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This Week at Changing Hands | July 20 - 28

This Week at Changing Hands
Joy Harjo
7/23 | Award-winning Native American author and musician Joy Harjo shares her memoir Crazy Brave
 
Suzanne Young Ilchi Lee Lawrence Krauss
7/20 | Plan D Cookbook author Dee McCaffrey shares new book
 
7/21 | Ilchi Lee presents his bestselling The Call of Sedona
 
7/24 | Meet Mannie Jackson, Globetrotter player-turned-owner
Off the Cuff Tony Volpentest Karla Kay
7/25 | Family-friendly event: comedy improv show with Off the Cuff
 
7/26 | Meet Paralympic Gold Medalist Tony Volpentest
 
7/27 | Karla Kay with Grief: The Universal Emotion of Loss
 
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Changing Hands presents
Boxcar to BoardroomsMANNIE JACKSON
BOXCAR TO BOARDROOMS
7PM TUESDAY, JULY 24

Mannie Jackson, former player-turned-owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, visits with his memoir Boxcar to Boardrooms: My Memories and Travels (paperback, $22.95), the story of his remarkable journey from rags to riches.

Born and raised in a railway boxcar in the era before even the desegregation of schools, Jackson overcame his humble beginnings to become one of the first African-Americans to earn a Big-Ten University education, attend the newly integrated University of Illnois and captain their championship basketball team, become a senior executive with a large tech company, own outright a major sports and entertainment organization, and serve on six Fortune 500 boards of directors. More »

PRE-ORDER TODAY! Buy now or order at 480.730.0205 to get your copy of Boxcar to Boardrooms.

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!
coming soon
Changing Hands presents
JENNY LAWSON
A.K.A. "THE BLOGGESS"
LET'S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED
Jenny Lawson7PM SAT, AUG. 11

Internet star and Twitter phenomenon Jenny Lawson, aka "The Bloggess," visits with her #1 New York Times bestselling debut Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (hardcover, $25.95). More »

Let's Pretend This Never Happened PRE-ORDER TODAY! Buy now or order at 480.730.0205 to secure your book(s), ticket(s), and place in the signing line.

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 presents
MEGHAN MCCAIN
AMERICA, YOU SEXY BITCH
Meghan McCain7PM MON, AUG. 13

Writer and blogger Meghan McCain, daughter of Arizona senator John McCain, presents her new book America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom (hardcover, $26). More »

America, You Sexy Bitch PRE-ORDER TODAY! Buy now or order at 480.730.0205 to secure your book(s), ticket(s), and place in the signing line.

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!
sneak peek
Jessica Wagenfuehr Joseph Bortniak Medea Benjamin
7PM MON JULY 30
JESSICA WAGENFUEHR
7PM TUE JULY 31
JOSEPH BORTNIAK
7PM WED AUG 1
MEDEA BENJAMIN
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
FRIDAY, JULY 20
6-8:30pm | SIDEWALK | VOTER REGISTRATION | Organizing for America (OFA) registers voters outside Changing Hands. Voter registration deadlines and more info: azsos.gov.
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.

MONDAY, JULY 23
7pm | JOY HARJO | CRAZY BRAVE | Award-winning Muskogee Creek poet and musician Joy Harjo shares her memoir Crazy Brave. More »

TUESDAY, JULY 24
7pm | MANNIE JACKSON | BOXCAR TO BOARDROOMS | Mannie Jackson, former player-turned-owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, visits with his memoir Boxcar to Boardrooms: My Memories and Travels. More »


WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
6-8pm | SIDEWALK | VOTER REGISTRATION | Organizing for America (OFA) registers voters outside Changing Hands. Voter registration deadlines and more info: azsos.gov.
7pm | FAMILY EVENT | OFF THE CUFF COMEDY IMPROV SHOW |
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 »

