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This Week at Changing Hands | August 2 - 11

This Week at Changing Hands
Jenny Lawson
8/11 | Internet star and Twitter phenomenon Jenny Lawson, a.k.a. "The Bloggess," visits with her #1 bestselling debut
 
Deborah Schneider First Friday Poetry Club Read
8/2 | Meet award-winning Mexican chef Deborah Schneider
 
8/3 | First Friday Poetry with featured readers and open reading
 
8/4 | Jennifer Nielsen attends via Skype for The False Prince
Gayle O'Brien Betty Webb J.A. Giunta and Sharon Skinner
8/7 | Gayle O'Brien with her award-winning novel Underground
 
8/8 | Betty Webb takes you through the novel-writing process
 
8/9 | Locally-grown fantasy with J.A. Giunta and Sharon Skinner
 
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Brown Bag Red Star Sale
Brown Bag Red Star Sale
AUGUST 1 THROUGH AUGUST 31
OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
BROWN BAG RED STAR SALE

For a limited time, increase the savings you've enjoyed from our $2 Red Star books by bagging 'em up! Fill a brown bag with Red Star books and get the entire bag for $10. More info »
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Changing Hands presents
A MOLE TASTING , Q & A, AND BOOKSIGNING WITH

DEBORAH SCHNEIDER
THE MEXICAN SLOW COOKER
Deborah Schneider7PM THU, AUG. 2

James Beard Award nominee Deborah Schneider, Executive Chef of SOL Mexican Cocina in Scottsdale, 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 »

The Mexican Slow Cooker PRE-ORDER TODAY! Buy now or order at 480.730.0205 to secure your copy of The Mexican Slow Cooker (paperback, $19.99).

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
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!
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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!
sneak peek
Rafe Sagarin Retha Warnicke Susan Goudy
7PM TUE AUG 14
RAFE SAGARIN
7PM THU AUG 16
RETHA WARNICKE
7PM MON AUG 20
SUSAN GOUDY
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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 & 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." 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!

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
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.

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 6
7-8:30pm | CLUB ITALIANO | Advanced study of Italian language and culture. More info: carlastro@fastq.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7
7pm | GAYLE O'BRIEN | UNDERGROUND | Gayle O'Brien visits with her new novel Underground, winner of the 2011 Hookline Best Novel Contest, a British competition for creative writing MFAs that is judged by reading groups. More »

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8
6:30-8:30pm | WRITING WORKSHOP | BETTY WEBB | WRITE THAT NOVEL! | Bestselling mystery novelist Betty Webb hosts a workshop to take you through the novel-writing process, from idea to finished product. More »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
7pm | AN EVENING OF LOCALLY-GROWN FANTASY | J.A. GIUNTA: THE MISTS OF FAERON | SHARON SKINNER: THE HEALERS'S LEGACY | Local authors J.A. Giunta and Sharon Skinner visit with their fantasy novels The Mist of Faeron: Book Two of The Ascension and The Healer's Legacy. More »

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
6:30pm | MOVIE SCREENING | VEGUCATED | Changing Hands and Vegan Arizona present a free screening of the documentary Vegucated. More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
10am | FAMILY EVENT | PUPPET STORYTIME | Enjoy stories and crafts with educator and storyteller Alana.
2pm | FAMILY EVENT | GIVE ME SUMMER! GIVE ME BOOKS! AWARD PARTY | You've been busy reading all summer, so now it's time we hold up our end of the deal. Today, bring back your completed summer reading bookmark filled out with your name and school to collect your coupon and enjoy the festivities. 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.
7pm | JENNY LAWSON, A.K.A. "THE BLOGGESS" | LET'S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED | 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. More »

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Summer Reading Program
NOW THROUGH AUGUST 31
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
KIDS CAN WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE!

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 in to 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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staff picks
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime WalkBilly Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
by Ben Fountain

Hardcover, $25.99 » or Ebook, $12.99 »

War is an ideal subject for storytelling. Almost all the great historical conflicts have timeless novels to their credit, but where is the great novel of Iraq or Afghanistan? We might be too close to the events for many to emerge, but Ben Fountain's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is the first great novel I've read about the Iraq War. Fountain finds the right note, mixing in plenty of humor with his authentic dialogue and the grim subject matter. Billy Lynn — a sheltered, sexually inexperienced member of the victorious Bravo squad — is treated to a hero's homecoming and paraded around like a trophy at a Dallas Cowboy's game. Through the resulting inebriation, violence, sexual exploration and soldier camaraderie, Fountain shows us the absurdity of two Americas: the one fighting the war and the one "supporting the troops." In the end we're left with questions about loyalty, duty, and freedom. But make no mistake, the novel offers no answers — it's much too smart for that.  —Danny

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gifts
Herb Salt SetHERB SALT SET
Add seasonal herbs to normal sea salt to give extra flavor to your dishes. Try adding herb salt to meat, vegetables, eggs, and snacks. This set contains a transparent salt mill, a recipe for preparing herb salt as well as packets of rosemary and thyme seeds, metal plant labels and guides how to grow and maintain the herbs (salt not included). $15.95 each, many styles and colors available.

SuspendSUSPEND FAMILY GAME
A family game of tricky hangs and steady hands! Try this hanging balance game and you'll be hooked! Suspend comes with 24 notched, rubber-tipped wire pieces to hang from a tabletop stand. Sound easy? Try adding another piece! Each time a bar is added, the balance shifts, the difficulty changes and the incredible midair sculpture transforms. Can you add all your game pieces without making it fall? This tricky game for 1-4 players is a test of steady nerves. $16.49 each, recommended for ages 8+.
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new releases
Double Cross Odd Apocalypse Pyg Hide and Seek
Double Cross: A True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre | $26 hardcover, $12.99 ebook | In his celebrated bestsellers Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, Ben Macintyre told the dazzling true stories of a remarkable WWII double agent and of how the Allies employed a corpse to fool the Nazis and assure a decisive victory. In Double Cross, Macintyre returns with the untold story of the grand final deception of the war and of the extraordinary spies who achieved it. Buy now: print » or ebook »

Odd Apocalypse: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz | $28 hardcover, $13.99 ebook | The woman astride the ghostly stallion reaches out desperately, the latest spirit to enlist the aid of Odd Thomas, the unassuming young fry cook whose gift—or curse—is to see the shades of the restless dead, and to help them when he can. Buy now: print » or ebook »

Pyg: The Memoirs of Toby, the Learned Pig by Russell Potter | $14 paperback, $9.99 ebook | Blending the sophisticated satire of Jonathan Swift with the charming exuberance of a Pixar film, Pyg tells the story of Toby, a truly exceptional pig who lived in late eighteenth-century England. Buy now: print » or ebook »

The Lying Game #4: Hide and Seek by Sara Shepard | $17.99 hardcover, $9.99 ebook | The latest installment of the #1 New York Times-bestselling saga, now an ABC Family Original Series, raises the stakes with more unbelievable secrets, shocking twists, and killer consequences. 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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