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.
..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.
New Southwest: Classic Flavors With A Modern Twist
When Meagan Micozzi relocated to the desert of Arizona, she literally felt like a fish out of water. Finding comfort and inspiration in local foods, flavors and ingredients, Micozzi soon had a new mission: interview native home cooks, research recipes, and then perfect techniques until she had them just right. She launched the Scarletta Bakes blog in 2011 to document her adventures in the kitchen. Since then, thousands of readers have sought out the blog for its innovative approach to southwestern food. Now Micozzi has prepared a collection of all new recipes in her first cookbook. You'll find favorites like Navajo Fry Bread and Salsa Verde as well as imaginative offerings that showcase her quirky take on southwestern fare including Vegan Puffy Tacos with Cumin-Spiced Hummus, Pomegranate & Lime Chicken Thighs, and even Peanut Butter & Jelly Empanadas. Seasoned with humor and common sense throughout, this is the perfect cookbook for anyone who loves the flavors of the American southwest!
It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.
As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.
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Decomposition Books journals feature clever cover designs and a number of eco-friendly attributes, including: 100% post-consumer-waste recycled pages that were manufactured in a mill powered by methane captured from a local landfill; and soy ink printing, which contains fewer VOCs (volatile organic compounds) than regular, petroleum-based ink and is also easier to recycle. They are also made in the USA.
The larger journals are:
80 Sheets (160 pages)
College-Ruled, Acid-Free Paper
Product dimensions: 7.5" wide x 9.75" high
Price is $6.95
The smaller journals are:
30 Sheets (60 pages)
College-ruled, Acid-Free Paper
Product dimensions: 4" wide by 6" high.
Price is $4.95.