September at Changing Hands

August 2010
David Abram  Craig Childs
Irene Rawlings  Inna Segal

Author series, workshops and community events

7pm | IRENE RAWLINGS | SISTERS ON THE FLY | The Sisters on the Fly know they're having more fun than anyone! Now you're invited to join them on their cross-country road trips ... More »

7pm | INNA SEGAL | THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF YOUR BODY | Inna Segal, a pioneer in the field of energy medicine, visits with her book The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide to Health and Wellness. More »

10:15-10:45am | STORYTIME | Families with toddlers and preschoolers–join us every Thursday at 10:15am. Also see regular monthly events for kids. More »
3pm | GENE BAUR | FARM SANCTUARY: CHANGING HEARTS AND MINDS ABOUT ANIMALS AND FOOD | Animal rights activist Gene Baur visits with his national bestseller, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, an examination of the ethical questions involved in the breeding of animals for food. More »
7pm | CANCELED | KRISTEN NELSON | COATED WITH FUR | Scottsdale veterinarian Dr. Kristen Nelson presents her book Coated with Fur: A Vet's Life, which chronicles her triumphs and trials as a young woman owning her first animal hospital. More »

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It's a BookIT'S A BOOK by Lane Smith / $12.99 / Hardcover
"It's a book, not an electronic device. It's a donkey and a monkey arguing the merits of real books vs. e-ink. It's kid-friendly humor that will appeal to the kid in all of us. It's artful, it's funny, it's a picture book by an award-winning, best-selling author-illustrator; a book that is promoting literacy and poking fun at people who are glued to their computer screens. It's irreverent, it's funny, it's wonderful. You will want one for everyone you know who loves books and reading." -Gayle
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Catching Zs is a breeze with this brilliant, bestselling plush pillow and blanket set from LUG Travel Accessories, made from the coziest fleece. Just inflate the plastic pillow and slip it into the cover, then cuddle into the matching blanket. You'll be snoozing in no time. The blanket also has a convenient pocket -- perfect for storing your glasses or mp3 player while you doze. And spills are no big deal -- both cover and blanket are machine washable and dryer friendly. Pillow is 11" x 10.5" x 3.25"; blanket is 35" x 46". $26 each.

Green toy company PlanToys presents this award-winning sturdy wood alligator pull toy. When pulled, the alligator walks and makes rhythmical click-clack sounds. The toy encourages toddlers to walk, and helps them perfect the skill quicker. It can also be used as a learning tool, enabling parents to teach about directions such as left, right, backwards, forwards, and go. Develops gross motor skills, coordination, and the imagination. Toy is a recipient of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award and the German Design Prize. Click here for demonstration (YouTube). $22.99 each.

All month long we're giving you 50% off the price of all of our in-stock stuffed animals. Come on in and see our wide selection! $8.50 as shown after discount. Many more styles and sizes available.

book sale
Between a Rock and a Hard Place La's Orchestra Saves the WorldAnimal Friends

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
by Aron Ralston | Was $15 | Now $7.95*
Between a Rock and a Hard Place is one of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told -- Aron Ralston's searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home. Icebound meets Into Thin Air in this astonishing, day-by-day account of Ralston's terrible accident, self-amputation, and subsequent rescue and recovery.

La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith | Was $12.95 | Now $6.95* | It's 1939 and the war in Europe casts a long, all-encompassing shadow. In a sleepy town in Suffolk, the generous and determined widow, La, forms an amateur orchestra to entertain the locals and soothe her own broken heart. She recruits Felix, a refugee from Poland, to play the flute, and a touching friendship emerges. When the war is over and the orchestra disbands, La is left pondering her next move. What role can she play in her community now that the war is over? And can she let herself love again?

Animal Friends by Michael Hague | Was $16.95 | Now $7.95*
Do you know what a spider wishes for? "No rain. Many flies. Gentle feet that take no notice of one so small. That's all." How about a sheep? This ode to animals -- big and small, furry and slimy, airborne, aquatic, and land loving -- presents a variety of poems to celebrate their lives.

*Quantities of sale books are limited. Many different titles available.
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We've reduced hundreds of hardcover and paperback books to just $2. To help you find the ones that are right for you, we've moved them all into the special Red Star $2 Sale cases near the back of the store. Have a look next time you're in!

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