F&F Book Club

F&F Book Club's December selection is From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty, Landis Blair (Illustrator)!

Discussion will be virtual and is currently scheduled for Thursday, December 8 @ 7pm Missoula time.

If you would like to participate and be added to the Book Club email list, please email your name to FactandFictionBookClub@gmail.com.

New members welcome anytime!

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Sussex School In-Store Bookfair

Support Sussex School while holiday shopping! A portion of sales ALL DAY on Friday, December 2nd will be donated to Sussex School to provide scholarships to lower income Missoulians.


Breathless: Reading and Book Signing with David Quammen


Join us on Tuesday, December 6th, at 7 PM for a reading and book signing with author David Quammen from his newest book Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus.

Bestselling science writer David Quammen has been lauded as “One of that rare breed of science journalists who blends exploration with a talent for synthesis and storytelling.” With his new book, Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus (October 4, 2022 / Simon & Schuster), Quammen tells the story of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a distinct difference from other works on this topic. Breathless is the story of the virus itself—its murky origins, its fast evolution, and its fierce journey through the human population as scientists across the globe raced to understand the virus, contain it, and fight its spread.

Based on interviews with nearly one hundred scientists – including leading virologists in China and around the world – Breathless is a masterwork of storytelling that takes readers inside the frantic international effort to understand and control SARS-CoV-2, as if we were peering over the shoulders of the brilliant scientists who led the chase. Including new interviews with scientists and experts – from Anthony Fauci to George Gao (director of the China CDC) – Quammen offers a globetrotting “scientific detective story.”

About the author: David Quammen’s sixteen previous books include The Tangled Tree, The Song of the Dodo, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, and Spillover, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and recipient of the Premio Letterario Merck, in Rome. He has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and Outside, among other magazines, and is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award. Quammen shares a home in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife, Betsy Gaines Quammen, author of American Zion, and with three Russian wolfhounds, a cross-eyed cat, and a rescue python. Visit him at DavidQuammen.com.

Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus By David Quammen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982164362
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 4th, 2022

James Welch Native Lit Festival

Thursday, July 28  An Evening @ The Wilma (131 S. Higgins Ave.)

7 - 7:15 p.m. — Welcome to the James Welch Native Lit Festival: Sterling HolyWhiteMountain  

7:15 - 7:30 p.m. — Intro: Lois Welch 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. — Louise Erdrich Talks


Friday, July 29  Afternoon events @ Missoula Public Library (455 E. Main St.)

1 - 2:30 p.m. — Two Spirit/LGBTQ Panel: Adrian Jawort / Taté Walker / Raven Heavy Runner

2:30 - 4 p.m. — Thriller / Speculative Fiction: David Heska Wanbli Weiden / Rebecca Roanhorse / Morgan Talty

Evening events @ The Wilma (131 S. Higgins Ave.)

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. — Montana Writers Read

7 - 7:15 p.m. — Intro: Sterling HolyWhiteMountain

7:15 - 8:15 p.m. — David Treuer Talks


Saturday, July 30 Morning events @ Missoula Public Library (455 E. Main St.)

10 - 11:30 a.m. — Nonfiction / Memoir: Sasha LaPointe / Chris La Tray / Susan Devan Harness / Tailyr Irvine

11:30 - 1 p.m. — Poetry: Vic Charlo / Heather Cahoon / Mandy Smoker Broaddus  

Afternoon and evening events @ The Wilma (131 S. Higgins Ave.)

2-4 p.m. — Lois Welch Reads / Debra Earling Talks / Open Mic: Remembering Jim

7 - 7:15 p.m. — Closing Prayer  

7:15 -7:45 p.m. — Story of the Festival: Sterling HolyWhiteMountain

7:45 - 8 p.m. — Introduction: Sterling HolyWhiteMountain

8 - 10 p.m. — “We Talk, You Listen": Tommy Orange / Kelli Jo Ford / Brandon Hobson  

Wildsam Western Montana - Signed by Chris La Tray


A field guide to Western Montana: horseback riding, small town saloons, interviews with fishing guides, ranchers, and U.S. Senators; fly-fishing and wilderness adventure. 

Inside Wildsam Western Montana you'll find Montana stories and legend from prize-winning writers, past and present: detailed road trip plans and profiles of idyllic towns; interviews with poets and journalists, fishermen and innkeepers; delightful ephemera from the archives, selective recommendations about authentic Western Montana experiences, and a robust guide to fly-fishing tradition and practices.

SKU: 9781467199759SIGNED
Price: $20.00


Where’s Waldo?

In Missoula, of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout our community this July. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2022, Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses.

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Missoula!” stamp card, which contains the names of all the participating sites; with each Waldo they spot, they can get their card stamped or signed by the participating shop. To make things a little more challenging, there will be one slightly different Waldo hiding in Fact & Fiction. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing for Waldo books and paraphernalia.  

Martin Handford’s collections of crowd scenes took the world by storm in the late 1980s, and since then the books have held a cherished place on bookstore shelves. More than 78 million Waldo books have been sold worldwide, and they’ve been translated into over thirty languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo.

Once again, in celebration of Waldo’s longevity and popularity, Candlewick Press is teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and hundreds of independent bookstores across the country for some hide-and-seek fun designed to encourage residents to patronize their local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July.

Maid - Signed by Stephanie Land


At 28, Stephanie Land's dreams of attending a university and becoming a writer quickly dissolved when a summer fling turned into an unplanned pregnancy. Before long, she found herself a single mother, scraping by as a housekeeper to make ends meet.

SKU: 9780316505093
Price: $17.99

Descended from a Travel-worn Satchel


Haiku and Haibun by Chris La Tray

featuring art by Clare Carpenter


“I've worn out my body in journeys that are as aimless as the winds and clouds, and expended my feelings on flowers and birds. But somehow I've been able to make a living this way, and so in the end, unskilled and talentless as I am, I give myself wholly to this one concern, poetry.”

— Matsuo Bashō, writing in a letter to a friend.


Price: $16.00

In the Weeds - Signed


"To read Mark Gibbons' poetry is to have an intimate conversation with your community, the guy on the next barstool, the woman in the checkout line, the person across the alley. Gibbons is a poet conversationalist. His words are a wonder and a balm."

-Debra Magpie Earling 
Author of Perma Red

SKU: 9789780996413
Price: $25.00


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