AZ – As You Wish Signing

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Cary Elwes appears at the Dobson High School Auditorium in discussion with Arizona Republic journalist Randy Cordovaon Tuesday December 2nd at 7:00 PM to talk about his new memoir AS YOU WISH! Books will be available courtesy of Changing Hands Bookstore.

Press Release:

The iconic actor, best known for his role as Westley in The Princess Bride, discusses his behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic.

Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top “100 Greatest Love Stories” and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top “100 Screenplays of All Time,” The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. In As You Wish, Elwes shares never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. In addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories. With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for fans of The Princess Bride.

EVENT DETAILS
TICKET (admits two) is free when you purchase As You Wish from Changing Hands Bookstore.
General admission seating opens at 6:30pm.
Space cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group after the presentation.
Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.
CAN’T MAKE IT? If you’d like a signed book from any of our author events, click “add to cart” below or call us at 480.730.0205 or 602.274.0067 to pre-pay and we’ll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you. We also ship anywhere in the US and to most international locations (extra charges apply).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CARY ELWES is a celebrated English actor who starred as Westley in The Princess Bride before moving on to roles in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Glory, Days of Thunder, Twister, and Saw, among many other acclaimed performances. He will always be indebted to The Princess Bride, he says, for changing his life and giving him a career that has spanned decades. He lives in Hollywood, California, with his family. Find out more about Cary Elwes on Twitter @Cary_Elwes.

Dobson High School Auditorium
1501 West Guadalupe Road, Mesa, AZ 85202

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AZ – Gene Simmons Signs

az-simmonsLegendary KISS co-founder Gene Simmons visits Changing Hands Bookstore on Monday October 27th at 7:00 PM to sign his manifesto for business success, based on both lucrative outside ventures and his experiences in one of the most successful rock groups of all time.

Long before he first took the stage, Gene Simmons had a clear-cut operating plan for the business of KISS. Over the past forty years, KISS has sold more than 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide and manages 5,000 licensed merchandise items — from comic books and coffins to action figures and video games. Simmons’s lucrative ventures also include two hit reality shows, a professional sports team, a restaurant chain, and a record label. In Me, Inc., Simmons gives aspiring entrepreneurs the critical tools they need to succeed. He discusses how to build a solid business strategy, harness the countless tools available in the digital age, educate yourself, and be the architect for the business entity that is you. Inspired by The Art of War, Me, Inc. is organized around thirteen specific, easy-to-understand principles for success — “The Art of More” — drawn from Simmons’s own triumphs and failures. From finding the confidence necessary to get started, to surrounding yourself with the right people, to knowing when to pull the plug and when to double-down, these principles can help you attain the freedom and wealth of your dreams.

EVENT DETAILS
-TICKET is free when you purchase Me, Inc. from Changing Hands.
-ONLINE ORDERS – Click “add to cart” below to order your book and signing line ticket. We’ll send an email confirmation with more details.You can also order by phone during our regular business hours at 480.730.0205 or 602.274.0067.
-7PM ENTRY – Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group (printed on top of ticket) at 7pm.
-All pre-sold copies of Me, Inc. will be distributed to ticket holders at the event.
-Gene Simmons will not sign memorabilia of any kind and may not be able to pose for photographs.
-Line placement cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals. Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.
-CAN’T MAKE IT? If you’d like a signed book from any of our author events, please call us at 480.730.0205 or click “add to cart” below (and let us know you’re not attending the event) to pre-pay and we’ll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you. We also ship anywhere in the US and to most international locations (extra charges apply).

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283

AZ – Scoundrels Signing

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Hugo-award winner Timothy Zahn, best known for his New York Times bestselling Star Wars novels, visits Changing Hands Bookstore on Sunday January 13th from noon till 2:00 pm with Scoundrels, his new novel set in the Star Wars universe. Members of the 501st Legion: Dune Sea Garrison also attend in full Stormtrooper uniform!

Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory after having just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But there’s a bounty on his head—and if he can’t cough up the credits, he’ll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king’s ransom. Or maybe a gangster’s fortune? That’s what a mysterious stranger is offering in exchange for Han’s less-than-legal help with a riskier-than-usual caper. So Han assembles a gallery of rouges—including his indispensable sidekick Chewbacca and the cunning Lando Calrissian. But will their crime really pay, or will it cost them the ultimate price?

EVENT DETAILS

Event ticket (admits two) is free when you purchase Scoundrels from Changing Hands Bookstore.

Letter groups (printed on top of ticket) will be called at 11am to fill seats and designated standing room.

