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    7/25 Behind the Books with Bob Elliott

    Take the street car to Main Gate to meet Bob Elliott!

    Saturday, July 26th from 2pm-4pm
    The A-Store at Main Gate
    FREE and open to the public

    Tucson a Basketball Town by Bob Elliott and Eric Money

    In 1972, the University of Arizona built McKale Center, a basketball arena that seated nearly 14,000 people. Filling that arena would present considerable challenges: the Wildcats hadn’t been to an NCAA post-season tournament for over two decades, and attendance at Bear Down Gymnasium, which holds 3,000, was dismal.

    Enter Fred Snowden. Tasked with developing a basketball program that would justify the existence of the arena, the newly appointed head coach exceeded all expectations. He assembled a staff of high-quality assistant coaches, recruited dynamic, talented players who made the games exciting to watch, and—perhaps most importantly—got the Tucson community to support those players. He accomplished all of this while receiving hate mail and death threats from people who didn’t approve of the Wildcats being led to victory by the first black coach in NCAA division one for a major school in a major conference.

    Tucson a Basketball Town shines a light on an often overlooked chapter in UA history. Fans of the game will be sure to root for Coach Snowden as he transforms Tucson into the basketball town we know and love.

    Purchase Your Copy Here
    8/2: Meet Lilly!

    Join UA BookStores at this Storytime event for readings and activities for children ages two to five, as well as the opportunity to meet their favorite storybook character – don’t forget the camera! Storytime events are free and open to the public. Visit to view more details about upcoming events.

    Interested in more UA BookStores youth literacy events? Sign up to receive early reminders about upcoming programs & receive a 20% Discount on General Reading Books! Just visit and select "I am a parent of young children" from the menu.

    8/7 The A-Store at Park Place Grand Reopening

    The A-Store at Park Place Grand Reopening Sale starts Thursday, August 7th.

    Join us throughout the weekend for exclusive promotions and giveaways!

    Thursday, August 7th & Friday, August 8th
  • Select tees only $7
  • Get a free hat with a $50 purchase or a free ladies t-shirt with a $60 purchase!

  • Saturday, August 9th
  • Save 25% on UA apparel
  • Get a free hat with a $50 purchase or a free ladies t-shirt with a $60 purchase!
  • 6/2-7/25: UA Fusion Summer Camps
    UA Fusion Camps are eight weeks of summer fun at the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, June 2nd-July 25th. Get ready for camp by reading ahead, click here for books.

    The Camps...

    • June 2-6: Superhero Academy
    • June 9-13: Innovate-it or American Girl Isabelle
    • June 16-20: Water Works
    • June 23-27: Sci-Fi Mythbusters
    • June 30-July 3: Fabulous 4th
    • July 7-11: Explorizona
    • July 14-18: Underground, Underwater
    • July 21-25: Forces That Move You

    For more detailed camp descriptions, click here »
    Register now » or call 621-4516 for more information.
    The UASciPass, which is now available for purchase at UA BookStores offers a 36% savings! The UASciPass can be presented at each of the three UA Science attractions for one (1) adult admission: Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, Steward Observatory Mirror Lab, and Biosphere 2.
    -For Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, the pass is good for one (1) General admission and one (1) Show Ticket.
    -For Steward Observatory Mirror Lab, the pass is good for one tour. Please visit for tour schedule.
    -For Biosphere 2, the pass is good for (1) General Admission Ticket. Valid through July 2014.

    Order your UA SciPass Online Here »

    Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
    1601 E. University Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ 85721

    Steward Observatory Mirror Lab
    National Championship Dr.
    Tucson, AZ 85721
    Biosphere 2
    32540 S. Biosphere Rd.
    Oracle, AZ 85739