Back to School, Back into the Community!

It's that time of year again when you get to arm yourself with fresh pads of paper and crisp books. Getting your textbooks locally can be as simple as a phone call and swinging down to the shop to pick it up. Plus buying what you need from one of the local bookstores positively impacts our state through job creation and  increased revenue circulating back into the AZ economy more than chain stores. Most of the universities and community colleges have started or are picking up this week so if you were waiting to see if you really need that textbook consider phoning some of the following local stores before browsing to ordering it online.

Independent Bookstores:

2564Antigone Books Tucson | (520) 792-3715 Located in Tucson's unique Fourth Avenue shopping district, Antigone Books is a 100% solar-powered bookstore with a huge selection.


9920Bonny Books Mesa | 480-388-5514 A family owned bookstore.


bookmans logoBookmans Phoenix, Tucson, & Flagstaff | Visit Their Website! An Arizona institution for over 30 years, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange has built our reputation on the concept that "used" is not a dirty word.


602Changing Hands Phoenix & Tempe | Visit Their Website! 100,000 new and used books in a store that is a work of art


159010Friends of the Phoenix Public Library Phoenix | (602) 534-5208 Great Books. Great Prices. Great Causes.

4694Mostly Books Tucson | (520) 571-0110 Your local independent bookstore in Tucson.

3710Student Book Center Tempe  | (480) 966-6226 This shop goes to great lengths to ensure students are getting the lowest price.


Localist Logo Red Heart State SquareThe Poisoned Pen Bookstore Scottsdale  | (480) 947-2974 It's more than a bookstore, it's an experience.



8839Thrifty Joe's Books Glendale | 602-547-2540 Thrifty Joe’s features more than 60,000 books, a large collection of vinyl records of all genres, and a vast array of CDs, DVDs, and video games.