7/12 | Suzanne Young with new teen novel: A Want So Wicked
 
7/13 | Jennifer Spiegel visits with her short story collection
 
7/16 | Award-winning romance author Susan Elizabeth Phillips
 
Lawrence Krauss issues in Your Tissues Preschool Storytime
7/17 | Meet candidates for Congress Schapira, Sinema, and Cherny 7/18 | Memoir writing workshop with Stella Pope Duarte
 
7/19 | Interactive storytime for preschoolers
 
Suzanne Young Baby ASL Jennifer Speigel
7/20 | Plan D Cookbook author Dee McCaffrey shares new book
 
7/21 | Join Phoenix Zoo Animal Tails for a wild storytime!
 
7/21 | Ilchi Lee presents his bestselling The Call of Sedona
 
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coming soon
Changing Hands presents
SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS
Susan ElizabethTHE GREAT ESCAPE
7PM MONDAY, JULY 16

Bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips, the only four-time winner of the Romance Writers of America's Favorite Book of the Year Award, visits with The Great Escape, the continuation of the story she began in Call Me Irresistible. More »

The Great Escape PRE-ORDER TODAY! Buy now or order at 480.730.0205 to get your copy of The Great Escape or any other of Susan Elizabeth Phillip's titles.

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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Changing Hands Bookstore and the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission present
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE FORUM:
ARIZONA'S NINTH DISTRICT

7PM TUESDAY, JULY 17

Changing Hands hosts a forum with Arizona State Senate Minority Leader DAVID SCHAPIRA, former Arizona State Senator and Representative KYRSTEN SINEMA, and former Arizona Democratic Party Chair ANDREI CHERNY. Moderated by JOHN D'ANNA, editor of The Mesa Republic Community Edition. More »
David Schapira Kyrsten Sinema Andrei Cherny
DAVID SCHAPIRA KYRSTEN SINEMA ANDREI CHERNY
IRC.orgCreated as a result of the 2010 federal census, Arizona's 9th District's first candidates run in this year's House elections and will be seated for the 113th Congress in 2013. District 9 is comprised of Tempe, Ahwatukee, West Mesa, South Scottsdale, and parts of Phoenix and Chandler. More info: azredistricting.org.
sneak peek
Joy Harjo Tony Volpentest Karla Kay
7PM MON JULY 23
JOY HARJO
7PM THU JULY 26
TONY VOLPENTEST
7PM FRI JULY 27
KARLA KAY
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 »

coming soon
THURSDAY, JULY 12
10:15-11am | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Storytime for preschoolers, told in Spanish and English, every second Thursday.
7pm | TEEN EVENT | SUZANNE YOUNG | A WANT SO WICKED | Suzanne Young visits with her new paranormal teen novel A Want So Wicked, the sequel to A Need So Beautiful. More »

FRIDAY, JULY 13
CANCELED - 10:15-11:30am | BABY SIGN LANGUAGE | Language specialist Rachel Berman Blythe hosts a four-week workshop to help adults communicate with their young children with American Sign Language.
7pm | JENNIFER SPIEGEL | THE FREAK CHRONICLES | English professor Jennifer Spiegel presents her short story collection The Freak Chronicles. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 14
10am | FAMILY EVENT | PUPPET STORYTIME | Enjoy stories and crafts with educator and storyteller Alana. We'll read Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, make pretend tacos, and talk about eating right.
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, JULY 15
10:30am-Noon | SOCRATES CAFÉ | A philosophical discussion group based on the book Socrates Café by Christopher Phillips. More info: dish@cox.net.
3-5:45pm | SPANISH CONVERSATION | Beginner, 3-4:15pm. Intermediate, 4:30-5:45pm. More info: martha@languagesynergy.com.

