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Pictures with Santa have long been a holiday must-have. Mix up the tradition this year by taking pictures with The Grinch.
An East Valley group is holding a book drive to donate to area children and pre-teens leading up to the Oct. 26 Make a Difference Day.
Music and motivational messages will be among the highlights of an evening designed to showcase individual courage and resiliency, while raising money for cancer research
On Aug. 24, Helen Spencer Schlie celebrated her 90th birthday doing the things she loves most — working a full day at the Old and Rare Bookstore she owns in Mesa, and spending time with family and friends that evening.
Over the past 25 years, the ANASAZI Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Mesa, has helped teenagers to “find their way in the world” through a wilderness experience program and what they call a new way of “walking.”
It can’t hurt to kick off the school year with some positive reinforcement about reading, and that should be available in spades at Girls Night Out, a free event for teen readers featuring No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike and fellow writers Suzanne Young and C.J. Hill.
It’s a contest with a purpose. While showcasing writing talents, Writers Unite to Fight Cancer’s second writing contest will raise funds for cancer research — and will culminate with a star-studded awards ceremony, featuring best-selling author and motivational speaker James Owen and recording artist Vanessa Joy.
The best-selling author of “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” Kahled Hosseini, stops at Tempe’s Changing Hands Bookstore to read from and sign his latest novel: “And the Mountains Echoed.”
Jewell Parker Roades, the Virginia G. Piper Chair in Creative writing, meets fans and discusses "Sugar," her new novel for middle readers. It tells the story of a 10-year-old girl who lives on a sugar plantation on the banks of the Mississippi and takes it upon herself to serve as the cultural bridge between the plantation residents and the Chinese workers who come to harvest the cane. Roades will sign copies of her book after the presentation.
The 94th annual Children’s Book Week, the national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, officially starts May 13, but youngsters can join activities sooner at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe:
E-Books and Amazon.com may spell the demise of the publishing industry, but Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, named “Best Bookstore” yet again by “2013 Best of East Valley Voters, continues to thrive.
Tempe’s Changing Hands Bookstore will finally expand into Phoenix this fall, occupying the former Beef Eaters Restaurant location at 300 W. Camelback Road, right off the Metro light rail lines.
From national tragedies like that at Sandy Hook Elementary School to the increased digital tools at virtually everyone’s disposal — including in the hands of kids — it’s understandable that parents might feel overwhelmed as they try to raise their children in today’s age.
Among many of Albert Schweitzer’s notable sayings is, "There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
Everyone gets a photo with Santa Claus this time of year. Why not take one with the Grinch, too?
WASHINGTON – Holiday spending is expected to increase by 3.5 to 4 percent this year, as a rising number of consumers plan to spend more and fewer expect to pull back, according to a new national survey.
Technology is making writing a book easier for many striving writers, but publishing it can still be intimidating for many.
Reading “Baby Blues” is like watching a moment in my own life, that of a mom to three children.
Gayle Shanks, co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, said she's glad Arizona has reached an agreement for Amazon.com to collect state sales tax. She said not collecting state sales tax gives the online giant an unfair price advantage.
Tempe's Changing Hands Bookstore is set up for customers browsing its shelves in search of a good read, co-owner Gayle Shanks said.
Stacy London, the co-host of “What Not to Wear,” uses fashion to help women discover their identity in her book “The Truth About Style,” which she will talk about Tuesday in Tempe.
Lois Lowry’s name may not ring a bell right away, but certainly you (or your child) knows one of her many books.
If you loved the movie “Crazy Heart,” you’ll enjoy this discussion with the author who wrote the book it was based on — Thomas Cobb. He will be discussing his newest book, “With Blood in Their Eyes.” Award-winning author Robert Morgan will also be on hand to discuss his book “Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion.” Seating begins at 6 p.m. with the presentation starting at 7 p.m.