We are at it AGAIN! Our ceiling renovations begin January 22nd and should last a couple of weeks (???) We are currently closed for browsing, but booksellers will be here from NOON to 4:00 pm daily to fill online orders, answer phone calls, and for back-door/alley pick-ups! Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. We hope to see you soon under our higher ceilings and updated lighting!
Montana has a long and celebrated tradition of artful, reflective nonfiction. From Joseph Kinsey Howard's Montana: High, Wide, and Handsome to K. Ross Toole's Montana: An Uncommon Land, we've been gifted with a series of erudite and sharp-eyed guides to help show us who we are. To this eminent list we can now add Russell Rowland's Fifty-Six Counties: A Montana Journey. A native Montanan and an applauded novelist (In Open Spaces, High and Inside), Rowland spent the better part of a year studying and traveling around his beloved home state, from the mines of Butte to the pine forests of the Northwest, from the stark, wind-scrubbed badlands of the East to the tourist-driven economies of the West. Along the way, he considered our state's essential character, where we came from, and, most of all, what we might be in the process of becoming.