Elk River Books kicks off the summer Art Walk series with a free book signing by award-winning nature writer Rick Lamplugh on Friday, June 22, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Lamplugh’s latest book is Deep into Yellowstone: A Year’s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy, which won a gold medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and was a finalist in several other contests. It portrays the majesty of Yellowstone while digging into various controversies, such as the removal of grizzlies from the endangered species list, the hunting of wolves along Yellowstone’s border, the fight to stop the slaughter of park bison and the battle to prevent gold mining in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
His previous book, In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone, details the wolves and ecology of Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley and his experience living and volunteering there for three winters.
Lamplugh’s stories have appeared in Yellowstone Reports, and the literary journals Composite Arts Magazine, Gold Man Review, Phoebe, Soundings Review and Feathered Flounder. He is a winner of the Jim Stone grand prize for non-fiction.
“Lamplugh is a word artist,” writes Julianne Baker, Yellowstone instructor and blogger at Writing the Wild. “Yellowstone is his palette.”
Elk River Books is located at 120 N. Main St. in downtown Livingston, and features a curated collection of used, rare and new books, as well as cards, journals and gifts. For more information, call 333-2330.