Rio Nuevo Publishers
451 North Bonita Ave.
Created by the local company Treasure Chest Books in 1999, Rio Nuevo Publishers specializes in Southwestern books, including Native American, nature, outdoors, travel, Hispanic heritage, history and Western lore. Five of their 40 titles were included in the Tucson/Pima Public Library's 2002 Southwest Books of the Year Master List, with two earning "Top Pick" status. With recent titles like Saguaro: The Desert Giant; Pueblos of the Rio Grande: A Visitor's Guide; Cacti of the Desert Southwest; Hummingbirds of the American West; and Turquoise Unearthed: An Illustrated Guide, Rio Nuevo Publishers has found a much-needed local niche in the world of publishing that makes them worthy of being called a Tucson book publisher.