Changing Hands is an independently owned bookstore that offers family story time events, tween and teen book clubs, and other community events regularly. There is a Tempe location and also one in Phoenix, conveniently located right next to the Central Avenue/Camelback light rail stop. The Phoenix location is also home to the First Draft Book Bar. There you can enjoy wine, beer, or coffee while you shop. They also have a happy hour every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This is only a partial list of events – there are even more. For more information on other author visits, book readings, and community events, check out their event calendar.
Olivia Simpson Ellis: The Work at Hand: Selected Poems
- Friday, February 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Tempe
FREE family costume story time: The Poky Little Puppy
Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Little Golden Book character the Poky Little Puppy. Dates at both store locations (see below).
- Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Tempe or
- Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Phoenix (and celebrate Valentine’s Day, too)
FREE tween club read
Calling all tweens! Join other booklovers for free grub from Clockwork Pizza and discuss Tonke Dragt’s The Letter For The King.
Jennifer Spiegel: And So We Die, Having First Slept
- Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Phoenix
10 STORYTELLERS. 6 MINUTES. 1 WINNER. Ten tellers will have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme “Crushing It!” You can sign up to tell a story or just attend to enjoy the talent. Five members of the audience will be judges and one lucky winner receives a $30 cash prize.
Admission is $6 in advance, $8 day of the event.
- Friday, February 15, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Phoenix
Like to draw? Like to drink? Join Changing Hands for an open studio workshop. First Draft Book Bar presents a night of drinking and drawing for all skill levels. Bring your own supplies. $8 per person admission includes a local model for a three-hour pose.
- Every second Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Gather for interactive story time for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Read picture books, sing songs, play games, and learn together that books bring communities—and kids!—together.
- Every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. at Tempe
- Every Thursday at 10 a.m. at Phoenix
Share stories, songs, rhymes, and activities with your little one while learning how having fun with letters, words, math, and science will help prepare your child for reading success and support healthy brain development.
- Every Thursday at 9:15 a.m. at Phoenix
Interactive bilingual story time for preschoolers and kindergartners
- Every fourth Thursday at 10 a.m. at Phoenix
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Phoenix, AZ 85013