Reading: Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives by Holly Gleason

Thursday, February 8, 7 p.m.

Nashville-based music journalist and songwriter Holly Gleason will read from her new book, Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives. The collection of essays includes contributions from artists like Rosanne Cash and Taylor Swift, writing about the impact female country artists had on their lives.


Signing: Bullet in the Chamber by John DeDakis

Friday, February 16, Noon – 5 p.m.

Author & journalist John DeDaykis will visit to sign copies of his latest murder mystery.


Reading: A Darkness Lit by Heroes by Doug Ammons

Thursday, March 8, 5:30 p.m.

Author Doug Ammons kicks off the spring Elk River Arts & Lectures series with a multimedia presentation based on his book about the 1917 Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine disaster in Butte.


Reading: Heart Berries by Terese Mailhot

Thursday, April 19, 5:30 p.m.

Elk River Arts & Lectures welcomes Terese Mailhot, who will read from her eagerly-anticipated book Heart Berries, a memoir-in-essays which Sherman Alexie calls “an Iliad for the indigenous.”


Reading: The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by Joseph Drew Lanham

Thursday, May 3, 5:30 p.m.
Our spring lecture series concludes with a talk by Joseph Drew Lanham, a birder, naturalist, hunter-conservationist and Clemson University ecology professor, who will speak on the intersections of culture, conservation, ethnicity and place.


Reading: The Bluebird Run by Greg Keeler

Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m.

Elk River Books celebrates its seventh anniversary with a reading from our new in-house publication of Bozeman poet Greg Keeler’s latest work.


Elk River Books welcomes presentations by writers, artists, musicians, small-scale theatrical productions and lectures on any topic of interest. 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. If you are interested in scheduling an event at our store, please stop by, call or email Events Coordinator Marc Beaudin at