This Week at Changing Hands
Tan France Calypso God is Bigger than a Juice Box
Fashion designer and Queer Eye star Tan France shares his memoir NYT bestseller David Sedaris celebrates the paperback release of Calypso Rebecca Nevius shares her new book, God is Bigger Than a Juice Box
TAB SheFactor Pale-Faced Lie
Teens meet to discuss Aurora Rising by Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Founder and CEO of SheFactor Heidi Ganahl signs copies of her book David Crow shares his new memoir The Pale-Faced Lie

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Featured Event

Jordan Lee Dooley: Own Your Everyday


The author and podcaster shares her new book, a "girlfriend’s guide to a purpose-driven life."

Does it ever seem like you still have to find your purpose or that you’re stuck with “unfigured-out dreams?” Do you feel the pressure to prove yourself or worry about what others will think? 
You are not the only one.
From accidentally starting a small business instead of using her college degree, to embarrassing herself onstage in front of thousands, to wasting time worrying about what others think or say, Jordan Lee Dooley knows exactly how that feels—and she’s learned some important lessons about living a purposeful life along the way.
An influential millennial widely recognized for her tagline turned international movement, “Your Brokenness is Welcome Here,” Jordan has become a go-to source that women around the world look to for inspiration in their faith, work, relationships, and everyday life.
Now, in this approachable but actionable read that’s jam-packed with practical tools, Jordan equips you to
• tackle obstacles such as disappointment, perfectionism, comparison, and distraction
• remove labels and break out of the box of expectations
• identify and eliminate excuses and unnecessary stress about an unknown future
• overcome the lie that you can’t live your God-given purpose until you reach a certain goal or milestone
If you ever feel you need to shift your mindset but don’t know how, this book will help you overcome shame, practice gratitude, and redefine success. More »

Featured Workshop

Katrina Shawver presents "Expand Your Writer's Toolbox"


Author Katrina Shawver (Henry: A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America) leads a workshop that covers tools and techniques that apply to all genres to help make your writing easier, polished, and tight.

Take home lists of key resources every writer should have and know. Practice new ideas for faster writing and using active versus passive tense and specificity to "show not tell." Come prepared to write! More »

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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 with Mr. Tom. 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, June 20 and 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

7pm | PHOENIX | STORYLINE SLAM | "SWEATING IT" | 10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER! Ten storytellers will have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme "Sweating It." Sign up on to tell a story. Eight names will be drawn and posted on the At least two more names will be drawn at the beginning of the show. Five members of the audience will be the judges. The storyteller with the most points at the end of the show receives a $30 cash prize. Cost: $6 online / $8 at the door. Register online. More »
7pm | OFFSITE | TAN FRANCE | NATURALLY TAN: A MEMOIR | Author and fashion designer Tan France, star of Netflix's overnight sensation Queer Eye, shares his memoir, telling the origin story of one of the few openly gay South Asian men on television. With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of color in South Yorkshire, England. He shares his winding journey of coming of age, finding his voice (and style!), and how he finally came out to his family at the age of 34, revealing that he was happily married to the love of his life—a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City. In Tan's own words, "The book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance, and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will be." Location: Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St, Phoenix 85003. Ticket packages available at More »

10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | REBECCA NEVIUS | GOD IS BIGGER THAN A JUICE BOX | The author and illustrator shares her new book, God is Bigger Than a Juice Box, in which she "brings the bigness of God's love into a child's everyday world of juice boxes, grown ups, and imaginary things. Children ages 2-5 will learn that God loves everyone with a love so big, a heavy lifter machine can't even handle it!" More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | AURORA RISING | Teens meet to discuss Aimee Kaufman and Jay Kristoff's Aurora Rising. The year is 2380, and star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs. But Ty's squad isn't his biggest problem—that would be Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, the girl he's just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler's squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might be the last hope for the entire galaxy. NOBODY PANIC. More »
4pm | TEMPE | DAVID SEDARIS | CALYPSO | David Sedaris, the bestselling author of Barrel Fever and Me Talk Pretty One Day, celebrates the paperback release of his personal and darkly hilarious new book Calypso. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny—it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet—and it just might be his best. Ticket packages available on More »
5:30-8pm | TEMPE | WRITERS, INK. | Share and critique two to four pages of writing with a group of peers. RSVP (required) at


