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Independent Bookstores in Montana

NewPages.com guide to the best Montana indie bookstores

Independent bookstores in Montana are sorted by City as you scroll through. If your favorite indie bookstore is missing, please contact us.

Since 1977, Barjon’s Books has been a resource for books, music, and gifts that celebrate diversity of spirituality and culture. We are a place for exploration, relaxation, community, and fun!

This House of Books
  • This House of Books
  • 116 N 29th St, Ste B
  • City: Billings
  • Phone: (406) 534-1133
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food
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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.

Country Bookshelf is an independent bookstore carrying a wide selection of new books: fiction, nonfiction, art, Western history, children’s, and young adult.

We are a used bookstore selling used books and taking in books for credit.

Isle of Books & Books

An independent bookstore located in Butte, Montana.

A full service used book store in the heart of Historic Uptown Butte! We have a broad selection of books: collectibles, classics, mining/geology, kids, cookbooks, paperbacks, and much more. The store is large and spacious – perfect for browsing. Follow us on instagram: @secondeditionbooksmt.

Browsing Bison Books

We are a new and used bookstore located in the heart of Historic Deer Lodge.

The Bookstore

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.

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

We’re an independent bookstore nestled in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. We carry a unique variety of new titles as well as used paperbacks.

Montana Book Company
  • Montana Book Company
  • 331 N. Last Chance Gulch
  • City: Helena
  • Phone: (406) 443-0260 or (877) 844-0577
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Children's
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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Montana Book Company has been serving the Helena community since 1978, and is an independent, community bookstore. We also have an extensive children’s literature, stationary, journals, datebooks, and vinyl. We are open everyday of the week!

  • Keystone Bookstore
  • 417 W. Main St.
  • City: Lewiston
  • Phone: (406) 535-8133
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts
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We are a bookstore that has been in Lewistown for 41 years! We have books, music, and gifts for all ages! Do you have a book you would like to read and we don’t have it? We can order it (and won’t charge you any for shipping).

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
  • Elk River Books
  • 122 S. 2nd St.
  • City: Livingston
  • Phone: (406) 333-2330
  • Type: Used books
  • Specialty: Regional
  • Sidelines: Greeting Cards/Postcards, Magazines
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Elk River Books is the home for southwest Montana’s literary community with numerous events, a non-profit arts and lectures series, a publication arm, and a curated selection of fine books and ephemera specializing in rare and collectible outdoors, western history, arts, poetry, and Montana writers. Co-owners Marc Beaudin and Andrea Peacock are Montana’s only members of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America.

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

Fact & Fiction

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.

Shakespeare & Co.
  • Shakespeare & Co.
  • 103 S. 3rd St. W
  • City: Missoula
  • Phone: (406) 549-9010
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Gifts, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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This recently expanded independent bookstore carries a large selection of new books, postcards, greeting cards, blank journals, magazines, and more. On the Hip Strip near downtown Missoula. A feast for the book lover.

Bickerstaff Booksellers
  • Bickerstaff Booksellers
  • 418 W. Broadway St.
  • City: Philipsburg
  • Phone: (406) 859-3812
  • Type: Primarily used with some new books
  • Specialty: General Interest, Art, Children's, Educational, Regional
  • Sidelines: Artwork, Greeting Cards/Postcards
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We are a small independent bookstore located at Quigley Cottage in Philipsburg,Montana specializing in books about Montana and the West. Our collection of Vintage and Rare books is amazing and the variety of new and used books has something for everyone.

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  • Book Therapy and Moore
  • 120B S. Main St.
  • City: Three Forks
  • Phone: (406) 285-6520
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Café/Food, Coffee/Tea, Gifts
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  • Reading Leaves
  • 200 Broadway
  • City: Townsend
  • Phone: (406) 266-0086
  • Type: Primarily new with some used books
  • Specialty: General Interest
  • Sidelines: Coffee/Tea, Gifts, Newspapers
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Independent Community Bookstore in Townsend, MT. We carry books, games, gifts, and teas. There will be a variety of game nights and book clubs available soon. Ask us about having a birthday party at the bookstore!


  • Bookworks
  • 244 Spokane Ave #A
  • City: Whitefish
  • Phone: (406) 862-4980
  • Type: New books
  • Specialty: General Interest
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The Flathead Valley’s biggest independent bookstore.