Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
Club Read Crusoe Cookiesaurus
Club Read's November pick: Victoria Schwab's City of Ghosts Internet sensation Crusoe the wiener dog visits Tempe Storytime and cookies co-authors Amy Dominy and Nate Evans
Flashback Archenemies Sweet Black Waves
Shannon Messenger shares her latest Keeper of the Lost Cities novel Marissa Meyer presents the second installment of the Renegades series Authors Kristina Pérez and Kelly DeVos discuss Pérez's debut
Hate You Give Nocturnals Party Rodo Sofranac
Join us for a pop-up book club to discuss The Hate U Give Join us for a special storytime party with The Nocturnals Local author Rodo Sofranac presents two of his children's books
TAB Michelle Hodkin Santa Express
Teens meet in Tempe to discuss Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd Michelle Hodkin and Suzanne Young discuss Hodkin's latest novel Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a festive holiday storytime
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Shannon Messenger: Flashback

OFFSITE | 1PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

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Shannon Messenger
The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author presents the seventh installment of her Keeper of Lost Cities middle grade series.

Sophie must let the past and present blur together, because the deadliest secrets are always the ones that get erased. Sophie Foster doesn't know what--or whom--to believe. And in a game with this many players, the worst mistake can be focusing on the wrong threat. But when the Neverseen prove that Sophie's far more vulnerable than she ever imagined, she realizes it's time to change the rules. Her powerful abilities can only protect her so far. To face down ruthless enemies, she must learn to fight. Unfortunately, battle training can't help a beloved friend who's facing a whole different danger--where the only solution involves one of the biggest risks Sophie and her friends have ever taken. And the distraction might be exactly what the villains have been waiting for. More »


 

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Marissa Meyer: Archenemies

TEMPE | 7PM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Archenemies
Marissa Meyer
Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles, presents the second installment of her New York Times bestselling Renegades Trilogy.

Time is running out. Together, they can save the world. But they are each other's worst nightmare. In Renegades, Nova and Adrian (aka Insomnia and Sketch) fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist known as the Detonator. It was a short-lived victory. The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City - and the world - as they know it. More »
 
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, November 8, 15, and 29. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: TACO DRAGON | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with popular children's book character–the Taco Dragon.
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | CITY OF GHOSTS | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Victoria Schwab's City of Ghosts. Club Read Badge Members: Get 3 points for attending and 1 point for purchasing the month's pick from Changing Hands. Don't have a free Club Read badge? Ask a bookseller how to get one! More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, November 15 and 29. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | CRUSOE AND RYAN BEAUCHESNE | CRUSOE THE WORLDLY WIENER DOG | The New York Times bestselling internet sensation Crusoe and the popular blogger Ryan Beauchesne visit Tempe to "pawtograph" their latest book. Join the photogenic Crusoe as he leaves fame and fortune behind to expand his horizons, get his passport stamped, and journey across the globe to eat delicious food, relax on beautiful beaches, dig lots of holes, and generally enjoy all that celebrity travel has to offer. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: TACO DRAGON | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with popular children's book character–the Taco Dragon.
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH AMY DOMINY AND NATE EVANS | COOKIESAURUS CHRISTMAS | Join us for a special storytime with co-authors Amy Dominy and Nate Evans as they share their latest. Cookie decorating with Storybook Kitchen following the reading. More »
1pm | OFFSITE | TWEEN EVENT | SHANNON MESSENGER | FLASHBACK | The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author presents the seventh installment of her Keeper of Lost Cities middle grade series. Sophie must let the past and present blur together, because the deadliest secrets are always the ones that get erased. Location: Burton Barr Library, 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Co-presented by The Friends of the Phoenix Public Library. More »

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | MARISSA MEYER | ARCHENEMIES | Marissa Meyer, author of the Lunar Chronicles, presents the second installment of her New York Times bestselling Renegades Trilogy. In Renegades, Nova and Adrian fought the battle of their lives against the Anarchist. It was a short-lived victory. The Anarchists still have a secret weapon, one that Nova believes will protect her. The Renegades also have a strategy for overpowering the Anarchists, but both Nova and Adrian understand that it could mean the end of Gatlon City—and the world—as they know it. More »

