F&F Book Club

F&F Book Club's October selection is The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú!

Discussion will be virtual and is currently scheduled for Thursday, October 13 @ 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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2022 Montana Book Festival

Click on the book cabin to go to the Montana Book Festival website for the schedule and more information!

Montana Book Festival

The Montana Book Festival strives to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, to perpetuate a sense of literary community, and to provide a vibrant, compelling forum for the literary arts that celebrates diversity in Montana, around the West, and beyond!

For over thirty years, Missoula’s annual book festival has paid tribute to the tradition of writing in the West by bringing together authors from across the state, the Rocky Mountain West, and the Pacific Northwest. In 2015, Humanities Montana’s Festival of the Book became the Montana Book Festival, in no small part thanks to the generosity of Arts Missoula.

Today, the Montana Book Festival and its new parent organization, The Montana Literary Cooperative are focused on building grassroots literary events and opportunities, relying on individual donations, grants, corporate sponsorships, a handful of dedicated locals, and the enduring support of the Montana literary community to survive. We have worked to build upon the event's legacy while also reinvigorating the festival with new ideas and fresh perspectives.

Every year, local sponsors have come together to bring literary personalities such as James Lee Burke, Jane Smiley, Bill Kittredge, Charles D’Ambrosio, Gretel Ehrlich, Rick Bass—and more—to our mountain town, along with an exciting array of readings, panels, and exhibits, Erotic Fan Fiction, concerts, and parties in downtown Missoula. Against a beautiful mountain backdrop, in a city split by the famous Clark Fork River, summer comes to a close, and the Montana Book Festival comes to life.

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

Fact & Fiction Camp Mug


BACK IN STOCK!!!!!!!!!!

The perfect mug for around the fire, while curled up in your favorite reading chair, or covert whiskey drinking.

10oz white enameled stainless steel coffee mug with Fact & Fiction repeated in Rainbow colors!


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