Are you looking for bookstores to visit? Below we’ve featured 10 of the best bookstores in Montana.
Cassiopeia Books is located in Great Falls. They have a range of new and used books for you to explore. There are all sorts of genres, so you are sure to find something to interest you. Alongside this, they also sell gifts, greetings cards, and various stationery items such as journals.
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One of the big things to note about Cassiopeia Books is their bustling event calendar. Events are held pretty much every week, and include things such as book clubs, poetry nights, author meet-and-greets, and even live music!
Head along to Cassiopeia Books.
Chapter One Book Store was opened in 1974 and has been selling used and new books in the Hamilton and Bitterroot area for over 45 years. They have all sorts of books on offer, and if you are not sure what to read, they have lots of curated lists put together by their friendly staff team.
There’s a book club for everybody at Chapter One Book Store, from a kids’ summer book club to a queer lit book club, and even one focusing on climate action! They also host regular events, so there is always something going on for you to enjoy.
Get in touch with Chapter One Book Store.
Situated in Helena, Montana Book Company is an LGBTQ+ friendly book store that has been in operation since 1978. They have books for all ages and on all sorts of topics, along with a variety of gifts, stationery, and records for you to purchase.
Montana Book Company are very keen to give back to their community, and will often fundraise for different organizations. There’s a wide list of places that they support, among them being the Montana Human Rights Network and the Helena Educational Foundation. There are also regular events held in the store, such as author readings, book clubs, and more.
Get involved with Montana Book Company.
Elk River Books is located in Livingston and specializes in selling used and antiquarian books. The store is run by Marc Beaudin and Andrea Peacock. Genres that they mainly stock include outdoor literature such as adventure and exploration, sporting books, and books by local and regional authors.
Elk River Books host regular events such as book launches, author meet and greets, and much more. They have also set up the Elk River Arts & Lectures organization, which is a non-profit that focuses on promoting arts and culture within the local Livingston community.
Start a conversation with Elk River Books.
Country Bookshelf first opened its doors in 1957 and has recently celebrated 65 years of trading! They are currently owned by Ariana Paliobagis, and throughout its history, Country Bookshelf has always been a woman-owned business.
They’ve won all sorts of awards during their years of trading, and have a wide selection of books on offer. If you are unsure what to read, they have curated lists for you to browse. Country Bookshelf also sells a range of apparel and journals for both art and writing.
You can find them in Bozeman, so why not pay Country Bookshelf a visit?
You can find Shakespeare & Co. in Missoula where they were first established in 1998. They offer a selection of books, gifts, magazines, and everything in between. Although they share their name with a few other book stores around the globe, they are fiercely independent and you can even rep them with some of their beautifully illustrated apparel!
There is always something happening in store, whether that be author meet and greets, book clubs or other events to engage with and support the local community. If they don’t have the book you need in stock, they are happy to order it for you.
Say hello to Shakespeare & Co.
This House of Books in Billings is a community and member-owned book store. It opened its doors in 2016, and this co-operative allows all its investors to have a voice in how the book store is run.
They sell books and audiobooks, including those from local authors and members of the cooperative. They also sell a range of blended teas, perfect to sip on with your next read! This Host of Books also has events such as author meet-and-greets, writing clubs, and even game nights to bring about community spirit.
Reach out to This House of Books.
Fact & Fiction is located in Missoula. They first opened their doors in 1986, but have been in their burgundy and gold embellished store on Higgins Avenue since 1998, better known as the Bluebird Building.
As their name would suggest, you can find a selection of fiction and non-fiction titles on their shelves. There are also curated book lists from their friendly staff if you are stuck for something to read. Check out their events for everything from author readings and book signings, to book clubs.
Send Fact & Fiction a message if you would like to learn more.
Barjon’s Books & Curiosities specializes in selling books relating to spirituality. They’ve been a part of the Billings city landscape since 1977. You can find books here from almost all beliefs, and on topics such as health, healing, and personal development.
Alongside books, Barjon’s offers an assortment of gifts and jewelry. You can also book an intuitive reading from one of their resident readers if you need some further spiritual guidance.
Connect with Barjon’s Books & Curiosities.
As the name might suggest, Second Edition Books specializes in selling second-hand and used books. You can find them in Butte, where they were established in 1986 by Kathleen Finch and the business is still in the family today.
Although they carry all sorts of books, of particular focus, are ones on local history and interests, Western Americana, and mining. Second Edition Books also boasts a great children’s section too. If you can’t find what you are looking for, their friendly staff team is more than happy to help.
Contact Second Edition Books.