Montana Reading


Recommended Montana titles, by or about the state

Best Books about Montana by Harry Fritz
UM History Professor Harry Fritz writes about Montana literature

Montana Historical Society
All things historical! Home of Montana Historical Society Press and Montana, The Magazine of Montana History and the museum

Montana Festival of the Book
Check out the past festivals and look toward the next one!

Mountain Press
One of the few independent presses in Montana. Home of the Roadside Geology series.

FarCountry Press
Helena publisher former Montana Magazine connections

Riverbend Publishing
Helena publisher with several Montana Book Award winners!
Winter Wheat Cover Image
By Mildred Walker, James Welch (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780803297418
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Published: Bison Books - December 1st, 1992

Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter Alone in the Wilderness Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780312422721
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador USA - October 17th, 2003

true tale of a winter in the Bitterroot Mts. counting fish eggs


Letters from Yellowstone Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140291810
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2000

Life in the park as seen through the eyes of an expedition and a young female botanist


Tough Trip Through Paradise 1878-1879 Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780893012502
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Published: University of Idaho Press -

Re-issue of the classic


A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780226500669
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: University of Chicago Press - October 1st, 2001

Glacial Lake Missoula: And Its Humongous Flood Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780878424153
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mountain Press Publishing Company - June 1st, 2003

Montana Mainstreets: A Guide to Historic Missoula Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780917298899
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Montana Historical Society Press - January 1st, 2003

Hope in Hard Times: New Deal Photographs of Montana, 1936-1942 Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780917298813
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Montana Historical Society Press - June 1st, 2003

Darkest Before Dawn: Sedition and Free Speech in the American West Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780826337931
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of New Mexico Press - June 16th, 2006

The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology Cover Image
By William Kittredge (Editor), Annick Smith (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780295969749
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Washington Press - June 1st, 1990

The classic literary history of the state.


Hattie Big Sky Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780440239413
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Published: Delacorte Press - December 26th, 2007

Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781588341662
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Smithsonian Books - October 17th, 2003

Wings Over Montana Cover Image
By Donald M. Jones (Photographer), Daniel Casey (Introduction by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781560373315
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farcountry Press - January 1st, 2006