Frank 'N Moby Build a Bookstore

T-shirts, posters, greeting cards, tote bags (and more!) based on the classics to help build a new Changing Hands Bookstore in the heart of Phoenix, AZ.
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Changing Hands Bookstore
Small Business
Phoenix, Arizona
United States
2 Team Members

Frank ‘N Moby Build a Bookstore is a project to develop a brand new independent, community-grown bookstore (a second location for Changing Hands) in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. There’s a range one-of-a-kind perks for you to choose from, with all proceeds going toward building the new store.

Changing Hands Bookstore is currently located in Tempe, Arizona, where it has grown since its humble beginnings in 1974, when it was started on a whim by three college students who cared deeply about community service and books. Over the years, Changing Hands has grown to be more than a bookstore. It’s a place that believes in building community by providing space and resources to grow readers of all ages, connecting authors with book lovers, and encouraging storytelling and writing. It supports schools and teachers, local, national and international charities and service organizations, literacy projects, NPR, and PBS.

As Changing Hands has grown over the years, so has its fan base, including those who have hoped for a second Changing Hands location in Central Phoenix. We’re seeking your help to make that idea a reality.

In return for your support, you’ll be one of the few to own artwork created exclusively for this campaign—posters, tote bags, T-shirts, calendars, and greeting cards, all created by local artists and based on epic classics like Moby-Dick, Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, Beowulf, Alice in Wonderland, War of the Worlds, and more. The artwork is locally and sustainably printed.

All shirts are American made in men's and women's sizes. Final designs and colors may vary slightly. At the end of the campaign we will email you to get your design, color and size preferences.

Shirt #1: Moby the Dick

Shirt #2: Real Vampries

Shirt #3: Frank 'N Bones

Shirt #4: Stay Classy

Shirt #5: First Draft Book Bar

Greet friends and family with our classy Classic Greeting Card Set, which includes 10 cards—two each of five different designs. Final designs and colors may vary slightly.

Keep the days of the year in style with this 2014 Stay Classy Calendar. Locally designed and sustainably printed, this 9" x 12" (folded) calendar also includes birth dates of our (and your!) favorite authors. Final design and colors may differ slightly.

Carry your books and gadgets in style with this Stay Classy Tote Bag, locally designed and sustainably screen-printed in Phoenix. Final designs and colors may vary slightly.

Select a Classic Print of your choice. There are a total of five print options, designed by talented and generous local artists and sustainably printed in Phoenix. Please note that the final designs and colors may vary slightly. All prints are 8.5" x 11" to be compatible with standard frames.

Print #1 / Beowulf by Sebastien Millon

Print #2 / War of the Worlds by Jon Garza

Print #3 / Stay Classy by Safwat Saleem

Print #4 / Moby the Dick by Safwat Saleem

Print #5 / Real Vampires by Safwat Saleem

We’re operating on a fixed funding model. If this campaign does not reach its $80,000 goal, your credit card will not be charged and we will not receive any funds from you, our project backers. We need your help! Spread the word to friends, family and folks you Facebook stalk (and Twitter stalk, and Tumblr stalk, and Pinterest stalk, whatever!).

Changing Hands Bookstore has brought some pretty amazing literary talent to Valley residents. Rockstar authors like Neil Gaiman, Barbara Kingsolver, Matthew Inman, Sherman Alexie, Anne Rice, and even Grumpy Cat have visited to give talks, sign books, and pose for photos. (Actually, Grumpy Cat didn’t have much to say.)

Other rockstar authors—and actual rock stars—who have come to Changing Hands in the recent past include Corey Doctrow, John Green, Gary Vaynerchuk, Stephenie Meyer, Ozzy Osbourne, Austin Kleon, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sarah Vowell, Jon Krakauer, Garrison Keillor, Anne Patchett, Rick Riordin, Mo Willems, Khaled Hosseini, Scott Turow, Jeff Kinney, Dave Barry, T.C. Boyle, Linda Ronstadt, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and hundreds of others.

Here's a short video of Anne Rice when she visited Changing Hands Bookstore in November. She talked about indie bookstores, vampires and her love of Diet Coke.

Check out the video below for a quick recap of one of the past quarter's biggest events.

The second Changing Hands Bookstore location will open in spring 2014 on Camelback and Third Avenue in Phoenix, in a former restaurant facility called Beef Eaters. The new bookstore will adaptively reuse the basic structure of the existing building, retaining key features such as fired adobe walls, timber framing, and original fireplaces, while transforming it into a comfortable place to read and gather. It will even feature a wine and beer bar called First Draft!

