Tucson's 100% Solar-powered Independent Bookstore

Welcome to Antigone Books, 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.

..Kid's Summer Raffle

..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.

 
H Is For Hawk  by Helen Macdonald

When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood, she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of "The Once and Future King" author T.H. White's chronicle "The Goshawk" to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life.
Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer's eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator."

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..Gifts

Come in and hear
the new CDs from Putumayo!

For a little preview, click on the covers.

All Putumayo CDs are $14.98
Please call or email to order CDs.

     Afro-Caribbean Party

      Africa meets the Caribbean on this festive musical celebration! Features a Caribbean rum punch recipe. A great collection of artists including several from Cuba.

      Asian Playground

      A magical and educational journey to the rich diverse lands of Asia, featuring traditional and modern children’s songs!

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..Just In

Bone Clocks By David Mitchell
A vast, intricate novel that weaves six narratives and spans from 1984 to the 2030s about a secret war between a cult of soul-decanters and a small group of vigilantes called the Night Shift who try to take them down. An up-all-night story that fluently mixes the super-natural, sci-fi, horror, social satire, and heartbreaking realism.

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