The Last Best Read

We are an antiquarian bookstore in Livingston, Montana. We specialize in rare and collectible outdoor literature, including Native American and Western history, adventure and exploration, sporting books, natural history, works by the Montana Gang, poetry and literary archives.

We also carry a large selection of new and used works by regional authors, children’s books, fiction, books on visual, culinary and literary arts, science, philosophy and more.

Elk River Books is a center for Livingston literary life, hosting readings, signings, lectures, music and other performing arts.

New Books

Visit us in-person at our bookstore in downtown Livingston or browse our online store. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, search our storefront on, a marketplace that supports independent bookstores like ours.

Used Books

Browse our curated collection of used and antiquarian books, maps and ephemera either online or in our shop. Looking for something in particular? Drop us a note, and we’ll consult with hundreds of our colleagues in the trade to track down your treasure.

Audio Books

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Featured Reading List

Grizzly Years book cover image

Grizzly Years

Doug Peacock

Nailing It (signed)

Rich Hall

The Book of Yaak

Rick Bass

The Anger's Coast

Russell Chatham

Upcoming Event

Cherie Newman

Cherie Newman

Cherie Newman

Date July 25, 2024Time 7:00 pmVenue Elk River Books

Author and radio host/producer Chérie Newman discusses her book, Other People's Pets: Critters, Careers, and Capitalism in Yellowstone Country, at Elk River Books.

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Our Memberships

We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association and the Independent Online Booksellers Association. These organizations promote accuracy, integrity and ethics in the online and rare book trades, and encourage the preservation and understanding of human history through the world of printed material. Our memberships mean that we apply the highest professional standards to our work.

Elk River Arts & Lectures is our sister organization, a nonprofit that cultivates and celebrates Livingston’s literary legacy. We build community through the literary arts, offering educational, entertaining, and edifying programs, including public lectures, storytelling events, poetry lessons, writing workshops, and more.