Best Independent Bookstore

Antigone Books

"Oh, but the local places don't have the selection or comfy chairs for my big rear," you whine. You're wrong: Antigone Books has a fine selection, with plenty of places for rears to sit and readers to read. Because it's local, they treat local authors like celebrities. One of the best desert gardening, environment and living sections in Tucson can be found here. If you need to remember why bookstores are magical, go to where it usually begins for most readers—the kids' section. Take your kids there, and take a seat together. That's where readers are born.

Runners up:

2. Bookmans Entertainment Exchange

6230 E. Speedway Blvd.


3733 W. Ina Road


1930 E. Grant Road


3. Mostly Books

6208 E. Speedway Blvd.