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This Week at Changing Hands | July 26 - August 4

This Week at Changing Hands
Karla Kay Jessica Wagenfuehr Joesph Bortniak
7/27 | Karla Kay with Grief: The Universal Emotion of Loss
 
7/30 | Teen | Jessica Wagenfuehr: Guardian Angels: Black Suns
 
7/31 | Meet Natural Animal Psychic Joseph Bortniak
Medea Benjamin Deborah Schneider First Friday Poetry
8/1 | Peace activist Medea Benjamin presents new book
 
8/2 | Meet award-winning chef Deborah Schneider
 
8/3 | First Friday Poetry with featured readers and open reading
 
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just announced
Changing Hands presents
MO WILLEMS
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE Mo WillemsDINOSAURS
6PM WED, SEPT. 12

Three-time Caldecott Honor-winning picturebook author and illustrator Mo Willems presents Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs (hardcover, $17.99). More »

"Mo Willems is to our era what Margaret Wise Brown was a half century ago... Like Brown, Willems has his finger on the pulse of what interests children most. His books are simple, not simplistic; they are clever, witty, various, and surprising."
Boston Globe

Goldilocks and hte Three DinosaursPRE-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
Jess WalterJESS WALTER
BEAUTIFUL RUINS
7PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

National Book Award finalist and Edgar Award-winning author Jess Walter visits with his New York Times bestselling novel Beautiful Ruins. More »

Indie Next ListIt's the Arizona Republic's August "Republic Recommends" selection, which means it's 25% OFF all month!

Beautiful Ruins
PRE-ORDER TODAY! Buy now or order at 480.730.0205 to secure your copy of Beautiful Ruins (hardcover, $19.49).

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 & THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC PRESENT
A SPECIAL LIVE INTERVIEW, Q & A, AND BOOKSIGNING

Damien EcholsDAMIEN ECHOLS
LIFE AFTER DEATH
7PM MON, SEP. 24

Former death row inmate Damien Echols discusses his memoir, Life After Death (hardcover, $26.95), with the Arizona Republic's Richard Ruelas.

In 1993, eighteen-year-old Echols was sentenced to death and convicted for the gruesome murders of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas along with Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. The teenagers came to be known as the "West Memphis Three," and their alleged crime the "Robin Hood Hills Murders."

Over the next two decades, the case became known worldwide as a symbol of wrongful conviction and imprisonment. HBO released an award-winning three-part documentary, Paradise Lost (the third, Purgatory, debuted January 2012). Bands and artists like Henry Rollins and Pearl Jam collaborated with Echols or donated album proceeds to their legal defense fund. And now Amy J. Berg and Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson debuted a second documentary, West of Memphis, at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Additionally, production has recently started on Devil's Knot, starring Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, based on the bestselling book of the same name by investigative journalist Mara Leveritt. More »

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!
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
Gayle O'Brien Locally-Grown Fantasy Rafe Sagarin
7PM TUE AUG 7
GAYLE O'BRIEN:
UNDERGROUND

7PM THU AUG 9
J. A. GIUNTA AND SHARON SKINNER
7PM TUE AUG 14
MARINE ECOLOGIST RAFE SAGARIN

coming soon
THURSDAY, JULY 26
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.

SUNDAY, JULY 29
2-3:30pm | WORKSHOP | PINNA JOSEPH | HEALING CHANTS AND THE POWER OF VIBRATION | Experience the healing power of sound with chantress Pinna Joseph, who conducts a workshop focusing on call-and-response chants from various world cultures. More »

MONDAY, JULY 30
7pm | TEEN EVENT | JESSICA WAGENFUEHR | GUARDIAN ANGELS: BLACK SUNS | Local author Jessica Wagenfuehr visits with Black Suns, the second book in her Guardian Angels teen sci-fi series. More »

TUESDAY, JULY 31
7pm | DISCUSSION & READINGS | NATURAL ANIMAL PSYCHIC JOSEPH BORTNIAK | Psychic empowerment coach and animal communicator Joseph Bortniak, author of Standing in Truth, shares his insights on creating a fulfilling relationship with your animal companion. More »

