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.

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..Just In

M A N H A T T A N  B E A C H

by Jennifer Egan

Antigone Books co-owner Trudy highly recommends Jennifer Egan's newest novel, Manhattan Beach:

"There's a lot going on in Egan's new book. We meet Anna, the complicated and feisty heroine, when she is twelve in Depression-era New York and follow her through the war years as she becomes the sole provider for her family. There's a mystery (what happened to her father?). There's beautiful writing and, for us desert rats, a lot of water imagery! And, the historical detail is so interesting and surprising. A novel to get lost in."

..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.


The book for October is:

The scathing title essay is the inspiration behind the term “mansplaining:” a word used to describe men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t. In this insightful collection, writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit discusses the ways in which power is wielded in today’s societies and brings awareness to the staggering inequalities that we wrestle with on a daily basis. Of the many vital topics explored in Men Explain Things to Me, including a highly original inquiry into marriage equality and a terrifying survey of the scope of contemporary violence against women, the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say.

The meeting will take place on Saturday, October 28 at 3:30pm. All readers are welcome!

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


..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.


Scrappy Little Nobody
Anna Kendrick


Even before she made a name for herself on the silver screen starring in films like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air, Twilight, and Into the Woods, Anna Kendrick was unusually small, weird, and "10 percent defiant." At the age of thirteen, she had already resolved to "keep the crazy inside my head where it belonged. Forever. But here's the thing aboutcrazy: It. Wants. Out."

In Scrappy Little Nobody, she invites readers inside her brain, sharing extraordinary and charmingly ordinary stories with candor and winningly wry observations.


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