If available, seating and standing room opens to those without tickets at 11:45am.

Space cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.

Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group after the presentation. Those without tickets may get their books signed after ticket-holders, if time allows.

Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
TIMOTHY ZAHN is the author of more than forty science fiction novels. He has also written many short stories, as well as Cascade Point, which won the Hugo Award for best novella. His other works include the Dragonback series, of which Dragon and Thief was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and the New York Times bestselling Star Wars novel, Heir to the Empire. Zahn lives in Oregon.

THE DUNE SEA GARRISON is the Arizona chapter of the international Star Wars costuming club known as the 501st Legion. With over 3,000 members worldwide, the 501st, while not sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd., is Lucasfilm’s preferred Imperial costuming group. Members of the Dune Sea Garrison strive to create movie quality, screen accurate costumes of the “bad guys” from the Star Wars Universe. From Stormtroopers to Boba Fett, from Jawas to Darth Vader they strive for quality and accuracy in every costume they create.

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283

AZ – The Catman Signs

KISS drummer Peter Criss signs at Changing Hands Bookstore on Friday November 2, 2012 at 6:00pm.

Press Release: 

Peter Criss has lived an incredible life in music, from the streets of Brooklyn to the ultimate heights of rock ‘n’ roll success and excess. He conquered the rock world—composing and singing his band’s all-time biggest hit, “Beth” (1976)—but he also faced the perils of stardom and his own mortality, including drug abuse, treatment in 1982, near-suicides, two broken marriages, and a hard-won battle with male breast cancer. Makeup to Breakup is the definitive account of one of rock’s most iconic figures.

EVENT DETAILS

  • Event ticket is free when you purchase Makeup to Breakup at Changing Hands Bookstore. The perforated portion of the ticket is redeemable for one $26 copy of Makeup to Breakup starting October 23 when the book is released.
  • Ticket indicates your assigned signing line time and group. If ordering online, please indicate whether you prefer 6pm or 7pm entry in the “order comments” field.
  • Line placement cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
  • This is a booksigning only. Criss will not sign memorabilia (records, CDs, posters, drum heads, and so forth).
  • No flash photography or video recording.
  • Due to time constraints, Peter will personalize books with first names only and cannot pose for photos.
  • Event details may be subject to unannounced changes.

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283

AZ – The Spaceman Signs

November 8, 2011 by  
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Ace Frehley signs at Changing Hands Bookstore on November 15, 2011 at 5pm.

Press Release:

He was just a boy from the Bronx with stars in his eyes. But when he picked up his guitar and painted stars on his face, Ace Frehley transformed into “The Spaceman,” and helped turn KISS into one of the top-selling bands in the world. Now, for the first time, the beloved rock icon reveals his side of the story with no-holds-barred honesty, and no regrets. For KISS fans, Ace offers a rare behind-the-makeup look at the band’s legendary origins and unspoken divisions—Ace and Peter Criss versus Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

He also reveals the inside story behind his turbulent breakup with KISS, their triumphant reunion a decade later, and his smash solo career. In the end, Ace comes to terms with his highly publicized descent into alcohol, drugs, and self-destruction—ultimately managing to conquer his demons and come out on top.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a booksigning event only. Signing tickets are free when you purchase No Regrets at Changing Hands Bookstore. Sorry, but books purchased elsewhere will not be permitted. (Can’t bring your own popcorn to the movies, or your own beer to a bar, right? Same with books! Thanks for understanding.)

1 TICKET 1 ADMISSION | NO MEMORABILIA | NO PHOTOGRAPHS | NO CAMERAS | NO REGRETS BOOKSIGNING ONLY

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283

AZ – YAllapalooza

December 23, 2009 by  
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James A. Owen, Cecil Castellucci & more sing on Jan. 9th

James A. Owen, Cecil Castellucci & more sign on Jan. 9th

January 9, 2010 ~ 4-7pm

YAllapalooza 2010, a literary musical extravaganza featuring live bands, pizza, games, prizes, and a chance to mix and mingle with your favorite YA authors and get books signed! We’ll have a live game show that tests contestants’ knowledge of young adult and middle grade literature with games GUARANTEED to amaze and amuse. Los Angeles authors include Cecil Castellucci, Carol Snow, Blake Nelson, Andrew Smith, Mark London Williams, and Amy Goldman Koss. Arizona authors include Janette Rallison, James A. Owen, Angela Morrison, Janni Lee Simner, Tom Leveen, Tony Carrillo, Aprilynne Pike, and Jon Lewis. Bands to be announced.

Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283

(480) 730-0205

www.changinghands.com