Friday, May 16, 2008

A Shout Out for my Favorite Bookstore

This is quite possibly the BEST bookstore ever! The staff is super friendly and it has a friendly, mom and pop feel. They carry almost everything and can try to get you what they don't have. Stephanie Meyer frequents this store- I know she will be there for a book signing when her new Twilight book is released. I also have a quick little story to share about how they touched my life...

My last semester of collage, I had an amazing stash of children's books that I had been collecting over the years, in preparation for teaching. They were my prized possession. I kept them in a huge cardboard box for easy transportation between my internships, classes, nannying and while doing my reading mentoring. One day, my car was broken into, and discovering nothing more than a factory installed tape player, the intruder decided to take my box of books. I was devastated and made up little flyers with a list of the missing books and noted that they all had my name written in them and brought them around to some resell book stores. A week later, Changing Hands Bookstore called and asked if I had any luck, (and I hadn't) and so they told me that they were going to donate many of the books on the list to me. I was so touched. They restored my faith in the goodness of people.

7 comments:

The Jackson Family said...

I also love that bookstore! I always want to go there when we are in Mesa and Nick is like, "really"haha:)!

Kyle said...

That is a really great bookstore...I haven't been there forever though. I can't believe they donated books to you..that awesome. I also can't believe someone broke into the cooper penny car!

heidi said...

What a sad story --- but a GREAT ending. A totally great place for sure! ps. happy late mothers day to you! :)

Heather said...

That is a great story! Very touching that there are good people out there!

Skiba Family said...

That is great that they did that for you! Wow. I can't believe someone stole books out of your car.

Hope said...

That's a sweet story--it's nice to know some people still go the extra mile and it's not always about the bottom line.

Robbins Family said...

I totally remember when your books were stolen... good ole Sunrise!! I don't remember hearing the happy ending. All my years in Tempe and I don't think I have ever been to that store... well now that I'm gone I'll have to check it out next time I'm home (who knows when that will be!)