Changing Hands Bookstore & First Draft Book Bar

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Changing Hands Bookstore & First Draft Book Bar

Changing Hands Bookstore & First Draft Book Bar
4.5
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Climb14ers
Colorado Springs, CO1,762 contributions
Read’n and drink’n
Jan 2020 • Solo
Great concept. A real book store with a bar. They have a pretty good selection of beer on tap and in cans. This was a great way to spend a couple of hours.
Written 19 January 2020
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Christopher L
Hewitt, NJ770 contributions
What a cool bookstore / beer bar!!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Great collection of classics and new release books. Lots of cool collectibles too. Don’t forget beer and culture. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 12 November 2019
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Kelley D
Phoenix, AZ53 contributions
My kind of happy hour!!!
Dec 2018 • Solo
This is one of my favorite places in the city. It’s my kind of happy hour.

They have a lovely selection of wine, beers, coffee drinks and other choices. That combined with a nice snacks menu makes this a great place to stop in to unwind or grab a glass of wine and browse the bookstore.

My favorite snack is probably the pretzel with pub cheese with The Stinky Cheese Man as a close second.

You can always find someone to engage in conversation or just read a book in peace, whatever your feeling that day!
Written 5 December 2018
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Elizabeth B
Wisbech, UK252 contributions
Every book shop should have a bar!
Sep 2018 • Friends
This book shop sells a whole range of genres from classics to political to cook books, as well as loads of novelty items and fun things for your home. Would definitely visit again.
Written 14 September 2018
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nanatravels2
Phoenix, AZ533 contributions
What a find!
May 2018 • Solo
This is what city living is all about -- a relaxed place to browse, share, eat, drink, etc. The bookstore itself is magnificent and this is coming from a former librarian. There are lots of nick knacks and gift items to tempt one. These are mostly unusual and very nice. The bar is laid back and has a nice selection of both alcohol and non alcohol drinks as well as decent food, ranging from sweets to sandwiches, from local vendors. The lavender mimosa is unique and delicious
Written 3 May 2018
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mbamom2
Portland, Oregon95 contributions
A bar, a used bookstore, and a restaurant!
Apr 2018 • Friends
Be still my Portlander heart! It was like I was at home but warmer! Great used bookstore with fun gift items. A sizable bar and meeting area to the side. Plus, a restaurant next door. Even though we drove, it looks like the light rail passed by in front. I don't know how far the closest station is but it might be possible to take it there. Fun times!
Written 1 May 2018
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mstash2018
Phoenix, AZ71 contributions
We are regulars
Mar 2018 • Friends
Amazing selection of books and quirky gifts plus a fantastic wine and beer selection. The fact that you can browse with a pint of IPA is sort of amazing! We are regulars here and visit at least once a week. It's especially great if you want to enjoy a draft beer, but don't want a lot of noise in the background. The staff is super friendly and I could easily spend hours here.
Written 31 March 2018
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lotsagoldens
Surprise, AZ691 contributions
What a find!!
May 2017 • Friends
This is just the coolest book store in AZ! It's part of a complex: next door is the Southern Rail restaurant, and there is a gardening store, which was unfortunately closed when we were there but which looked intriguing. It's a fun store to poke around in, with great staff suggestions, a section with local books, many "gifty" items, and a full bar! We attended a book group meeting, which had a lively discussion. Loved this place!
Written 25 May 2017
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atpanda
Gilbert, AZ427 contributions
Don't give them your credit card!
Jan 2017 • Couples
BEWARE! I have NEVER had an experience like the one I had last night. I took a class at Changing Hands and grabbed a glass of wine beforehand. They asked if I'd like to keep my tab open, and I did, thinking maybe we'd have a break during class. At the end of the night I went to cash out... and THEY'D GIVEN MY CREDIT CARD AWAY TO A STRANGER. How does that happen?! It is completely unacceptable and now I have had to cancel my card and chase down all my recurring payments to change them as well. I wouldn't ever trust them with my card again.
Written 11 January 2017
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samakablam
56 contributions
My favorite bookstore
Oct 2016 • Solo
Changing Hands (both the Tempe and Phoenix locations) is my absolute favorite. I love browsing for hours, even if I know exactly what I'm going in to get. It's always an adventure and it's always a fun experience.

Written 17 October 2016
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