MONDAY, JULY 16
7pm | SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS | THE GREAT ESCAPE | Bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips, the only four-time winner of the Romance Writers of America's Favorite Book of the Year Award, visits with The Great Escape, the continuation of the story she began in Call Me Irresistible. More »
7-8:30pm | CLUB ITALIANO | Advanced study of Italian language and culture. More info: carlastro@fastq.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 17
7pm | CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE FORUM | ARIZONA'S NINTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT | Changing Hands hosts a forum, moderated by John D'Anna, with Democratic primary candidates David Schapira, Kyrsten Sinema, and Andrei Cherny. More »

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
6:30-8:30pm | WRITERS WORKSHOP | STELLA POPE DUARTE | REAL STORIES: THE FABRIC OF CREATIVE WORK | In this memoir workshop, American Book Award-winner Stella Pope Duarte offers techniques for sifting through the good and bad times to figure out what really happened. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 19
10:15-11am | FAMILY EVENT | PRESCHOOL STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers, every Thursday morning except where otherwise noted.

FRIDAY, JULY 20
7pm | DEE MCCAFFREY | THE SCIENCE OF SKINNY | Organic chemist and nutritionist Dee McCaffrey shares her new book The Science of Skinny: Start Understanding Your Body's Chemistry—And Stop Dieting Forever. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 21
10am | FAMILY EVENT | PHOENIX ZOO ANIMAL TAILS | Some animals live their entire life in just one day! As we read Just a Second by Steve Jenkins we'll learn about what time means to the lives of animals.
4pm | ILCHI LEE | THE CALL OF SEDONA | Ilchi Lee, founder of the Sedona Mago Retreat, Dahn Yoga, and Brain Education, visits with his New York Times bestselling The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart. 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
White HorseWhite Horse by Alex Adams
Hardcover, $19.99 » or ebook, $9.99 »

Yes, White Horse is another "end-of-the-world" book. But in this one, both individual men and civilization survive, after a fashion. Adams combines the terror of biological warfare from books like The Stand with the horror of novels such as The Road. Her protagonist Zoe gives us the just right amount of strength and vulnerability; she doesn't have any special training or an incredible background — she's a regular person just trying to get by and find love. But on that journey, she also finds the worst and the best of the world. Through her, you can see the cracks in the minds of others and her own iron will — the reason she is able to survive where many have not. This is a hopeful book; Zoe will show you that maybe, just maybe, humanity might make it after all.  —Stephanie

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gifts
Quilted backpackQUILTED BACKPACK
Go to preschool, daycare, summer camp, or sleepovers in style with these plush quilted backpacks! Each is fully lined, and comes with a magnetic snap closure and coordinating zipper pull, and is constructed of 100% cotton. They're easy to clean too; just throw it in the wash with the rest of your clothes. Crafty parents can also monogram them! Dimensions: approx. 9½" x 12". $23.95 each.

e-reader sleeveE-READER SLEEVES
These thick neoprene sleeves from Art Bird are perfect for protecting your e-reader! Each is lined with red and black plaid cotton flannel -- very satisfying to squeeze, and helps protect from accidental drops and hard knocks. Fits many Nooks, Nook Colors, Kindles, Kindle Fires, Kindle WiFis, Sony Readers, etc. Please check the dimensions of your reader for best fit. Dimensions: 5¾" x 8¾". $24.95 each, more styles and designs available in-store.
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new releases
Insignia Shadow of Night Tiny Beautiful Things Crime and Guilt
Insignia by S. J. Kincaid | $17.99 hardcover, $9.99 ebook | Tom, a 14-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet. Buy now: print » or ebook »

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness | $28.95 hardcover, $14.99 ebook | Deborah Harkness's debut novel A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the All Souls Trilogy, was a phenomenonal #1 international bestseller. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, reluctant witch, and geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont. Now, picking up the cliffhanger ending of the prequel, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends. Buy now: print » or ebook »

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed | $14.95 paperback | Sugar, the once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus — now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wild — is the person thousands turn to for advice. Tiny Beautiful Things brings the best of Dear Sugar in one place and includes never-before-published columns and a new introduction by Steve Almond. Buy now: print »

Crime and Guilt: Stories by Ferdinand von Schirach | $13.95 paperback | From Ferdinand von Schirach, one of Germany's most prominent defense attorneys, comes a jolting debut collection of short stories that brings to light the motivations stirring within the criminal mind. By turns witty and sorrowful, brutal and heartbreaking, the deeply affecting cases presented in Crime and Guilt urge a closer examination of guilt and innocence. Buy now: print »
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.
coming soon
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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