This Week at Changing Hands | July 21

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facebook freebiesIt Looked Different on the ModelWin a FREE book and front row seats to Laurie Notaro!

New York Times bestselling author Laurie Notaro will be here Thursday, July 28 at 7pm with her hilarious new memoir, It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy (details here). Leave a comment or a quick thumbs up on our Facebook page and you're entered for a chance to win a free copy and two front row seats. We'll draw two winners on Friday, July 22. Enter now »
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7pm Tuesday, August 23

Alice LaPlante presents her acclaimed debut novel, Turn of Mind, one of the biggest buzz books of the year and the current #1 Indie Next pick. Lisa Genova, the New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected raves, "a uniquely entertaining murder mystery. LaPlante's portrayal of the prime suspect's escalating dementia is gripping, unnerving, and utterly brilliant." More »
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Arizona Storytellers
7pm Thursday, July 28 | Beckett's Table | 3717 E Indian School Rd | Phoenix

As part of the Republic's celebration of Arizona's centennial, The Arizona Republic is hosting a series of live storytelling nights this summer to bring the Arizona Storytellers project to life. The first event, held June 22 at La Bocca Pizzeria in Tempe, was a roaring success. You won't want to miss the next two events. Come early to save your seat, toss your name in the hat and get ready for another fun-filled evening of storytelling. First prize is a $100 Changing Hands gift card!

Click here for details, or call 602.444.8770
3-5pm | TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP | ROBIN BRANDE | WRITE THE WAY YOU WANT TO WRITE | Aspiring teen writers: bring a pen and paper and be prepared to write your fingers off! Robin Brande, the award-winning author of young adult novels such as Fat Cat and Into the Parallel, hosts a fast-paced, fun and inspiring workshop to teach you to start writing, bring forth your individual voice, and finish what you begin. 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 »
7pm | MARIA LUCIA | LIBERATION: BOOK ONE OF THE ANDRUSIAN CHRONICLES | Maria Lucia visits with her debut fantasy novel (with a sci-fi twist) Liberation: Book One of the Andrusian Chronicles. More »

6pm | COMMUNITY MOVIE NIGHT: WHY WE FIGHT | Changing Hands and our next door neighbors Hoodlums Music & Movies present a free screening of Why We Fight, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. More »

10am | FAMILY EVENT | EXPLORE-A-STORY WITH CHILDSPLAY THEATRE | Childsplay visits to explore the world of story using dramatic play to guide kids through an exploration of scenes from Lyle, Lyle Crocodile by Bernard Waber. They'll even create some of their own!
2-3pm | FAMILY EVENT | PIRATE DAY | Avast, ye landlubbers! Young pirates of all ages, come embrace your pirate side and have a swashbuckling good time at Changing Hands' Pirate Day! More »
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:

1-2:45pm | SIGN LANGUAGE | Basic sign language class taught by Cindy Ashcraft, a teacher of hearing-impaired children. Open for adults and teens: 1-1:45 for beginners with no signing experience, 2-2:45 for beginners with some signing skills. More info: Cindy at 480.472.6203.

7pm | OFF THE CUFF COMEDY IMPROV SHOW | Join non-profit comedy troupe Off the Cuff for an interactive, high-energy, family-friendly show created from audience suggestions. If you enjoy improv comedy in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, you'll love Off the Cuff!

6:30-8:30pm | WORKSHOP | EVO TERRA: PROMOTING YOUR BOOK IN THE DIGITAL WORLD | Evo Terra, founder of and author of Podcasting for Dummies, has been involved in digital business strategies for over a decade. In this workshop, he'll help you match your own aptitudes with author-focused promotional and marketing strategies. More »

7pm | LAUNCH PARTY | QUINN MCDONALD: RAW ART JOURNALING | Local artist and creativity coach Quinn McDonald visits to launch her new book Raw Art Journaling: Making Meaning, Making Art. More »

