Montana Book Library

These books will treat the reader with a unique story about the spirit and magic of the great west. You will also be treated to some of the most beautiful photos ever taken of this great state. So browse the books below, and when you find one you like, simply click the order button and fill out the form. We'll contact you with order details and shipping dates.

600 Hours of Edward

600 Hours

By Craig Lancaster
Edward Stanton's mental illness has led him to be sequestered in his small house, where he keeps his distance from the outside world, but over the course of 600 hours, several events puncture the walls Edward has built around himself.

$14.00 Paperback, 280 pgs.

Bears I Have Known

Bears Known

By Bob Murphy
In this very entertaining book, retired National Park Service ranger Bob Murphy recounts his most memorable experiences with bears in Yellowstone and Glacier national parks.

$10.95 Paperback, 112 pgs.

Blackfeet Indian Stories

Blackfeet Indian Stories

By George Bird Grinnell
Great stories of the Blackfeet, including the stories of Cold Maker and Thunder, the hero Kut-o-yis', who got rid of the bad things, & the entertaining Na'pi (old Man) stories of mischief and trickery.

$10.95 Paperback, 112 pgs.

Blackfeet Tales of Glacier Park

Blackfeet Glacier

By James Willard Schultz
In 1877 Schultz went to Montana to buffalo hunt. He stayed and joining the Blackfeet tribe. These great legends of the Blackfeet will leave you wanting more.

$19.95 Paperback, 240 pgs.

Blue Lines - A Fishing Life


By Tom Reed
Blue Lines is about fishing small streams in the Rocky Mountain West. It follows one man's life from Colorado childhood streams to Montana high country creeks. Blue Lines is filled with supurbly told fishing stories, and it shows us fishing as a healer, fishing as common ground between adversaries, and fishing as a way to escape the travails of the mundane.

$12.95 Paperback, 173 pages

The Bottom of the Sky

Bottom Sky

By William C. Pack
An aching rags-to-riches novel that surges from the fringes of a Montana coal and cattle town into the powerful chamber of Wall Street and Silicon Valley

$24.95 Hard Cover, 480 pgs.

Buffalo Country

Buffalo Country

By Donald M. Jones
This book tells the story of bison: how bison live, the bison cultures of Native Americans, the near extermination and recovery of bison.

$13.95 paperback, 72 pages

Butte Trivia

Butte Trivia

By George Everett
Butte is a treasure trove of terrific trivia – and this book mines her richest veins of astounding facts and figures. It's fun & entertaining!

$9.95 Paperback, 124 pgs.

The Casebook of Sheriff Pete Benson


By John S. Fitzpatrick
Pete Benson was a big-city police detective. His job was intense, dangerous, and 24/7. He loved it. But he also had a loving wife and two young children he hardly saw. So he made a choice. Now Sheriff Pete Benson patrols Rhyolite County, Montana. Of course, even in paradise trouble sometimes comes calling.

$12.95 Paperback, 232 pgs.

Cooking Backyard to Backcountry

Cooking Backcountry

By John Rittel & Lori Rittel
A unique approach to memorable outdoor cooking, 150 mouth-watering recipes “field-tested” in backyards and backcountry camps.

$19.95 Paperback, 192 pgs.

Crown of the Continent

Crown Continent

By Ralph Waldt
A personal portrait of the Crown's landscapes and seasons. In stunning photos and words, it explains why this great wild land is so unique & why it must be protected for the future.

$24.95 paperback, 167 pages

Dream Chasers of the West

Dream Chasers

By B. L. Wettstein
In 1913, unmarried and alone at the age of thirty, Clara left Minnesota and headed to Montana to file a homestead claim on free land. It was a time when neighbors helped each other to survive, and when “men were tough, but the women were tougher.”

$12.95 Paperback

Floating on the Missouri: 100 Years After Lewis & Clark

Floating Missouri

By James Willard Schultz
An extraordinary book for travelers and historians alike.

$19.95 paperback, 152 pages

Give Me Mountains for my Horses

Give Mountains

By Tom Reed
Tom Reed has a real affinity for horses and wilderness, and it shows on every page in his true tales about trail riding, horse packing, and great mountain horses.

$9.95 Paperback, 120 pages

Great Montana Bear Stories

Great Bear Stories

By Ben Long
The newest collection of bear stories, from close calls to humorous escapades to well told stories of how to hike, camp, and live safely in Montana’s bear country.

$12.95 paperback, 192 pages

Haunted Montana

Haunted Montana

By Karen Stevens
Montana librarian Karen Stevens is a certified ghost hunter and she's found all kinds of ghosts in the Treasure State.

$12.95 Paperback, 255 pgs.

Hiking with Grizzlies: Lessons Learned

Hiking with Grizzlies

By Tim Rubbert
Unlike other books about hiking in grizzly country, this book uses photographs of Rubbert’s actual bear encounters to dramatically illustrate how to react safely.

$10.95 paperback, 144 pages

Horses They Rode

Horses They Rode

By Sid Gustafson
A dramatic novel of love, family, and changing cultures along Montana’s rugged Rocky Mountain Front.

$24.95 hard cover, 288 pages

How It Looks Going Back

How it Looks

By Doris Knowles Pulis
This delightful memoir tells of a girl growing up in the Yaak Valley. It's a delightful account of quirky neighbors, growing girls’ adventures, wildlife huge and tiny, and especially one loving family.

$12.00 Paperback, 264 pgs.

Land of Nakoda

Land of Nakoda

By James L. Long
A vivid account of the history, legends, customs, crafts, and ceremonies of the Assiniboine. Written and illustrated by tribal members.

