Browsing through the wide aisles of Antigone Books, a sharp-eyed shopper recently spotted a children's book entitled Piratica: Being a Daring Tale of a Singular Girl's Adventure Upon the High Seas
. Nearby, travel books either in stock or for order offered portholes to adventure anywhere around the planet. The variety of both new and used books at Antigone is impressive, and their selection of titles concerning Tucson is comprehensive. In addition, they have a wide array of cards, gifts and other items. Because it's an independent bookstore, Antigone's can easily provide their customers help in finding exactly what they're looking for. Plus, on trendy Fourth Avenue, the store even has an adjacent parking lot, so visitors can conveniently dock their galleons while they shop.
2. Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 6230 E. Speedway Blvd., 748-9555; 3733 W. Ina Road, 579-0303; 1930 E. Grant Road, 325-5767, www.bookmans.com
3. Book Stop, 2504 N. Campbell Ave., 326-6661
RIP: Biblio, five votes; Green Fire, three votes; Readers Oasis, two votes