7pm | PHOENIX | JORDAN LEE DOOLEY | OWN YOUR EVERYDAY | The author and podcaster shares her new book, "a girlfriend's guide to a purpose-driven life." Jordan Lee Dooley has built a massive online following, and her "SHE" podcast garnered over one million downloads within 12 weeks of its debut. Widely recognized for her tagline "Your Brokenness is Welcome Here," Jordan has become a go-to source that women around the world look to for daily inspiration to find their purpose in life. Now for the first time in book form, she is helping you—and them—discover how to chase after something more while also finding contentment where you are, with what you have. Ticket packages available on More »

10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Tempe at 10:15am on Tuesday, June 25. More »
Join us for a new bimonthly club that explores one book and one story collection connected by a theme. This month we discuss T. Kira Madden's Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, a debut memoir about coming of age and reckoning with desire as a queer, biracial teenager amidst the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where she found cult-like privilege, shocking racial disparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hiding in plain sight. We'll also discuss Alexander Chee's How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, an essay collection exploring Chee's education as a man, writer, and activist—and how we form our identities in life and in art. Stop by either Changing Hands location or order online to get your copy of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls for 20% off (hardcover) and How to Write an Autobiographical Novel for 10% off (paperback). More »

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 with Mr. Tom. 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, June 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Phoenix at 10am on Thursday, June 27. More »
Join us for a double presentation, including a close-up view of Iran from a recent trip by a Tempe resident who was born in Ahvaz (in southwestern Iran) and a thumbnail sketch of the country by a former Tempe resident who visited the country in 2015 and in 2019. More »

7pm | PHOENIX | HEIDI GANAHL | SHE FACTOR | Join us for a talk, Q and A, and booksigning with the founder and CEO of the SheFactor. SheFactor is a book and app that helps young women find their passion, focus on goals, and achieve balance in their personal and professional lives. The book outlines a letter to any woman's younger self, showing that every path is unique and there is no "right" way to achieve your own form of success. Ganahl doesn't tell us what to do—she gives a microphone to the inner voice that already knows what to do. The encouragement in the book corresponds to the more tactical accountability that is game-ified in the SheFactor companion app, which readers can use to track each factor in her own life, or locate a mentor or group of friends to help keep her accountable to her new, balanced life goals. More »

10am-5pm | PHOENIX | EMANCIPATION MARATHON | Storytellers continue a 20-year literary tradition of commemoration of the victims of American Chattel Slavery. Volunteers read historic and contemporary pieces about slavery — the definition, the laws, the human condition and the legacy it left behind. More »
12pm | OFFSITE | FAMILY EVENT | SCHOLASTIC SUMMER READ-A-PALOOZA | Join us at Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix for Scholastic's summer Read-a-Palooza, a campaign that celebrates reading and empowers kids to unlock book access for other kids across the country. Enjoy activities, giveaways, photos with Dog Man and Clifford the Big Red Dog, and more! Attendees are encouraged to bring gently used children's books (for ages 5-7), which will be donated to young readers in need through the library's Books for Good program. You can also donate at Changing Hands' Phoenix location June 1 through June 20. Location: Burton Barr Central Library 1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85004. More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.

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by De'Shawn Charles Winslow | Hardcover, $26.00 »

Magic for Liars This debut novel centers around a strong, independent, and very flawed women in a small North Carolina town from the 1940s through the 1980s. That character, nicknamed Knot, is one of the best characters to be introduced into the literary canon this decade. At times the protagonist and at others the antagonist (depending on which character you ask), Knot stuck with me. For better or worse. If this ever gets adapted by Hollywood (and it should), whichever actress plays Knot is stepping into an Oscar-ready role. That's how perfect Winslow wrote her.  —Adam

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