Even cooler, the new store will be a partnership with two other local businesses: a restaurant that focuses on simple comfort foods and casual elegance by the group that created Phoenix’s award-winning Beckett’s Table, and a co-working, meeting, and event space for mobile professionals. The developer, Venue Projects, is a brilliant team on a mission to create inspiring places that serve and celebrate nature while promoting community.

Pretty cool stuff. We’re aiming for a spring 2014 grand opening. To follow our progress, drive by the new Camelback and Third Avenue location or visit TheNewtonPhx.com.

No way. It’s just a fraction of what we need to build a new indie bookstore. We’re putting up the bulk of the funding from our own resources. The $80K we hope to raise with this project will bring us the rest of the funding needed to build the new store, get the doors open, the shelves built and stocked, and the lights turned on. We look forward to reaching and even surpassing our goal with your support. We also have plans for some “stretch goals” that will help us go beyond the $80K mark. We’ll post those goals here soon.

For a long time now, friends and fans of Changing Hands have asked us to expand to central Phoenix, which has lost many bookstores in recent years, leaving tens of thousands of people in the nation’s sixth largest city few options aside from online booksellers. It reminded us over and over again that people need bookstores in their lives; they crave them and what they represent—a community gathering place with opportunities to connect with authors, a place to browse with like-minded people in a world of stories and ideas. A kind of second home for readers. Now, by contributing to our Indiegogo project, you can help us build that home!

We hope our perks are the kind of cool stuff you’d love to purchase. They’re all locally designed and sustainably printed. We believe in supporting local businesses, and we know you do, too. When you back our project, you’re purchasing some pretty phenomenal goods, and doing something great for the community, too. All funds raised through this project will be used to get our new bookstore off the ground and expand our ability to serve our community. Thanks for being part of the awesomeness!

Thank you for backing this project. Places like Changing Hands Bookstore grow because of the strong support of people like you who care about the quality of life in their communities and invest in organizations that focus on social good.

Frank ‘N Moby wouldn’t have been able to put together this awesome fundraising project without the support of some of the coolest local artists and businesses. Kudos to our friends, and thanks for your support:

Safwat Saleem / Safwat is a Phoenix based graphic designer, artist and filmmaker.

Sebastien Millon / Sebastien is a world-renowned artist. He makes amazing drawings of bears, rabbits, kids, and other fantastical things.

Jon Garza / Jon is an illustrator and designer who draws rap lyrics and other rad stuff.

Impression Makers / Founded in Tempe, Arizona in 1972, Impression Makers constantly strives to deliver the highest-quality print products possible.

When will I get my awesome stuff?
Our fundraising campaign ends on December 20. Should our project successfully meet its $80K goal, we will begin production immediately afterward. We anticipate that products will be available in late January 2014.

Can I pick up my stuff at Changing Hands Bookstore?
Yes, products (i.e., perks) will be available for in-store pickup at the Tempe Changing Hands Bookstore location after production is complete. You will receive an email alerting you when your perks are ready for pickup. We anticipate availability in late January 2014. If you do not want to pick up your perks in-store, no sweat. We’ll be glad to ship them to you. You’ll can tell us which option you prefer (in-store pickup or shipped to your door). After the campaign ends we’ll send you a questionnaire, so keep your eyes peeled!

Do I get to pick my own shirt style and size? And what about prints? Do I get to pick the one I want?
Yes, you will be sent a questionnaire after the campaign ends, and will be asked which of the five shirt options you prefer and which size you need. If you selected a perk that includes a print, you will be asked which of the five options you prefer.

What if my shirt doesn’t fit. Can I send it back?

Unfortunately, shirts (and other perks) are nonrefundable and no exchanges can be made.

If I choose a Season Ticket perk, how do I know which author events I can choose from?
We’ll contact you after the campaign ends with details on how to select the author events you’d like to attend.

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$91,030USD
raised by 1,137 people in 1 month
114% funded
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$80,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on December 24, 2013
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  • $54USD
    Featured
    T-shirt + Tote Combo

    Double the fun with a Classic T-shirt of your choice and the Stay Classy Tote Bag, designed and sustainably screen printed in Phoenix. Shirts are American made. (Your contribution includes shipping in the U.S. Please add $10 for international shipping.) PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $10USD
    I Built This Bookstore

    Your name—a legacy—printed in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success. The book will be displayed at our new bookstore.

