AZ – Good Clean Fun Signing

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Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation’s Ron Swanson) appears on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 PM for an evening of fun, frolic, and woodworking wisdom at the Mesa Arts Center. Details and tickets at the link…

Mesa Arts Center
1 E Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201
(480) 644-6500

AZ – Little Bot & Sparrow Signing

000000000000-jake-parker-lil-bot-sparrowJake Parker appears at Changing Hands Books to sign Little Bot and Sparrow on Sunday September 25th at 11:00 AM

The #1 New York Times bestselling author-illustrator visits with his new picture book, a story of friendship that can inspire anyone, even robots, to dream.

When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he finds himself in a strange new world. Fortunately, Sparrow is there to take him under her wing. Together, they explore the forest, share adventures, and learn what it means to be forever friends.

This sweet and lasting tale by Jake Parker beautifully captures the happiness and love that can come from making your first true friend―and the courage it takes when it’s time to say goodbye.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JAKE PARKER is an illustrator and cartoonist whose picture books include The Girl Who Wouldn’t Brush Her Hair, The Tooth Fairy Wars, The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man, and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Little Snowplow. He also created the Missile Mouse graphic novels, published by Scholastic. He lives in Utah with his wife and their five children

Changing Hands Bookstore
300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
602.274.0067

AZ – Hot Dog Taste Test Signing

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Lisa Hanawalt, James Beard Award-winning cartoonist and producer of the Netflix original series BoJack Horseman, presents her new book at 7:00 PM on Monday, June 20th

Hot Dog Taste Test serves up Lisa Hanawalt’s devastatingly funny comics, saliva-stimulating art, and deliciously screwball lists as she skewers the pomposities of foodie subculture. From the James Beard Award-winning cartoonist and production designer/producer of BoJack Horseman, Hot Dog Taste Test dishes out five-star laughs as Hanawalt keenly muses on pop culture, relationships, and the animal in all of us.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LISA HANAWALT is an artist living in Los Angeles and is the production designer/producer of the Netflix original series BoJack Horseman. Hanawalt has worked on illustrations, book covers, animations, comics, murals, and textile patterns, and exhibits her work in galleries. She writes and draws a James Beard Award–winning quarterly food column for Lucky Peach magazine, and co-hosts the podcast Baby Geniuses with the comedian Emily Heller. Her first collection with Drawn & Quarterly was 2013’s critically acclaimed My Dirty Dumb Eyes.

Changing Hands Bookstore
300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
602.274.0067

AZ – The Fireman Signing

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JOE HILL (Locke & Key, Horns) appears at Changing Hands Bookstore on Tuesday, May 24th at 7:00 PM! Get tickets at the link…

Press Release:

The award-winning New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box presents his new chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion.

ABOUT THE BOOK
A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies — before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she’s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob’s dismay, Harper wants to live — at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term.

Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads — armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn’t as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted, and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.

In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman’s secrets before her life — and that of her unborn child — goes up in smoke.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JOE HILL is the author of the critically acclaimed Heart-Shaped Box and Horns (which was adapted to film by Red Granite Pictures and stars Daniel Radcliffe) and writes an ongoing comic book series, Locke & Key. He is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award and a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year’s Best collections. He calls New England home.

Changing Hands Bookstore
300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
602.274.0067

AZ – Big Nate Signing

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Bestselling author Lincoln Peirce, creator of the popular “Big Nate” series, appears at Changing Hands Bookstore on Friday, October 16th at 6:00 PM!

Changing Hands Bookstore
300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
602.274.0067

AZ – Felicia Day Signing

Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Changing Hands Bookstorefelicia-day-book on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

Press Release:

The “Queen of the Geeks” — star of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, creator of The Guild, and mastermind of YouTube’s Geek and Sundry channel — visits to sign her new memoir about her rise to Internet-stardom.

Felicia’s short-ish life and her rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now, Felicia’s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism — just like her memoir. Hilarious and inspirational, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now — even for a digital misfit.

PURCHASE YOUR SIGNING LINE TICKETS AT THE LINK…

EVENT DETAILS
*Tickets are free with the purchase of You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) from Changing Hands Bookstore.
*If you’d like to pre-order the book before its release date (Tuesday, August 11), you can do so online.
*After the book’s release date (Tuesday, August 11), you can buy books and get your signing ticket in person, by phone, or online.
*No memorabilia or flash photography.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
FELICIA DAY is a professional actress who has appeared in Eureka, Supernatural, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons. In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The network has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. She is also extremely active on social media, has over 2.3 million Twitter followers, and is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
480.730.0205

AZ – Beyond the Kingdoms Signing

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Meet Chris Colfer, star of GLEE, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM celebrate the release of the newest book in his bestselling series, The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms.

The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it’s up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him. . . except Alex has been thrown off the Fairy Council, and no one will believe they’re in danger. With only the help of the ragtag group of Goldilocks, Jack, Red Riding Hood, and Mother Goose and her gander, Lester, the Bailey twins discover the Masked Man’s secret scheme: He possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature’s greatest villains! So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man, or will they be one step behind until it’s too late? Chris Colfer

PURCHASE TICKETS
Click the link and “add to cart” to order your book and ticket. We’ll send an email confirmation with more details. You can also purchase tickets in-store at either Changing Hands location.

EVENT DETAILS
TICKET is free with book purchase from Changing Hands.
General admission seating will open at 6:30pm.
Booksigning line forms by assigned letter group (printed on top of ticket) after the presentation.
Seats cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.
Chris will sign up to 8 copies of the new book and up to three copies of the other books in the series.
Due to time constraints, Chris will be unable to personalize books.
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 to pre-pay and we’ll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you (or you can order in-store at either Changing Hands location). We also ship anywhere in the US and to most international locations!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CHRIS COLFER is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100, Time magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world, and his books include Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal, The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, and The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning.

Dobson High School Auditorium
1501 W Guadalupe Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202

AZ – As You Wish Signing

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This signing has been cancelled details at the link…

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

 

AZ – Gene Simmons Signs

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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
480.730.0205

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

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