10:15am | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH SEEKING SITTERS | A certified babysitter from Seeking Sitters, a locally-owned on-demand babysitter referral service, reads stories for preschoolers. More info:
7pm | LAURIE NOTARO: IT LOOKED DIFFERENT ON THE MODEL | New York Times bestselling author Laurie Notaro visits with her hilarious new book, It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy. More »
7pm | WRITERS ROUNDTABLE | Share, discuss and critique two to four pages of writing once a month with a group of peers. RSVP (required) and more info:
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Changing Hands sells eBooksChanging Hands now sells e-books!
New releases, bestsellers, and much more starting at $0.99

Google e-books are available at and are compatible with any reading device (smartphones, laptops, tablets, and e-reading devices including Nook and Sony Reader) except the Kindle.

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The Silent GirlThe Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen | $12.99 (Google eBook) | One of the last untold stories of World War II, the extraordinary mission to rescue male and female survivors of a U.S. military plane crash in an isolated corner of the South Pacific, and the ancient indigenous tribe members that aided those stranded on the ground in this Shangri-La. Download now »
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Around Town
Around Town is a listing of upcoming and ongoing events in and around the Valley. Unless otherwise noted, these events are not sponsored by Changing Hands.

Wednesdays and Saturdays
Phoenix Public Market
    Wednesdays, 4-8pm & Saturdays, 8am-Noon - Take the light rail to the Downtown Phoenix Public Market, the spot where community revitalization, economic development and a showcase for local small-scale agriculture and local artists and crafters intersect in the heart of the city. Lots of good organic veggies and fruit are available. Live musicians also featured. Location: NE Corner of Central and Pierce (3 blks S of Roosevelt). More info:
Browse all Around Town listings here ».
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Summer Gift Pack A $25 gift card tucked into a Changing Hands mug makes a handy gift. In fact, it's already wrapped and ready to go! (Available in-store only.)

Anahata jewelry presents this collection of bracelets, designed in Los Angeles and handcrafted and blessed in the Himalayas. The makers say these 12" bracelets detoxify bad karma and help you start fresh again. The threads eventually change form, fade, loosen and fray, symbolizing the progress of your journey down the path of a new awareness. According to the maker, "Once the bracelet falls off, your karma has recovered and you don't need the bracelet to serve as a reminder anymore." All bracelets constructed of various semi-precious gemstone and 14-karat gold vermeil beads. Available in peridot for relationships (shown), citrine for prosperity, amethyst for the self, garnet for strength, rose quartz for love, and crystal quartz for clarity. $22.99 each, colors may vary, one size fits all.

Now kids can enjoy the classic game of hangman in a new way -- without pencils and paper! High quality components give years of play. The special hangman revealer keeps track of where each player is. Includes 2 game modules, 84 game pegs, 144 letter plates, and a rule booklet. For 2 players. $12.99 each, contains small parts, best for children ages 6 and up.

The Great Pirate Activity Book Mao's Last Dancer Turquoise Ledge

House by Tracy Kidder | Was $15.00 | Now $7.95 | Tracy Kidder takes readers to the heart of the American Dream: the building of a family's first house with all its day-to-day frustrations, crises, tensions, challenges, and triumphs.

Mao's Last Dancer by Li Cunxin | Was $17.00 | Now $8.95 | The international bestselling memoir of world-renowned ballet dancer Li Cunxin's defection from Mao's China to America when he was selected to perform with the Houston ballet at the age of eighteen.

The Turquoise Ledge by Leslie Marmon Silko | Was $25.95 | Now $9.95 | Silko's first new work in 10 years combines memoir with family history and reflections on the creatures and beings that command her attention and inform her vision of the world, taking readers along on her daily walks through the arroyos and ledges of the Sonoran desert in Arizona.

*Quantities of sale books are limited. Many different titles available.
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.
Red StarWe've reduced hundreds of hardcover and paperback books to just $2 and moved them into special Red Star $2 Sale cases near the back of the store. Have a look next time you're in!