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  • $16USD
    Classic Print

    Enjoy one Classic Print of your choice. There are a total of five print options, designed by several local artists and sustainably printed in Phoenix. (Your contribution includes shipping in the U.S.. Please add $10 for international shipping.) PLUS your name printed in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

    75 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $18USD
    Stay Classy Calendar

    Keep the days of the year in style with this Stay Classy calendar, designed and sustainably printed in Phoenix. The calendar includes birth dates of our favorite authors. (Your contribution includes shipping in the U.S. Please add $10 for international shipping.) PLUS your name printed in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

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  • $26USD
    Stay Classy Tote Bag

    Carry your books and gadgets in style with this Stay Classy tote, designed and sustainably screen-printed in Phoenix. (Your contribution includes shipping in the U.S. Please add $10 for international shipping.) PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

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  • $30USD
    Classic T-shirt

    Add some serious class to your wardrobe with a Classic T-shirt of your choice, designed and sustainably screen-printed in Phoenix. Shirts are American made. (Your contribution includes shipping in the U.S. Please add $10 for international shipping.) PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

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  • $36USD
    Classic Greeting Card Set

    Greet friends and family the classy way with the Classic Greeting Card set (includes 10 cards), designed and sustainably printed in Phoenix. (Your contribution includes shipping in the U.S. Please add $10 for international shipping.) PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

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  • $58USD
    Greeting Cards + Tote Combo

    Double the fun with the Classic Greeting Card set (includes 10 cards) and the Stay Classy Tote Bag, designed and sustainably printed in Phoenix. (Your contribution includes shipping in the U.S. Please add $10 for international shipping.) PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

    43 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $70USD
    Classic Home Decor Package

    Redecorate the house with this full set of five Classic Prints, designed and sustainably printed in Phoenix. (Your contribution includes shipping in the U.S. Please add $10 for international shipping.) PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

    5 claimed

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  • $124USD
    Classic Graphics Package

    Grab this full set of five Classic Prints, a Classic T-shirt of your choice, and the Stay Classy Tote Bag, and be the envy of all your friends. Products are designed and sustainably printed in the Valley. Shirts are American made. (Your contribution includes shipping in the U.S. Please add $10 for international shipping.) PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

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  • $140USD
    Classic Wardrobe

    Revamp your wardrobe with this full set of five Classic T-shirts, designed and sustainably printed in Phoenix. Shirts are American made. (Your contribution includes shipping in the U.S. Please add $10 for international shipping.) PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

    27 claimed

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  • $210USD
    Classic Wardrobe + Home Decor

    Redecorate the house and revamp your wardrobe with this full set of five Classic Prints and a full set of five Classic T-shirts, designed and sustainably printed in Phoenix. Shirts are American made. (Your contribution includes shipping in the U.S. Please add $10 for international shipping.) PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

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  • $260USD
    Ultimate Classic Combo Pack

    Integrate the classics into every aspect of your being with a full set of five Classic Prints, five Classic T-shirts, Stay Classy Tote Bag, Stay Classy Calendar and Classy Greeting Card Set (incl. 10 cards). Products are designed and sustainably printed in Phoenix. Shirts are American made. (Your contribution includes shipping in the U.S. Add $10 for international shipping.) PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to those who contributed to the project's success.

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  • $500USD
    CHB Season Tickets

    Up your hip factor with one signed book and two reserved seats at four Changing Hands author events of your choosing. Can't attend the events? No sweat. We'll ship them to your door for free—the autographed books, that is. PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

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  • $1,000USD
    Deluxe Season Ticket

    Double the hip factor with one signed book and two reserved seats for 10—count ’em, TEN!—Changing Hands author events of your choosing. Can't attend the events? No sweat. We'll ship them to your door for free—the books, that is. PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

    5 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,500USD
    Custom Book Talk

    For aspiring authors, publishers, book groups, or just the innately curious, enjoy a private talk about the book business with Changing Hands Bookstore’s head book buyers. Twenty early release books are included, so you'll know what the in-crowd will be reading before the in-crowd knows! PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

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  • $2,500USD
    Your Name Here

    Picture your name or company logo in lights! Or rather, elegantly engraved on the Phoenix Changing Hands Bookstore’s Book Club Table, a permanent feature of the facility where our reading groups gather. PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" Book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

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  • $5,000USD
    Your Name & Event Here

    Your name or company logo elegantly engraved on the new bookstore’s Book Club Table, PLUS your private event in our new store’s First Draft Book Bar event space (up to 100 people, does not include food or drinks), PLUS two Ultimate Classic Combo Packs, PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

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  • $10,000USD
    Master Builder

    We hail you, Master Builder. Contribute at the $10,000 level and get it all! Your name or company logo permanently engraved on the new bookstore’s Book Club Table, PLUS your private event in our new store’s First Draft Book Bar event space (up to 100 people, does not include food or drinks, event space will be ready in April 2014), PLUS four Ultimate Classic Combo Packs, PLUS your name written in our "I Built This Bookstore" book, a tribute to everyone who contributed to the project's success.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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