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
10:15am-Noon | HANDMADE AZ | DOG TREATS FOR CHARITY | Dog treat sales to provide job-training opportunities to high-functioning adults with disablities.
7pm | MEDEA BENJAMIN | DRONE WARFARE | Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the peace group CODEPINK and international human rights organization Global Exchange, visits with her new book Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. More »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
10:15-11am | FAMILY EVENT | PRESCHOOL STORYTIME | interactive storytime for preschoolers, every Thursday morning except where otherwise noted.
7pm | DEBORAH SCHNEIDER | THE MEXICAN SLOW COOKER |
Dubbed "the reigning queen of San Diego chefs" by Bon Appétit, James Beard Award nominee Deborah Schneider presents her new cookbook The Mexican Slow Cooker: Recipes for Mole, Enchiladas, Carnitas, Chile Verde Pork, and More Favorites, and hosts a tasting of her slow cooker mole. More »

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3
7pm | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY FEATURING ROSEMARIE DOMBROWSKI AND NADINE LOCKHART | Join us for featured readings by Merge editor and ASU professor Rosemarie Dombrowski, and Nadine Lockhart, first runner-up in this year's Tucson Poetry Festival. Both are co-hosts of the Phoenix Poety Series. Open reading follows. More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
10am | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME WITH MAX THE BUNNY | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories by Rosemary Wells and pictures with Max the Bunny!
2pm | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | THE FALSE PRINCE | Club Read members discuss The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen (who attends 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. Registration and pre-payment: 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.

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staff picks
The Mindful WriterThe Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life by Dinty W. Moore
Hardcover, $12.95 »

The words come forth
and then they don't.
And this repeats again and again.
—Pinna

The Mindful Writer is a look at means through which to explore and open yourself to creativity. Dinty Moore leads us from writer to writer, exploring their philosophies and examining their minds' journeys. Take a full breath between quotes and reflections to take full advantage of these well-chosen treasures of wisdom.  —Pinna

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gifts
Giving BowlsGIVING BOWLS
These handmade earthenware bowls, only two inches across, come with a hand screen-printed muslin drawstring bag. Tucked inside the bag is a card explaining that the Giving Bowl company donates a percentage of profits to animal rescue charities. Each bowl has a word or phrase imprinted inside and fired into the glaze. Choose from dozens of words or sayings in a variety of colors. $7.95 each, many styles and colors available.

Dogs RockDOGS ROCK MAGNETS AND KEYCHAINS
"Dogs Rock" takes the funky flair of vintage Chicago and the inspiration of everyone's favorite canine companion to create a line of unique retro gifts that pay homage to man's best friend. Keychains and magnets come in a wide variety of styles and breeds.
Magnets $4.95 each.
Keychains $7.95 each.
new ebooksebooks
Go indie for the same price as the big guys!
Download the free app, select Changing Hands, and read instantly on your Apple or Android device, including Kindle Fire
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new releases
Broken Harbor Sorry Please Thank You Judgment Call Bailout
Broken Harbor by Tana French | $27.95 hardcover, $14.99 ebook | With her signature blend of police procedural and psychological thriller, French's fourth book of the Dublin murder squad goes full throttle with a heinous crime, creating her most complicated detective character and her best book yet. Buy now: print » or ebook »

Sorry Please Thank You: Stories by Charles Yu | $24.95 hardcover | The author of the widely praised debut novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe returns with a hilarious, heartbreaking, and utterly original collection of short stories. Buy now: print »

Judgment Call: A Brady Novel of Suspense by J. A. Jance | $25.99 hardcover, $12.99 ebook | The New York Times-bestselling author brings back acclaimed Sheriff Joanna Brady in an exciting and twisting mystery set against the beauty and isolation of the Arizona desert. Buy now: print » or ebook »

Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street by Neil Barofsky | $26 hardcover, $12.99 ebook | In this bracing account of his stranger-than-fiction baptism into the corrupted ways of Washington, Neil Barofsky offers an indictment, from an insider of the Bush and Obama administrations, of the mishandling of the $700 billion TARP bailout fund. In vivid behind-the-scenes detail, he reveals proof of the degree to which our government officials bent over backward to serve the interests of Wall Street firms at the expense of the public—and at the expense of effective financial reform. Buy now: print » or ebook »
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 »
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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