Reading: The Tangled Tree by David Quammen

Thursday, August 23, 7 p.m.

Best-selling science writer David Quammen reads from his newest book on recent revolutionary ideas in evolutionary biology.


Signing: In Full Flight by John Heminway

Friday, August 24, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Film maker and author John Hemingway visits Elk River Books during the August art walk to sign copies of his new book.


Reading: Solus by Peter Bowen

Thursday, September 6, 7 p.m.

Montana legend Peter Bowen reads from the latest installment in his Gabriel Du Pres series.


Lecture: Fake News, Preaching to the Choir and the Enemy of the People by David McCumber

Thursday, September 27, 7 p.m.

Elk River Arts & Lectures and Humanities Montana sponsors a talk by David McCumber, investigative journalist, author, and editor of Butte’s Montana Standard.


Presentation and Tasting: The Western Kitchen: Seasonal Recipes from Montana’s Chico Hot Springs Resort, with Seabring Davis and Lynn Donaldson

Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m.
Author Seabring Davis and photographer Lynn Donaldson give a visual presentation about the history of food at Chico Hot Springs, with treats!


An Evening with Debra Magpie Earling

Thursday, November 1, 7 p.m.
Elk River Arts & Lectures sponsors a presentation by one of Montana’s foremost living authors, Debra Magpie Earling.


Elk River Books hosts presentations by writers, artists, musicians, small-scale theatrical productions and lectures on a wide range of topics. We are presently booking six months in advance, and at the very least need a six-week head start in order to properly promote your event. We regret that due to various limitations, we are unable to host every event proposed. If you are interested in scheduling an event at our store, please email Events Coordinator Marc Beaudin at