Dear Bookstore Friends,

This year has been one for the books. Like many small businesses, the last six months have been the most difficult in our history, but with your help, we made it through. During the time we were closed to the public, we reinvented our business and asked you to follow us and you did. You supported us, lifted us up, cheered us on, and we're grateful.

Now that our stores have reopened, sales are improving, but we're still a long way from normal. We don't know what the rest of 2020 will bring, but we do know this: It all comes down to the holidays. Our future depends on what happens over the next two months.

That's why we're asking you to shop early with Changing Hands this holiday season. You'll get our best service and selection. You'll avoid shipping delays and publisher supply-chain issues. You'll cross everyone off your list early, and spend more time actually enjoying the holidays. Above all, by shopping now and buying local instead of at chain stores and Amazon, you'll ensure that we ring in the new year together in 2021 and beyond.

Many publishers release their biggest titles in the fall (Barack Obama's forthcoming memoir, for example), so if there are certain books you know you want, pre-order them now to guarantee your copies. You can also get an early start by ordering Changing Hands care packagesgift cardsaudiobook gift subscriptions, or one of the new gift boxes we're rolling out this season, starting with Arizona Love and our Remarkable Reads Book Bundles. Keep an eye on your inbox and our social media (@changinghands) for more in the coming weeks.

Ready to get started? Visit us online or mask up and visit in person. We can't wait to see you. Click here for our expanded hours and to learn what we're doing to keep our staff and community safe.

With early wishes for a joyful holiday season,
Changing Hands Bookstore