Soman Chainani: Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales
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Soman Chainani, the New York Times bestselling author of the School for Good and Evil series, joins us for a special, private meet-and-greet virtual event to celebrate the release of his new novel, Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales.

Bonus! A signed copy of Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales is included with the purchase of a ticket from Changing Hands. 

LINE ENTRY TIMES (6:30pm, 6:55pm, 7:20pm, 7:50pm, 8:10pm)

  • Books will be available for pick up beginning Tuesday, September 21.
  • Email event reminders will be sent 2 days, 2 hours, and 10 minutes before the event.
  • On Event Day - Join the Zoom Meeting at the time listed on your ticket.
  • Admission times are staggered in 5 blocks: 6:30pm, 6:55pm, 7:20pm, 7:50pm, 8:10pm. Within those blocks, admission is first come, first served.
  • You will be invited into the Zoom Meeting one at a time for your meet and greet with the author.

  • This is a virtual meet-and-greet hosted on Zoom Meetings. Please note: Meet-and-Greets will be about a minute or so per ticket. Please come prepared with questions for the author.
  • Ticket includes one (1) signed copy of Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales.
  • Each registration must purchase a ticket.
  • Soman has pre-signed all the books and will NOT be able to include personalization requests.
  • EVENT GUIDELINES may be subject to changes.
  • REFUNDS will not be issued within seven days of the event.
  • If you miss the event, tickets are non-refundable. In order to receive your book, you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.  After 30 days, you will receive a trade credit to Changing Hands Bookstore for the cost of the book + tax.

CAN'T MAKE IT? Call 480.730.0205 to order a signed copy of Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales and we'll have it reserved for you, while supplies last. We also ship anywhere in the US and to most international locations!


You think you know these stories, don’t you? You are wrong. You don’t know them at all.

Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that free hearts long kept tame, truths that explore life . . . and death.

A prince has a surprising awakening . . . A beauty fights like a beast . . . A boy refuses to become prey . . . A path to happiness is lost. . . . then found again.

New York Times bestselling author Soman Chainani respins old stories into fresh fairy tales for a new era and creates a world like no other. These stories know you. They understand you. They reflect you. They are tales for our times. So read on, if you dare.

*Our Zoom events are password-protected with wait rooms enabled. The password is entered automatically by clicking the event link when logged in to a Zoom account. We'll admit guests shortly before 6:30PM and throughout the event. If you join late, please be patient—we'll admit you when we see you.

Soman Chainani is the New York Times bestselling author of the School for Good and Evil series. The fairy-tale saga has sold over 3 million copies, been translated into 29 languages, and will soon be a major motion picture from Netflix, which Soman will executive produce. Soman is a graduate of Harvard University and received his MFA in film from Columbia University. Every year, he visits schools around the world to speak to kids and share his secret: that reading is the path to a better life. You can visit Soman at