THURSDAY, JULY 26
10:15-11am | FAMILY EVENT | PRESCHOOL STORYTIME | interactive storytime for preschoolers, every Thursday morning except where otherwise noted.
6pm | WRITERS ROUNDTABLE |
Share, discuss, and critique two to four pages of writing once a month with a group of peers. RVSP (required) and more info: shariannegaylee@gmail.com.
7pm | TONY VOLPENTEST | FASTEST MAN IN THE WORLD |
Four-time Paralympic Gold Medalist Tony Volpentest presents his book Fastest Man in the World: The Tony Volpentest Story. More »

FRIDAY, JULY 27
6-8:30pm | SIDEWALK | VOTER REGISTRATION | Organizing for America (OFA) registers voters outside Changing Hands. Voter registration deadlines and more info: azsos.gov.
7pm | KARLA KAY | GRIEF: THE UNIVERSAL EMOTION OF LOSS |
Professional Grief Coach and Advisor Karla Kay, founder of Safe Harbor Support, presents Grief: The Universal Emotion of Loss. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 28
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.

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staff picks
The Night CircusThe Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern

Paperback, $15 » or ebook, $9.99 »

The Night Circus is the wondrous tale of the duels between Marco and Celia, two young illusionists selected as children to be pawns in their teacher's machinations for supremacy. The fantastical stage for their showdown is the Night Circus: a place where the pair have complete control to imagine and create magical traveling circus acts. But their contest doesn't come without a price — a winner can only be declared when just one of them is left standing. Erin Morgenstern seamlessly weaves Marco and Celia's alternating points of view without losing the narrative or the reader's connection to the characters. Her descriptions of the different tents created by Marco and Celia have a lyrical, poetic beauty that perfectly encompass the atmospheric and almost tragically Greek feeling of the novel. This is a must read for fans of Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Kate Morton.  —Danielle

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gifts
Divining StonesDIVINING STONES
Use these divining stones to help you prepare you for what is coming into your life in the near future. The purple velvet pouch comes with 16 large gemstones (amethyst, aventurine, carnelian, chalcedony, hematite, honey opal, red jasper, rose quartz, bloodstone, fossil agate, magnesite, fluorite, sodalite, snowflake obsidian, tigereye, and unakite), illustrated cards to identify the stones, and directions for their use. The set also includes instructions for how to ask questions and receive answers from the stones, as well as the benefits each individual stone provides when held or kept nearby. $16.95 each, stones are unique to each set and vary in size and color.

Monster BowlingMONSTER BOWLING
Don't usually get that "warm and fuzzy" feeling when bowling? Well, that's about to change! This amazingly creative monster bowling game for kids adds color, texture and a whole lot of eyes to a familiar game. Each set from Melissa and Doug Toys includes six furry, textured pins and one beastly ball in a plastic zippered carrying case for easy storage when playtime is over. $24.95 each, recommended for ages 2+.
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new releases
The Violinist's Thumb Earth Unaware The Sandcastle Girls Land of Stories
The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean | $25.99 hardcover, $12.99 ebook | From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes more incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA. In The Disappearing Spoon,he unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table. Now he explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA. Buy now: print » or ebook »

Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card with Aaron Johnston | $24.99 hardcover, $11.99 ebook | All systems are go in this Ender prequel series launch. Like the best rendered cataclysms, it begins tranquilly. The weathered old mining ship El Cavador is on a relatively routine mission far from our solar system when someone aboard spots a fast-moving object heading to earth. Earth Unaware opens the door to the prehistory of the Ender's Game series and the beginning of the first Formic War. Buy now: print » or ebook »

The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian | $25.95 hardcover, $12.99 ebook | #1 New York Times bestselling novelist Chris Bohjailan, author of The Double Bind, The Night Strangers, Midwives, and Skeletons at the Feast, returns with his fifteenth book. This spellbinding tale travels between Aleppo, Syria, in 1915 and Bronxville, New York, in 2012—a sweeping historical love story steeped in the author's Armenian heritage, making it his most personal novel to date. Buy now: print » or ebook »

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer | $17.99 hardcover, $9.99 ebook | Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. Chris Colfer is a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as "Kurt Hummel" on Glee. He was recently honored as a member of the "2011 TIME 100", Time Magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. 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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