$14.95 Paperback, 240 pages

Lona Hanson

Lona Hanson

By Thomas Savage With an intro by O. Alan Weltzien
In ranchwoman Lona Hanson, Savage creates an extraordinary character: passionate, driven, domineering, and ultimately tragic. Originally published in 1948.

$14.95 paperback, 306 pages

Montana Ghost Stories

MT Ghost Stories

By Debra D. Munn
This collection of stories span the state wherever ghosts ramble and roam. The subjects are star-crossed lovers, murderers and the murdered, miners and cowboys, and Native Americans

$9.95 Paperback, 175 pages

Montana Is...

Montana Is

By Mike Logan
Mike Logan’s photography showcases the majesty of Montana, high, wide, and wonderful!

$11.95 paperback, 96 pages

Montana UFOs & Extraterrestrials


By Joan Bird
Drawing on recently declassified government documents, historic reports, and first-hand interviews, Ph.D. zoologist and author Joan Bird presents compelling evidence that UFOs are real, have frequented Montana’s Big Sky, and have landed in the state.

$14.95 Paperback, 232 pages

Montana Trivia

MT Trivia

By Janet Spencer
This fun-filled, fact-filled trivial extravaganza will keep you laughing, keep you learning, and keep you guessing.

$9.95 Paperback, 160 pgs.

Montana Waterfalls

MT Waterfalls

By Larry & Johnson
Find more than 50 spectacular waterfalls in Montana. From thundering drops to vibrant cascades, each waterfall is clearly described with photos, maps, directions, and helpful information on nearby camping, hiking, geology, and history.

$19.95 paperback, 208 pages

More Haunted Montana

More MT Haunted Stories

By Karen Stevens
Want to bowl with the ghosts at a bowling alley in Anaconda? Explore a spooky mine near Helena? Have you ever slept with a ghost? You’ll find 34 spooky stories from the historic Bitterroot Valley to the starkly beautiful prairies of the east.

$12.95 Paperback, 240 pgs.

One Woman's Montana

One Womens MT

By Kathe LeSage, photographer
This small intimate collection of images is a touch, a glimpse, a reflection – a visual love poem about Montana.

$24.95 Paperback, 80 pgs.

The Pass

The Pass

By Thomas Savage
Set near Savage’s hometown of Dillon around 1910 when the area is newly settled. New rancher Jess Bentley struggles against the elements, against fate, and against all odds to run a successful outfit that will be suitable for his beloved new bride, Beth, and the baby the doctor warned them they would never see.

$12.95 Paperback, 144 pages

Peakbagging Montana: A Guide to Montana's Major Peaks

Peak Bagging

By Cedron Jones
This book is for hikers who want to know more about mountain climbing or peakbagging. Includes detailed directions to bagging more than 50 of Montana's major peaks with routes ranging from easy trails to bushwhacking and scrambling.

$14.95 Paperback, 80 pages

Place Names of Glacier National Park

Place Names of Glacier Park

By Jack Holterman
Unique stories behind 663 geographic names in Glacier National Park, Montana, and Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.

$12.95 Paperback, 240 pages

Sherlock Holmes: The Montana Chronicles

Sherlock Holmes

By John S. Fitzpatrick
For the first time, here are the long-lost records of four intriguing mysteries solved by the famous English detective Sherlock Holmes when he traveled to Montana in the late 1800s.

$12.95 Paperback, 240 pages

Silvertip: A Year in the Life of a Yellowstone Grizzly


By Ted Rechlin
“Silvertip” is a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. This book shows you how he lives through a year in Yellowstone National Park. You’ll learn about what he eats, where he goes, and how he gets along with wolves, other bears, and even park visitors like you.

$9.95 paperback, 48 pages

Some Like it Hot!

Some Like it Hot

By Susan Neider
A beautiful visual portrait of Yellowstone National Park's best and most favorite thermal features. A stunning portfolio of photographs.

$19.95 Paperback, 128 pgs.

The Sun God's Children: The history, culture, and legends of the Blackfeet Indians

Sun God

By James Willard Schultz
Fur trader, hunting guide, and later, acclaimed chronicler of Native American culture, James Willard Schultz lived with the Blackfeet for many years from the 1870s to the 1930s. The Sun God’s Children describes the Blackfeet as they lived before the coming of the fur traders and their customs, traditions, and religious beliefs, as told to Schultz by the Blackfeet themselves.

$14.95 Paperback, 260 pgs.

The Watershed Years

Watershed Yeard

By Russell Rowland
The sequel to Rowland’s highly acclaimed first novel, In Open Spaces. Follow the Arbuckle family as they struggle to hold their Montana ranch - and their family - together.

$12.95 Paperback, 256 pgs.

When the Meadowlark Sings

When the Meadowlark Sings

By Nedra Sterry
Born in 1918 in Fort Benton, Nedra Sterry has crafted a powerful memoir of life on the Montana prairies and a childhood defined in equal measure by poverty & grace, hard work & family ties.

$12.95 paperback, 224 pages

Where Did Dinosaurs Come From?

Where did dinosaurs come from

By John Bonnet Wexo
This book tells the fascinating story of the 'arms race' that begin with some of the earliest creatures on earth.

$12.95 Hard Cover, 32 pages

Women in Wonderland

Women in Wonderland

By Elizabeth A. Watry
Tales of a dozen women, some of whom had short-lived adventures in Yellowstone National Park, but most of whom spent decades as rangers, scientists, interpreters, and entrepreneurs, shaping the Park’s physical and cultural landscape.

$19.95 Paperback, 252 pgs.






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