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NewPages Guide to
Indie Bookstores in Montana

The best list of independent Montana bookstores


  • City Title Billings
  • Address 1 223 N. 29th St.
  • Phone (406) 252-4398 or (800) 788-4318
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Metaphysical/New Age
  • Address 1 224 N. Broadway
  • Phone (406) 534-1133
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Café/Food

This House of Books has a very simple mission: Build an independent full-service bookstore in downtown Billings and turn it into a literary & cultural hub for the city. Using the cooperative model means that we give book lovers a chance to own a piece of the store and participate in its success. Join us for poetry night, game night, or visit our other author events.

  • City Title Butte
  • Address 1 206 W Park St.
  • Phone (406) 782-9520 or (800) 273-9520
  • City Title Deer Lodge
  • Address 1 515 Main St.
  • Phone (406) 846-3288
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • City Title Dillon
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  • Address 1 26 N. Idaho St.
  • Phone (406) 683-6807
  • Type New books
  • Specialty Regional

The Bookstore is an independently owned bookstore specializing in titles about Montana and the Western United States. We feature local authors, host book signings, and other author events.

This is a traveling bookstore with no permanent street address, although it is based in Montana. A new venture, the bookstore has been open at various Montana events in 2015 and will begin to travel around the US in 2016.

  • City Title Great Falls
  • Address 1 721 Central Ave.
  • Phone (406) 727-6350
  • Type Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty General Interest

Cassiopeia Books is an independent bookstore in downtown Great Falls, MT offering new, used, and out of print books, and hosting author events.

  • City Title Helena
  • Address 1 331 N. Last Chance Gulch
  • Phone (406) 443-0260 or (877) 844-0577
  • Type New books
  • City Title Lewiston
  • Address 1 417 W. Main St.
  • Phone (406) 535-8133
  • Type Used books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts

New and used books, CDs, Vinyl - Melissa and Doug toys - Music Instruments, Repair, and Instruction in the heart of downtown Livingston, Montana

Elk River Books is the home for southwest Montana's literary community with numerous events, a non-profit arts and lectures series, an in-house theatre company, a publication arm and a curated collection of fine books with emphasis on outdoors, western history and the "Montana Gang" (Richard Brautigan, Jim Harrison, Thomas McGuane, Russell Chatham, William Hjortsberg, Tim Cahill et al.)

  • City Title Missoula
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  • Address 1 2335 Brooks St.
  • Phone (406) 728-6342
  • Type Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty General Interest, Children's, Mystery, Regional, Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sidelines Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Curiosities, Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards

We are a locally owned family bookstore and coffee shop serving Western Montana since 1979. Customers can spend hours browsing through thousands of top-quality new, used and collectible fiction & non-fiction books, as well as comic book titles and audiobooks for any and all readers. Our specialties are bargain priced new and used books with an emphasis on regional interest, children's/young adult, sci-fi/fantasy, mystery/action, general fiction and literature; plus, nonfiction books and sidelines as well! As of 2008, we have a cafe—with soups, sandwiches, coffee, and tea—in the front corner with picture windows on all sides and a vast panoramic view of the Rockies.

Booksellers with years of experience and an eclectic knowledge of titles and authors. Literary events scheduled year round; call for schedule. Open Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 12-4 pm.

Loacted in The Bookstore at UM.

  • Address 1 103 S. 3rd St. W
  • Phone (406) 549-9010
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest
  • Sidelines Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
  • City Title Whitefish
  • Address 1 244 Spokane Ave #A
  • Phone (406) 862-4980
  • Type New books
  • Specialty General Interest

The Flathead Valley's biggest independent bookstore.


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