Best Of Tucson®

Best New Bookstore

Barnes and Noble

While we might wish that the general public sought out independently owned bookstores with more frequency, we can't blame readers for giving the nod to a giant like Barnes and Noble. It's obvious, however, that it wasn't chosen simply for its huge selection of books, as it isn't simply a bookstore. There's the music, the magazines, the journals, the knick-knacks-couldn't you just scream? Fave magazines-like The Believer and ReadyMade-are always available, and we love any shelf of books that towers over our heads. All things told, Barnes and Noble is a bookstore beyond compare. Or, wait, are we talking about Borders?

Runners up:

2. Borders Books Music Movies and Café, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., 584-0111; 4235 N. Oracle Road, 292-1333

3. Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave., 792-3715