Ci10 Program

Monday, June 20, 2022  

10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Bookstore Tour West Foyer

Join in on our fun bookstore tour in the sun! The Phoenix-area Bookstore Tour departs from the Arizona Biltmore promptly at 10:30 am on Monday, June 20, and will stop at Grassrootz Bookstore, Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, and Changing Hands Bookstore. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure; the tour will return to the hotel by 3:00 pm. The cost of the tour is $37.50 and registered booksellers will receive first priority.

While pre-registration is closed, tour bus spots will be available day-of and payment can be made on-site via credit card.

Grassrootz Bookstore: Welcome to Arizona’s only Black-Owned Bookstore! Each purchase from Grassrootz Bookstore helps to fund grassroots activism, education and economic development efforts in Phoenix, Arizona.

Palabras Bilingual Bookstore: Palabras Bilingual Bookstore is Arizona’s only Bilingual bookstore, carrying titles in both Spanish and English and offering the community workshops and events with a focus on cultural representation and diversity. The Palabras Mission is to promote cultural representation and diversity through literature, language, and the arts.

Changing Hands: Changing Hands Bookstore has two locations in Tempe and Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix store is home to First Draft Book Bar, a wine/beer/coffee shop with small bites. The stores have over 100,000 new and used books alongside a large selection of gift items. Changing Hands hosts author events, workshops, and book clubs. CHB has been a community gathering place since 1974.

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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