It's March, and as a Tucson local, we all know this signals the start of the Tucson Festival of Books! Like clockwork, Tucsonan's usually make their way down to the University of Arizona to participate in the Festival of Books. The festival is an annual book fair held during the second weekend in March, with over 135,000 people attending each year. But, due to the pandemic, this year is a bit different. The festival has moved virtual, and it will be happening March 6 - 7th. If you want to learn more about this year's event and how to get involved, visit (tucsonfestivalofbooks.org). If you're looking to pick up a good read, Tucson has many great local bookstores, and these are a few of our favorites: Antigone Books. Located on 4th avenue, Antigone Books is open for browsing! Locally owned, Antigone stocks books for all ages, and it's also a great place to pick up a small gift or even a greeting card. Mostly Books. An independent bookstore located on Speedway, Mostly Books offers both in-store shopping as well as curbside pickup. Something unique they are offering during the pandemic is the "Quarantine Book Lover's Surprise". Choose your genre, and Mostly Books will put together a selection of titles for you or someone you love to enjoy. UA BookStores. Situated on the University of Arizona campus, the UA BookStore features books, gifts, clothing, and supplies. It's a great place to browse various subjects and has many books featuring Arizona - it's a great place to learn about our beautiful Southwest. Bookmans. It's one of our favorite places to buy and sell used books in Tucson. Did you know you can also purchase musical instruments there? Check out Bookmans online blog for fascinating reads and creative ideas to stay immersed in reading in 2021. Don't forget we also have some great local libraries to checkout in Tucson - from Himmel Park Branch Library to the Pima County Public Library. Did you know you can check out eBooks and enjoy reading from the comfort of your home! Local libraries offer a free way to read, listen, and watch free digital media cool is that!?