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Art

Tucson's gallery scene is not as concentrated as that in many other cities. Tucson's galleries are scattered across the foothills and other more affluent suburbs. One art hot spot is the corner of Campbell Avenue and Skyline Drive, where you'll find Gallery Row, a stylishly modern Southwestern shopping plaza that has several contemporary art galleries. Behind this complex, at 6420 N. Campbell Ave., is a small courtyard complex that is home to Sanders Galleries (tel. 520/299-1763; www.sandersgalleries.com) and Settlers West Galleries (tel. 520/299-2607; www.settlerswest.com), both of which specialize in Western art, as well as Gallery West (tel. 520/529-7002; www.indianartwest.com), which specializes in American Indian art.

Books

Chain bookstores in the Tucson area include Barnes & Noble, 5130 E. Broadway Blvd. (tel. 520/512-1166), and 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 100, in the Foothills Mall (tel. 520/742-6402), and Borders, 4235 N. Oracle Rd. (tel. 520/292-1331), and 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., at the Park Place Mall (tel. 520/584-0111).

Mexican & Latin American Imports

The "Lost Barrio," on the corner of Southwest Park Avenue and 12th Street (a block south of Broadway), is a good place to look for Mexican imports and Southwestern-style home furnishings at good prices.

Seeing Stars

Amateur astronomers, take note. Because of all the great star-viewing opportunities in southern Arizona, Tucson has a large number of stargazers, and they all shop at Stellar Vision Astronomy Shop, 3721 E. 37th St. (tel. 520/571-0877; www.stellarvisiontucson.com). This store is packed with telescopes of all shapes and sizes, as well as books and star charts.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.