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This Week at Changing Hands | July 5 - 14

This Week at Changing Hands
M. Shawn Crahan Friday Poetry Storytime
7/5 | Slipknot's M. Shawn Crahan signs new art book
7/6 | First Friday Poetry: Open Reading; local poets share work
7/7 | Bring your camera for stories and pictures with Ladybug Girl!
Club Read Lawrence Krauss issues in Your Tissues
7/7 | Club Read meets to discuss Colin Meloy's Wildwood and eat free pizza
7/9 | Fresh off The Colbert Report, meet theoretical physicist Lawrence M. Krauss 7/10 | Param Dedhia, MD, and Catherine Kenney Yunt, MC: "The Issues in Your Tissues"
Suzanne Young Baby ASL Jennifer Speigel
7/12 | Teen Event | Suzanne Young with A Want So Wicked
7/13 | Workshop: Teach your baby American Sign Language
7/13 | Jennifer Spiegel visits with her short story collection
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Signing Event  •  Changing Hands and 98KUPD present
M. Shawn CrahanM. SHAWN CRAHAN


Changing Hands and 98KUPD present M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown, founder of the Grammy Award-winning hard rock band Slipknot, who visits to sign his new art book The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey. Says legendary Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, "This book is everything art should be." More »

Apocalyptic Nightmare JourneyPRE-ORDER TODAY! Order at 480.730.0205 to secure your place in the signing line. More »

EVENT TICKETS (free with book purchase from Changing Hands) will be called by assigned letter group to form the signing line. Please arrive early for optimal line placement. Crahan will personalize books on request, and will sign memorabilia as time allows with book purchase from Changing Hands.

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!
Summer Reading Program
Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!
"Carpe Librum! Seize the book!" That's our motto this summer at Changing Hands Bookstore.

In that spirit, 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 into us before August 31 for your reward. More »

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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10:15-11am | FAMILY EVENT | PRESCHOOL STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers, every Thursday morning except where otherwise noted.
7pm | SIGNING EVENT | M. SHAWN CRAHAN | THE APOCALYPTIC NIGHTMARE JOURNEY | Changing Hands and 98KUPD present M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown, founder of the Grammy Award-winning hard rock band Slipknot, who visits to sign his new art book, The Apocalyptic Nightmare Journey. More »

7pm | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY | Open reading; local poets share one or two original poems from their collections. More »

10am | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME WITH LADYBUG GIRL | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories by David Soman and pictures with Ladybug Girl! More »
2pm | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | WILDWOOD | Club Read members discuss Colin Meloy's Wildwood 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.

7pm | LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS | A UNIVERSE FROM NOTHING | Fresh off his appearance on The Colbert Report, internationally-known theoretical physicist and ASU professor Lawrence M. Krauss presents A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather Than Nothing. More »
7-8:30pm | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your original poems once a month with a group of peers. More info:

7pm | TALK | ISSUES IN YOUR TISSUES: IF YOUR BODY COULD SPEAK, THE STORIES IT WOULD TELL | Integrative Medicine Physician Param Dedhia, MD, and Energy Healing Practitioner Catherine Kenney Yunt, MC, host an exploration of the connections between the mind, body, and spirit. More »

10:15-11am | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Storytime for preschoolers, told in Spanish and English, every second Thursday.
7pm | TEEN EVENT | SUZANNE YOUNG | A WANT SO WICKED | Suzanne Young visits with her new paranormal teen novel A Want So Wicked, the sequel to A Need So Beautiful. More »

10:15-11:30am | FAMILY EVENT | WORKSHOP | RACHEL BERMAN BLYTHE | BABY SIGN LANGUAGE | Language specialist Rachel Berman Blythe hosts a four-week workshop to help adults communicate with their young children with American Sign Language. More »
7pm | JENNIFER SPIEGEL | THE FREAK CHRONICLES | English professor Jennifer Spiegel presents her short story collection The Freak Chronicles. More »

10am | FAMILY EVENT | PUPPET STORYTIME | Enjoy stories and crafts with educator and storyteller Alana. We'll read Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, make pretend tacos, and talk about eating right.
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:

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Too Much MagicToo Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation by James Howard Kunstler
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In 2006, Kunstler predicted that the global economy was about to enter a period of long decline, which he dubbed "The Long Emergency." In 2008, the stock market crashed, precipitating a global financial crisis that shows no sign of improving. Now, in Too Much Magic, Kunstler warns that our faith in technology — solar power, super-efficient cars, vertical farming, and more — is also leading us head-long into ruin. He pragmatically argues for walking-scale urban planning, mass transport, and other traditional, time-tested methods to solve our financial crises, put people back to work, and dismantle our unsustainable suburban car culture before it's too late. With insightful commentary on American politics, the Euro Crisis, rotting urban zones like Detroit, and more, Kunstler shows how depending on technology in an era that will be defined by rising energy costs is foolhardy. We ignore him at our own peril. —Jennie

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This multi-award-winning reading game will get even the most reluctant readers motivated! Parents pick cards from one of three reading levels to hide around the house ("look in your shoe" or "check in the bathtub"). Kids follow the trail of clues, which can be as long or as short you choose, to a prize or reward that fits with your family's values. If kids are stumped, the game comes with a poster that has picture clues to help kids puzzle out verbs, nouns, and prepositions on their own. $16 each, see a demo video here »
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new releases
Gold Advent Alif the Unseen Tiger Lily
Gold by Chris Cleave | $27 hardcover | SELECTED AS JULY'S #1 INDIE NEXT PICK. Building on the tradition of Little Bee, Chris Cleave again writes with elegance, humor, and passion about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy, and redemption. Buy now: print »

Advent by James Treadwell | $26 hardcover, $12.99 ebook | First in an astonishingly imaginative debut fantasy trilogy, Advent describes how magic was lost to the world, and how a 15-year-old English boy discovers that its return is his inheritance. Buy now: print » or ebook »

Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson | $25 hardcover | In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. With shades of Neal Stephenson and Neil Gaiman, this tour de force debut is a sophisticated melting pot of philosophy and technology. Buy now: print »

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson | $17.99 hardcover, $9.99 ebook | When six teens become trapped inside their high school during the zombie apocalypse, they quickly discover the line between the living and the dead isn't as clear as they think in this chilling story of survival from the author of Cracked Up to Be and Fall for Anything. 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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