Teacher tea time

I met a longtime librarian from Gilbert during a recent author booksigning event at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, where she was exploring a tall rack of costume-type hats with her adorable granddaughter pictured above in the princess hat that was clearly her favorite.

I hope she’s heard that Changing Hands Bookstore is holding its annual “Teachers’ Tea” this Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2pm. They’re inviting teachers, librarians and educators to the store for “appetizers, wine, tea, sweets, a 20% storewide discount, our recommended fall 2011 booklist, raffle prizes” and more.

The “Teachers’ Tea” is meant to honor teacher contributions to the local community. It’s part of a three-day “Teachers’ Appreciation Sale” inviting teachers to enjoy a 20% storewide savings Nov. 11-13.

Changing Hands Bookstore, a member of Local First Arizona, is located at 6428 S. McClintock Dr. in Tempe. They carry books, t-shirts, jewelry, puppets, holiday ornaments, educational toys, gift baskets and other goodies for folks seeking unique gifts for family, friends and teachers.

You can find Changing Hands Bookstore online at changinghands.com. But visit them in person too, because half the fun is trying on all those hats!

– Lynn Trimble

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