Book Natter book swap on Feb. 19


“On Tuesday 2-19-19, the Facebook group BOOK NATTER, hosts their semi-annual book swap at Arizona Wine Collective from 4 to 6 pm. Join other readers for no host-wine drinking, complimentary nibbles, book chat, giveaways courtesy of Mostly Books, Diana Hansen and author Rita Connelly.

The swap begins at 5:15 pm and if you devour books via digital or audio, come for the fun. Leftover books will be donated to Friends of Pima County Library and/or Sister Jose Women’s Center. AWC is located at 4280 N Campbell Ave #155 in St. Philips Plaza. For more info, email”

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).