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | KRISTINA PÉREZ | SWEET BLACK WAVES | IN CONVERSATION WITH KELLY DEVOS | Authors Kristina Pérez and Kelly DeVos (Fat Girl on a Plane) discuss Pérez's debut young adult novel, a lush fantasy about warring countries and forbidden romance. As best friend and lady-in-waiting to the princess, Branwen is guided by two principles: devotion to her homeland and hatred for the raiders who killed her parents. When she unknowingly saves the life of her enemy, he awakens her ancient healing magic and opens her heart. Branwen begins to dream of peace, but the princess she serves is not so easily convinced. Fighting for what's right, even as her powers grow, will set Branwen against her best friend and the only man she's ever loved. Kristina Pérez's debut features star-crossed lovers who changed the fate of two nations. Inspired by the legend of Tristan and Iseult, this is the story of the legend's true heroine: Branwen. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, November 29. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6:30pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | POP-UP BOOK CLUB | THE HATE U GIVE | The bestselling young adult novel by Angie Thomas is getting the Hollywood treatment starring Amandla Stenberg. Early reviews are stellar, but we're firm believers that you should always read the book and not just see the movie. And because reading with friends is better, we're holding a special book club to celebrate and discuss The Hate U Give. Join Arizona Republic reporter, First Draft Book Club moderator, and lifelong bookworm Barbara VanDenburgh and ASU assistant Professor Mildred Boveda for a guided conversation about The Hate U Give. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | NOCTURNALS STORYTIME PARTY | Join us for a special storytime party with The Nocturnals. Enjoy a reading of The Moonlight Meeting, Nocturnals games, crafts, and giveaways. Kids also receive bookplates signed by author Tracey Hecht! More »
11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | RODO SOFRANAC | THE RED TAIL TALE ON THE ARIZONA TRAIL |
Join local author Rodo Sofranac, along with Rowen, Rojo, Polly and the Peaputts, and other "Rodo Writes" characters. Sofranac reads from his two adventure books, The Red Tail Tale on the Arizona Trail and Polly and the Peaputts Pull Together. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | GRIM LOVELIES | Teens meet to discuss Megan Shepherd's novel Grim Lovelies. More »

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18
2pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | MICHELLE HODKIN | THE RECKONING OF NOAH SHAW | IN CONVERSATION WITH SUZANNE YOUNG | Authors Michelle Hodkin (the Mara Dyer trilogy) and Suzanne Young (The Program series) discuss the sequel to The Becoming of Noah Shaw, in which legacies are revealed, lies are unraveled, and old alliances are forged. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 | HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
PHOENIX/TEMPE | CLOSED | First Draft Book Bar and both locations of Changing Hands Bookstore are closed to observe the holiday.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
12:30-2:30pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | SANTA EXPRESS | Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves for a festive holiday storytime! Reading of Christmas favorites in front of the fireplace, plus crafts and a hot chocolate station for kids, and photos with Santa! Following the in-store fun, it's all aboard the Lightrail for a trip downtown to CityScape, for the Tree lighting. Free event! More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. More »

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30
6-8pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | PICTURES WITH THE GRINCH | Pictures with Santa are a cool holiday need, but pictures with the Grinch are cooler indeed! Bring your camera and share a seat with Dr. Seuss' meanest and greenest creation, while a parent or friend (or Changing Hands bookseller) takes a holiday snapshot like no other. Also catch the Grinch Saturday morning (12/1) in Tempe and at Changing Hands Phoenix next Saturday morning (12/8) and Sunday afternoon (12/9).
 
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City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts

by Victoria Schwab | Hardcover, $17.99 »

Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn't like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost. So things are already pretty strange. But they're about to get much stranger. When Cass's parents start hosting a TV show about the world's most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms. And when Cass meets a girl who shares her "gift," she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil -- and herself. And she'll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined. #1 NYT bestselling author Victoria Schwab delivers a thrillingly spooky and action-packed tale of hauntings, history, mystery, and the bond between friends (even if that friend is a ghost . . .).

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2pm. More info »
Club Read WHAT IS CLUB READ?
Great books, prize giveaways, tasty treats, author visits and more — it's all part of our free Club Read program for kids, and you're invited! We meet once a month to discuss a book, do some fun activities, and have a great time. Sign up today (it's free!) and start earning points towards all kinds of cool prizes. More info »
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The Wren Hunt

Grim Lovelies

by Megan Shepherd | Hardcover, $17.99 »

Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to venture beyond her familiar Parisian prison, Anouk is a Beastie: destined for a life surrounded by dust bunnies and cinders serving Mada Vittora, the evil witch who spelled her into existence. That is, until one day she finds her mistress murdered in a pool of blood—and Anouk is accused of the crime.

Now, the world she always dreamed of is rife with danger. Pursued through Paris by the underground magical society known as the Haute, Anouk and her fellow Beasties only have three days to find the real killer before the spell keeping them human fades away. If they fail, they will lose the only lives they've ever known...but if they succeed, they could be more powerful than anyone ever bargained for.

From New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd, Grim Lovelies is the glittering first book in a new, epic YA fantasy series. Prepare to be spellbound by the world of Grim Lovelies, where secrets have been long buried, friends can become enemies, and everything—especially humanity—comes at a price.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3pm. More info »
TAB TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.)
Every month, teens ages 12 to 18 meet at Changing Hands to discuss the month's YA pick and select the next month's pick. Many months, we also have live and Skype author visits! More info »
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