Welcome to Antigone Books

We are a zany, independent (and 100% solar-powered) bookstore. We carry excellent books for all ages plus a large selection of fabulous gifts and cards. Voted Tucson's best independent bookstore by the Tucson Weekly, we are located in Tucson's unique Fourth Avenue shopping district.

..Just In

Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays
by local author Fenton Johnson

In this collection of 26 essays, Tucson writer Fenton Johnson contemplates questions of identity, belonging, and belief. With a deft hand and trained ear for storytelling, he explores growing up Catholic in Kentucky, the complex nature of same-gender eros, and the desire to belong. His work poignantly bears witness to the plague years of the AIDS crisis and its effects on the social and artistic networks of so many LGBTQ people. In the collection's most moving pieces, he reckons with grief after his lover dies of AIDS-related complications.

"Rarely has a collection of essays assembled over decades felt this unified, this consistent in voice ... he writes beautiful sentences." --Phillip Lopate


..Super Staff Pick

Every month, we pick a title that we believe is deserving of extra attention. The books are available for a 20% discount via the store, email, or the phone.

This Is an Uprising by Mark Engler and Paul Engler

"Great read for anyone who wants to make real change happen. Practical ideas, plus a thorough exploration of the theory. Highly recommended." -Kelly, a customer

From protests around climate change and immigrant rights, to Occupy, the Arab Spring, and #BlackLivesMatter, a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to shape public debate and force political change. When mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media consistently portrays them as being spontaneous and unpredictable. Yet, in this book, Mark and Paul Engler look at the hidden art behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest. With incisive insights from contemporary activists, as well as fresh revelations about the work of groundbreaking figures such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Gene Sharp, and Frances Fox Piven, the Englers show how people with few resources and little conventional influence are engineering the upheavals that are reshaping contemporary politics.

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..Our Shared Shelf - Feminist Book Group

Our Shared Shelf is a global, feminist book group, founded by Emma Watson, actress (Hermione in Harry Potter) and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.

Books for the group are 10% off the month prior to the discussion.

The book for April and May is:

Women Who Run With the Wolves
by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

There will be two meetings for this title:
Saturday April 29 at 3:30 (to discuss the first half of the book)
& Saturday, May 27 at 3:30 (to discuss the second).

Feel free to come to one or both of the discussions. All are welcome!


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