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.

..Where's Waldo

Back in Tucson for the month of July.

The famous fellow in the striped shirt and black rimmed specs will be in 26 businesses in central Tucson.  Those who spot Waldo (well, a 6" version of him) in 20 locations can enter a raffle to win fabulous Waldo prizes as well as prizes from many of the participating businesses.  Passports will be available July 1 at Antigone Books, Yikes Toys and The Main Library--Downtown. 

 

..Harry Potter Parties

Save these dates!!

The new Harry Potter book is being released July 31!
Harry Potter & the Cursed Child: Parts 1 & 2: The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production ($29.99).

Prepay for a copy and get 25% off.


MIDNIGHT PICKUP on Saturday, July 30:
We will re-open the store from 11:45 PM to 12:45 AM for Potter pickup starting at 12:01 AM.
Midnight Muggles can also enter a drawing for the fabulous Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter. 
Prepayers get 25% off, and other midnight muggles get 20% off the cost of the book.

AND JOIN US FOR THE HARRY POTTER PARTY
ON SUNDAY, July 31, 1 PM – 3 PM.


                           Games, fun, costume contest, Potterish treats and prizes.
                                   Party-goers will get a 20% discount on the book.

..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.

 

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Volk

Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby's strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount.
Brilliantly crafted, "Wolf Hollow"is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl's resilience and strength help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history.

For more staff favorites, click here.

..Just In

Grunt by Mary Roach

Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries panic, exhaustion, heat, noise and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper. She visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds. At Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, in east Africa, we learn how diarrhea can be a threat to national security. Roach samples caffeinated meat, sniffs an archival sample of a World War II stink bomb, and stays up all night with the crew tending the missiles on the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee. She answers questions not found in any other book on the military: Why is DARPA interested in ducks? How is a wedding gown like a bomb suit? Why are shrimp more dangerous to sailors than sharks? Take a tour of duty with Roach, and you ll never see our nation's defenders in the same way again.

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