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





Passports will be ready for pickup at
Antigone Books on July 1.


..Summer Reads

Recommended Summer Reading

We think some of our newest staff picks make for great summer reads!
Check out our summer-centric recommendations, as well as other staff favorites, here.

..Just In

Now In Paperback

News of the World
by Paulette Jiles

Both of our owners LOVE this:

Magnificent book! I absolutely loved this fascinating, well written novel. The time is 1870 and the place is an unstable, largely ungoverned Texas.  When a 72 year old man agrees to return a 10 year old girl, captured by Indians 4 years earlier, to her nearest relatives, he finds he has his hands full.  She has lost all memory of her early life and language and sees herself as his captive. The book explores many themes: the "taming" of the West, culture clashes, human flaws and decency, toughness, kindness and the role of luck, to name just a few. Very highly recommended.
--Kate, co-owner of Antigone Books

I loved this book.  The two main characters -- a Civil War veteran who makes a living reading the news in small towns across Texas and a 10-year-old white girl who had been captured and raised by Kiowa but is now being returned (against her wishes) to white relatives -- are unforgettable. The writing is beautiful. And the adventures of this unlikely duo are both frightening and hilarious. If my crystal ball is working, I'd say someone will turn this into a movie -- but, of course the book will be better!
--Trudy, co-owner of Antigone Books

..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.

Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

"If you enjoyed Olive Kitteridge, you'll be very pleased by this new collection of linked short stories, where a score of major and minor characters are drawn in rich, honest detail. What they have in common is that they are current or former residents of a Northern Illinois community . . . and that the intricacies and the intimacies of their inner and public lives are laid completely bare."
-Debbie, former employee of Antigone Books

 For more staff favorites, click here.


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